Widows of Hope Virtual 5k Run/Walk - Oct 17, 2020 Register
                  I went to the store yesterday and all around - in addition to the Halloween decorations - were shelves and shelves of Thanksgiving decorations.   It brought to mind how Thanksgiving ...
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As we all know, Pinterest (and Wikipedia) are the sources of all truth. If it is written there, then it is real. While I was in Pinterest, pinning things I want others to make for me(!) I found a sentence: ...
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The lament of many a mourner is “I’m unhappy” … and rightfully so after the loss of a loved one. But take heart, this does not have to be a permanent state of mind. In fact, Daniel Nettle, author of ...
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After my husband’s funeral and my home was quiet, way too quiet, I sat down with the intention of reading my pile of sympathy cards. With my heart leaping out of my chest, tears staining my cheeks, numerous thoughts of ...
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It had been a short time since we'd buried my husband. I was still deep in the confusion, the numbness, and experiencing the random emotional releases that I had no control over. When he drowned, I had been the Chairman ...
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Pain and suffering can be very isolating. Friends who have not experienced the loss of a partner have a difficult time comprehending your situation. Often, they disappear from your life … not because they want to hurt you but because ...
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When my husband passed away, I was in shock, denial, so lost, empty, and utterly broken. I was in a soul, shattered state of mind. It seemed at that time, that the goodness of my life was gone. Immersed in ...
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I read the sweetest blog this morning, and it reminded me how often I need to be reminded of the power of prayer. I was born into a religious family, and we always had a prayer as a family at each ...
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Kay Redfield Jamison, in Nothing Was the Same, penned the following thought. I realized that it was not that I didn’t want to go on without him. I did. It was just that I didn’t know why I wanted to ...
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Guilt…such a small word; nevertheless, no matter how unwarranted the guilt can be, it carries a gut wrenching punch. Guilt engulfed my being and took root after my husband’s death as I wrestled with the fact that I wasn’t with ...
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