I believe in Hope. I believe the only antidote for heartbreaking pain is Hope. For me, hope and moving forward are one and the same. My late husband, Ray, and I lived in a small Northern California town, and we ...
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"Whatever you do, don’t shut off your pain; accept your pain and remain vulnerable. However desperate you become, accept your pain as it is, because it is in fact trying to hand you a priceless gift: the chance of discovering, ...
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I just read a quote from Winston Churchill: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." It was a needed reminder this morning. If I failed at something yesterday, I can still try ...
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"Is the second year after your spouse's death harder than the first year?" my widowed friend asked me over lunch a few weeks ago. I struggled to find words to answer her question. How could I answer her? It took ...
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Are you feeling stuck in your grief? Perhaps nothing seems to be going right at the moment, and you believe that you don’t know what you should do next. Well … that may just be the truth that you are ...
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One of the most difficult lessons in being a widow has been becoming comfortable receiving service from others. I have written about this before, but tonight I was shown two new reasons why this is so important. A dear friend ...
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I remember when Mom and Dad loaded us all up in the old station wagon and drove us to the drive-in theatre less than a mile away. Arms full of blankets and pillows, we were ready for one of our ...
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