LaGrande, Oregon, 2012.
I've come to the conclusion that it is very important to remember our history. I don't keep this site because I want to live in this state of being. I keep it to remind me just how far I have come and how far our nation has come. Daily I interact with the younger generation of widow's and most often they make me smile as I see their lives progress. I know, without a doubt that because of the many connections they were able to create, most have not been mired down in unresolved grief. I see it in their daily activities and in their ability to love and be loved.
The history of where we come from must not be forgotten. Only a few years ago, the word widow was hardly spoken aloud. Today we deal with the state of being openly. Dealing with grief is now done publicly with more and more people understanding how it is an individual process and a shared process.
The internet is full of resources available to individuals and groups who deal with a number of different types of loss. Together, we learn to live again.
As I continue my journey, I hope to share with you more about where we are now.