Yearly Archives: 2016

3 Tips to Survive a Holiday Event

The holidays during grief are hard to say the very least.  Happy this and Merry that, when you are not feeling so happy or merry.  You get that email invite or invitation in the mail. Or God forbid, they ask you in person to their event and want a response. Augh… How do you react?…
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Widow Wave

Updated 2/18/21 The sense of overwhelming emotion and loss and love and rage and …… it washes over us when we least expect it.  Standing at a window display of a store, talking to a friend, driving a car, taking a walk, enjoying life and then….the memories and emotions hit and you are a blubbering…
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Grief Anniversaries… 1 year & 7 years …

October is my grief month.  This is the week of grief anniversaries for me.  I’m taking a break from the steps to surviving change and loss blogs to write about this.  I have two grief anniversaries this year, hmm, I guess forever.  Now what do I do with this awkward, weird, uncomfortable grief and recognition?…
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This is YOUR Journey

No matter what anyone tells you, this is a journey and it is your journey.  When you need help, do not be afraid to ask for it.  There is strength in your weakness.  Also, do not be afraid to speak up when others try to over help you (otherwise known as taking over your life). …
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My Induction into Widowhood–In Teresa’s Words

October 27, 2009.  The day that is changed our lives forever.  I was having a normal life as 6th grade science teacher, mom of 2 teenaged boys, wife of an amazing man and living the American dream life.  Well not precisely perfect but pretty much it looks that way from the outside.  Inside, we are…
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Becoming a Widow…In Jeni’s Words

November 28, 2007...this is a day that forever changed our family.  The night before, Bob and the kids had talked about a ball game.  He had taken vacation that week and didn’t want them to go.  They really did want to go and there was some discussion as to whether or not they would be…
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