Spring is in the yard
May 29, 2018
At the age of 51 I unexpectedly became a widow. For the first 6 months after my husband died, I was in shock and numb. I journaled and with the help of friends, family and therapists was able to get back to living my old life, even if it is now very different.
Before I was married, I had spent a semester in England and backpacked around Europe. My husband and I moved from New York to California for 8 years and started a family. Travelling took a back seat to raising a family and going to work everyday.
Since the loss of my husband I have visited a lot of places with family and friends and took a solo trip to Thailand. I am enjoying sharing my stories and adventures as well as some of my insights to how I am traveling the path of being a widow.
I hope to share my stories and adventures as well as some thoughts on being a middle aged widow. While I have some great experiences traveling to Thailand and cruising to Central America, some of my adventures involve a trip to see a Broadway show in nearby Manhattan and a shopping trip at Bed, Bath and Beyond. If I can inspire anyone to go out and continue to live a good life that would be my greatest accomplishment.
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Beautiful. New life in your spring garden.
It is so early for your garden to look so beautiful!!
Thanks Leslie. I love the change in season!!
Your garden is so lush and beautiful, love all the garden accents, very cute. And the blue fountain is perfect for garden to get a pop of color!
I am so glad that you said a lawn service was perfect for you. I’m 72 a widow of almost 14 months. I gave lawn service and they do fall clean up and plow my driveway in the winter and if they come early enough they clean my sidewalks. I could never do all of that on my own. I do take care of my flowers and do shovel a path to my bird feeders in the winter. I feel like you have vindacted me. People who are not widows just don’t get it. We need help. Thank you
Absolutely and we can find ways to help ourselves too. Hiring others is one way and we’ll worth it. Thanks for reading.