A Gathering Room
Bio: - January of 2012, the word “widow” was nothing but foreign to me and certainly the last thing on my mind. We were clamoring to be Grandparents, we were planning a summer trip along the coastline retracing our original trek that we made together – 30 years ago. We’d found our rhythm, our own dance that takes years to perfect. Friendship, conversation, laughter and a deep abiding love and respect for one another. I loved holding his hand, I loved his smile, he had the kind of eyes that you could get lost in – and I did …there were carpet picnics, pajama Sundays dancing in the middle of the living room. I had the comfort of a man who still saw the bride he married. David in every way was God's most precious gift to me. January of 2012 changed the direction of my life when David died unexpectedly. It set my path on this unexpected journey of discovering who I am - without him. This is my account of my experiences - a story of loss, of love and a family’s enduring legacy of courage, hope and God’s Grace.