Yearly Archives: 2021

Walking Quietly into 2022

Has it ever been a couple of “interesting” years lately. Phew. The whole world has gone topsy turvy in ways that none of us ever expected. Recently, we saw a meme asking that we all just walk quietly into 2022 and we would have to agree. Let’s not rock the boat any further. Add to…
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Merry Christmas 2021

2020 and 2021…what can we say? The world has changed and we are all dealing with everything that comes with the way things are unraveling. In addition to these world events, we are here with our respective widow journeys to handle as well. We would like to take a moment to pause and wish all…
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14 years and still …

This week, it will have been 14 years since we lost Bob. I am happy now. I have a new love and I am back in college pursuing a second Master’s degree and then will head to Doctoral studies.  My children are grown and have families of their own. Grandchildren surround me. Things are very…
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Gratitude in this Season

In this season of thanks and gratitude, it may feel like another thing you have to handle when you just don’t care. Everyone is smiling and happy and you may feel very alone...even in a group of loved ones.   It can be very difficult to express gratitude when your entire world has changed and you're…
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Appreciating those who served

Veterans Day is November 11th. To honor our veterans, we are taking a break from our routine and ask our readers to join us in  honoring the men and women who have served our country who deserve our highest levels of gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices they have made on our behalf. These men…
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Those first hours — Going back to the house

This is the next in our series The First Moments. Going back to the house. Going back to the house where you lived as a couple is hard. One of the most difficult first moments we have as widows. Those first moments speak to us and remind us we are now without our loved one.…
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Those first moments – Organ Donation & Autopsy

This is the next in our series The First Moments. Just a heads up to our readers, due to the nature of this topic, it is a long read and may be difficult. However, we do feel it is important enough to cover this burdensome subject. Those difficult questions about whether or not to donate…
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Those first moments – awful first phone calls to make

This is the next in our series The First Moments. Those awful phone calls to make. These are the first phone calls one makes after learning their loved one has died. If you have someone to help you make these calls and be there with you, that is ideal. This is not easy and writing…
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Those first moments – in front of the shed

This is the next in our series The First Moments.  It can be difficult to be in the location where we lost our spouses. For Teresa, her husband was killed on a country road in a motorcycle accident. In Jeni’s case, her husband passed in front of the shed in the backyard. For a long…
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