With help from my students (because they think it’s amazing I have begun to blog again) we present our version of explaining a small portion of becoming a widow.

Widowhood is a term used to describe the state of being a widow.

The loss of a spouse can be a traumatic experience, and the grieving process can be long and difficult. For many women, the death of a husband can be particularly devastating, as they may have shared many years of their lives together and developed a deep emotional bond. It is common for widows to experience a range of emotions after their loss, including sadness, loneliness, anger, guilt, and anxiety.

Despite these challenges, many widows are able to find ways to cope with their loss and rebuild their lives. One important step in the grieving process is to seek support from family, friends, and professionals. Grief counseling, support groups, and other resources can provide valuable emotional support and help widows navigate the challenges of widowhood.

Another important aspect of coping with widowhood is to focus on self-care. This may involve developing new hobbies or interests, pursuing education or career goals, or engaging in physical activity or other forms of self-care. By taking care of themselves, widows can build resilience and find new sources of joy and fulfillment in their lives.

Widowhood is a challenging experience that can be both emotionally and practically difficult for women. However, with the right support and self-care strategies, many women are able to find new sources of strength and resilience and build a fulfilling life after the loss of their spouse.

Mark your calendars! Hope For Widows Foundation’s annual virtual Widows of Hope 5K event has returned on Friday, May 12 through Sunday, May 14, 2023. Anyone can join! Whether you are a widow, widower, or a friend/family member showing support or walking in the loss of another family member, everyone is welcome to participate. The proceeds will directly support widows through the annual financial Restoring Hope and Peace Grants, Sunshine Boxes program, and Bring Hope Holiday Assistance Program. Do you have or know a business that would like to sponsor? That’s an option too! To register and frequently asked questions- please go here: http://getmeregistered.com/WidowsofHope5K

Also, mark your calendars, on National Widows Day, May 3, 2023, the Restoring Hope and Peace Grant application process will open up. Please go here for criteria and details: https://hopeforwidows.org/grant/


Pam was born and raised in Texas and is the oldest of her siblings. She has worked in education for over 15 years with the last two being a graphic design instructor.

In the spring of 2011, with both of them almost 41, lots of baggage between the two (which fondly became known as “the luggage”, Pam met her husband and soulmate Glenn and soon after they began to merge their families. The wonderful journey began but everyone always knew it had been destined.

Pam is a mom and bonus mom to five adult children (plus two wonderful son in laws), a grammy to five adventure seeking grands , and widow after Glenn passed away due to complications of a congenital heart condition on November 3, 2019.

Pam has often blogged, journaled, and spoke about all of the joys, ups and downs, and adventures of their life and has been encouraged by many to actually share with the world. She has begun a personal blog and soon will be publishing for all to enjoy.