This blog began at the urging of my youngest daughter who believed that I have something to share. The purpose of it at the beginning was to do book reviews of books written by other Christian widows and a few widowers. However, it quickly blossomed into sharing other things that may or may not be helpful to widows or those who are not widows, but are desiring to know how to understand and help a widow in their life.
It has been brought to my attention that there is more darkness than looking forward in what I share in this blog. Most of what I post are quotes from books I read or messages that God brings into my life. They may or may not be things that I have experienced, but they are meant to affirm what a widow might experience in her grief journey because each of our journeys are different.
My own personal writings are in the form of letters and devotionals that were written at the urging of my Christian psychologist during the first 1 ½ years of my journey. I date those writings to give my readers a perspective of what time each was written. At this time I am beginning the 3rd year of widowhood and when I exhaust those things that have been written before this time, I will then begin to share more of what I am experiencing now as I continue to move forward.
I must be true to who I am and to what my journey is. I am working through issues of my grief and as one friend said to me, as I write what I am hearing from God, I am finding peace and healing and that peace and healing are coming through the pain and loss and overcoming the pain and loss.
I can’t tell you how to get to the point of victory because I am still in this process of learning and moving and finding out more things about myself and about God. One thing I can promise my readers is that I will listen to the Holy Spirit as I write and share things on this blog that He brings to my attention.
Without Christ in my life, I would have no hope. There would be no purpose. However, because I know Christ and have been His follower for 50 years, I choose to believe that before He made me, He knew that at age 57 I was going to become a widow and an orphan. This did not take Him by surprise for there are never any surprises with God. Though I do not know how the rest of my life story will go, I do know that my purpose today is to in some way glorify Him.