Sometimes feelings revolve round sad or even horrible images of the last days or weeks of a partner's life.And the surviving spouse may well feel that he or she was not always patient or very loving when the other person was dying.A woman of deep faith, her family and friends have been helping her establish new routines and traditions.
But eventually, once we're ready, it's highly likely we'll consider the possibility of finding love again. In our own practice we have known men and women form new relationships well into their eighties.
“Writing in Pencil” is a candid, creative and gritty snapshot of their lives as wives, mothers and a widow.
I’d like to share a poignant reflection from Holly in the space below.
The Colorado Springs resident collapsed while running, the victim of a congenital heart defect. The obituaries are full of stories of people like Dave, men and women whose lives on earth seem all too brief. “For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes” (James ). Holly Aldridge is Dave’s widow and a friend of one of my colleagues here at Focus.
In reality, of course, we’re all living on the edge. For the past few years, Holly’s been walking the long road of sorrow that follows the death of a spouse.