Grief

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” is listed as the #1… Continue reading National Widow’s Day

Being Real, Christian, faith, Fear, Hurt and Pain, Learning to Live, Life, Purpose

Power in Being Real

Awhile back I had finally worked up the nerve to watch one of the sermons Jonathan preached. I knew shortly after turning it on that it was something I needed to hear. My counselor once said that God knew back then what messages to speak through Jonathan, what people needed to hear. This one was… Continue reading Power in Being Real

Grief, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Learning to Live, Life, Purpose, Sad, Scars

Broken Glass(es)

I did something today, something very simple, that actually holds great significance. I ordered new glasses. Big deal right? Yes. Yes it is. I had my yearly eye appointment to get my contacts. I wore my glasses there because I was actually totally out of my contacts. While I was there they had me read… Continue reading Broken Glass(es)

Being Real, family, Grief, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Kids, Kids and grief, Learning to Live, Life, Sad, Scars, this is us

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 all wounds. As well meaning… Continue reading The Pain is Worth the Cost

Anxiety, Being Real, faith, family, Grief, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Learning to Live, Life, Mental Health Awareness, Purpose, Sad, Scars

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 we were talking about regret… Continue reading The Pieces Don’t Fit Anymore

Anxiety, Being Real, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Learning to Live, Life, Sad

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 to me. I was sitting… Continue reading A Split Second

Angry, Anxiety, Being Real, Christian, Church, faith, family, Fear, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Learning to Live, Life, Mental Health Awareness, peace, Purpose, Sad, Scars

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 bad?" I have even told… Continue reading Is There Really a Choice?