Tag: family

The Empty Chair

I can’t ignore the empty chair…

National Widow’s Day

Yes, it’s a thing. Today is National Widow’s Day #widowedstrong #saytheirname JONATHAN ROBERTS Did you know… 800,000 people are widowed each year? Did you know… 700,000 of those are women? Did you know… most widows live in poverty? (Over 115 million world wide) Did you know… “death of a spouse”

The Pain is Worth the Cost

The pain of losing a spouse and watching your kids grieve the loss of their parent, brings a sorrow that I can’t quite put into words. It’s unlike any feeling I could’ve ever even imagined. It is said that “it” gets better in time. Just give it time. Time heals

The Pieces Don’t Fit Anymore

When you don’t fit where you used to, you grieve that like any other loss. But, if you don’t fit anymore, you don’t. Move forward. We aren’t supposed to have to fight for a place in people’s lives. I was talking to one of my long time friends today and

A Split Second

For those of you that have lost someone… Do you ever have moments where it hits you, out of nowhere, like a ton of bricks?? I do and it’s a terrible feeling. There are actually lots of mornings that begin that way for me. The worst is what just happened

Is There Really a Choice?

I’ll be honest, there have been several times where I truly wanted to throat punch someone who said to me that happiness is a choice. I often thought to myself, “how in the world is it as easy as saying that I choose to be happy when I feel so

This is us

This picture popped up today. If ever there was a picture that captured our little family, without words, this would be it. We laughed. A lot. We smiled. A lot. I sometimes look at old pictures and see the difference in our eyes and our smiles. They’ve changed. I see

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