I had the privilege of attending the first National Conference on Widowhood sponsored by the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation.
The objective of the conference was to “celebrate how far we have come, to be inspired to truly live the life we have ahead of us, and to discover ways of honoring the past while rebuilding our future.” as described by Michele Neff Hernandez, Executive Director of Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation.
There were about 200 attendees from 28 states and 6 different countries all sharing this bond of widowhood. This is a bond, a group none of us ever wanted… Continue reading
I’ve read several blogs on widowhood recently, yours has a sense of peace and hopefulness. Thank you.
I lost my husband three years ago this June while we were traveling in Europe, my husband was an invited speaker at a distance education conference in Vienna, Austria. The day after his presentation we were getting on a cruise of the Danube River when he had a strong pain in his belly and couldn’t catch his breath. Gratefully two men were immediately by my side helping him – they both spoke English. They recognized the seriousness of his symptoms and called for… Continue reading
The anguish of someone you love dying suddenly is one of those things you just can’t imagine will ever happen to you. I couldn’t have imagined it either until it happened to me. The moment still remains so surreal. My husband and I owned a business together and were working in our building like we did everyday. This particular day he was on a ladder installing some electrical conduit onto a wall when he fell from the ladder onto the concrete floor. In that instant my life was forever changed. I ran to… Continue reading