I met Ray in 1976, I was 19 years old, he was 21. Six months after meeting and falling in love, we were married. Our four children, a daughter and 3 sons, joined our family in the first six years ...
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I am not a writer. I am someone who took a technical writing class in college and spent years writing staff reports and analysis. I was shocked to be invited to be an author on Hope for Widows. I am, ...
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Hello everyone!  My name is Catherine Capra-Leaf  and I am so honored to be here connecting with other widowed friends!  I am a widow turned author from Hugo Mn. Helping other women navigate through this difficult journey called grief has ...
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Hi! We Hope For Widows writers have been asked to tell you a bit about ourselves and since I post two times a week, I will share a bit today and the rest on Thursday. I became widowed in October ...
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This week, we have something special for you! Each day you will have a chance to get better acquainted with our Hope for Widows website authors, as we've asked each one, for their daily post, to share something about themselves ...
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  Thanksgiving was my late husband’s favorite holiday. He used to say: “I love Thanksgiving because there is no pressure to buy gifts.” He loved to just focus on family, good food and gratitude. Gratitude is the most important part ...
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Many people have been kind to me as I have adapted to my new life. Some have said, “I don’t know if I could ever survive what you have experienced.” I am here to tell you, you can. The part ...
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Since my husband’s death 2 ½ years ago, I feel like I have aged 30 years. I cringe at my own reflection. My eyes peering back at me know too much sorrow. My shoulders carry the weight of the world. ...
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I remember the day of my father's funeral. He had been a pilot in the Korean Conflict, and I will always remember the impressive solemnity of the 21-gun salute just before the graveside service ended. My heart was so sad ...
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