RE-MEMBERING – PART II
(The second article in a five-part series – What made the difference? Mia and me.)
Mia* (fictional name) wrote back, stating they, she and her mother, had come to the conclusion that their journey with grief was “without a goal”. What an interesting and wonderful way of expressing the aimlessness that abides in grief. I shared in their happiness in realizing that life is about purposeful choices; indeed, there came a time in my journey when I made the choice to ...Continue Reading ?
This is the first instalment of a five-part series on dealing with grief in the loss of my spouse.
A young woman, who has been following my blog for a while noticed the change in my writing late this summer. She asked, “What made the difference?” Her father passed away three years ago, and she has been going through her own grief all the while supporting her mother through hers. I took the time to ponder ...Continue Reading ?
Time heals …
Those of us who grieve the loss of someone we dearly loved are often reassured by others that “time heals all wounds.” Our own life experience speaks to the truth of that statement, yet there are things to consider and validate. First and foremost, we know of course that time itself does not heal but rather what goes on during this time and what we choose to do with this time is the real healing agent.
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Something in My Heart Does Awake
Everything I have learned about myself this past year has made me braver, somehow. I have no husband, my family is moving on as should be, and I have stepped back into my career wholeheartedly. It all feels so scary but strangely okay.
I have been standing in my dark corridor of grief for a very long time. It is no longer comfortable, nor do I want to stay here where I once needed to be. ...Continue Reading ?
This Too Shall Pass
I was reminded this weekend, of the comparison between the grieving process and labour. Both have stages, landmarks of sorts to a destination.
As a doula, I prepare couples for what to expect during labour and delivery. No matter how much I “tell” them what to anticipate, there is no amount of preparing for the “real” intense experience. What is taught in preparation is based on “textbook” cases; what is experienced is our perception of the “stages” given ...Continue Reading ?
We welcome as a regular contributor to Widowed.ca, Ginette Walton. Her journey started just one year ago with the sudden loss of her husband, Bill, and using her talent of writing she shares her experiences, connecting with many who are facing similiar situations. You can share more of her journey on bforever-awidowsperspective.blogspot.com and come back regularly to read more from Ginette on Widowed.ca.
A few words from Ginette…
After sharing a wonderful life with my husband of nearly 25 years, I ...Continue Reading ?