Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Learning about widowhood

One thing you can do on the computer is do research. Now, why in the world had I not delved into the world of 'widowhood' research that is available? I had looked up 'stages of grieving' and felt I had that memorized. Susan suggested that I explore further, so I have been typing and clicking and reading.


Somehow I had felt all alone in this being a widow thing. But, I found a ton of widows out there with lots to say. Shirley had told me (see the previous post) that I knew who I was, that I just needed to find purpose. Well, I discovered that a lot of widows were using that same phrase 'finding myself' and questioning 'Who am I?' So, I am not alone in my search.


 In fact........


In 2011, the year I lost Elbert, I was just one of nearly 700,000 wives who became widows. Just ONE!!


I decided to see what blogs I might find concerning widows. Typed in 'widows over 70' and got a ton of social security sites. Took care of that chore ages ago and my little check gets deposited and I spend it. So, I typed in 'widows on blogspot.com' and found some great sites. Looking forward to checking those out.


We all are different and our paths are not the same but I do wish there was a road map for this new 'widowhood' we gals have to go through. But, if we all stick together and let the Lord guide us, then we will be fine.

3 comments:

Marie said...

This was a great idea! I am glad you checked it out. Wow, so many widows last year! Hope you find some other sites that will be encouraging and uplifting to you. I pray for you every day Mom and my friends who are now widows, too.

Dolores said...

What a great idea to explore....... I would not have thought of doing this..... Makes me sad though, to think of so many widows.
Keeping you always in my thoughts and prayers.

rkbsnana said...

That is a lot of widows...how sad to think of that much loneliness. Glad you remain active. Thinking of you.