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.

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  1. I think your sharing the journey of a loving relationship and the transition into widowhood will be a real encouragement and a much needed ministry for hurting men and women who are asking the Lord the hard questions that come after losing someone you love. We can all learn from your experience. Thank you for sharing. x

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  2. Thank you for sharing that – I really appreciate it! It’s been healing for me to write about my experience of loss. What an added blessing if it encourages someone who is struggling – I’ll pray that the message is simply that there is hope and that God is about the business of restoring and healing our brokenness.


  3. I have never been married, so I cannot fathom the depths of your grief. Even so, there’s something universal in your theme and I imagine I shall learn a lot from following your journey. Thank you for following mine.

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  4. I am quite inspired by your story and the grace in which you move through your own challenges in life – I have gained a lot from those who are brave to share – thanks!!!


  5. Thank you for following my blog at Renaissance Musings. I look forward to reading more of your posts.


  6. What a wonderful bunch of writings I found here!
    I’m so inspired, I’m really glad that I found your blog, you got my follow!
    Much respect, from Algeria !!

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  7. I am moved by your sharing your journey and growing through grief. I can only imagine the learning to live again moments… I pray your blog ministers to so many who have experienced the same challenges. I look forward to reading your blog. 🙂

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  8. Thank you for stopping by my site and for following. I am honored you have chosen to do so and I look forward to seeing more on your site as well.

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  9. So sorry to read of your loss 😦 (((hugs)))


    • Thank you Ralph for stopping by and for your kind comment.

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      • You are very welcome AGR. I know exactly how you are feeling over the loss of David. In March 2012 I lost my companion of 20 years. She died of cancer so I had warning which you didn’t. Caring for her 24/7 for months made me ill due to lack of sleep and irregular eating. I’m moving on now, settled in my refurbished apartment, local supportive friends and having fun blogging which you have probably found as well is a great tonic for grieving. I am a lot happier because of it. I really do wish you well and future happiness. Love from Spain. Ralph ❤


      • I am glad to know that you have found a way through your grieving process – to heal and move on. Thanks for sharing, wishing you much blessings on your journey!

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