Widowhood. It wasn’t planned. It wasn’t on a “goals” list.
And whether or not the death was sudden or slow, the ground was pulled out from under us.
Perhaps you feel broken and bruised. Maybe the wounds are still raw. The heart is fractured.
Be gentle with yourself. So much in life has changed. We now carry this loss, pain and grief.
Sometimes facing each day with hope is an act of bravery in itself.
But hear this… there is hope!
As I lay in bed this morning, I heard fluttering. Then the soft, haunting coos of a mourning dove. Last year two mourning doves sometimes perched on one of my windowsills. Their soft murmuring song fluttered around my home. A new nest was built high in the tree...
It didn’t take long for me to realize I was in the wrong seat. The memorial service and reception was over. My immediate family and myself, plus my sister and brother and their families, gathered at a favourite restaurant for dinner. It was one of the “firsts”—those...
The phone rang, but I was busy so I let the answering machine get it. No message. A couple of minutes later it rang again. No message. Quickly it rang a third time. I picked it up, annoyed that the person on the other end wouldn’t leave a message when I was so busy!...
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