Widowhood Is Not Funny

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Best Is Yet to Come!

What happens when you wake up one morning and your loss is not the first thing on your mind? What if you catch yourself smiling just before you drift off to sleep? What if you get the old question, “How are you?” from a friend, and you reply, “I’m great!” and you realize it’s true?

Maybe you didn’t notice the change at first, you’ve been busy and distracted from your grief. You look in the mirror and that sad, depressed woman is gone. In her place is a smiling, happy woman.

You’ve made it! The journey isn’t over of course, but it’s gone from a forced march to first class. Sadness isn’t your constant companion anymore. You don’t cry yourself to sleep every night. Every day, in every way, you’re getting better and better. You’re feeling more confident, more sure of yourself, more at ease in this new life. You’ve been through hell and come out the other side. You’re a stronger, happier woman and it shows. You find yourself approaching life with a new attitude.

And you remember your husband and your life together, with fondness and love. The pain has diminished as it’s supposed to. You’ve moved on as you were intended.

Life is good!

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