2021 – The Year I Was Featured in Time Magazine

time magazine article

I was featured in an article in Time Magazine. Those are words I never thought I’d type!

The author of an article on seniors dating during/after the pandemic approached the Hope for Widows admins to ask if they had any bloggers who fit this description: over 60, fully vaccinated, and dating.

That’s me!

After an interesting 45-minute phone interview, the … Read the blog

To Heal, You Must Remember

grief healing

So as I watched the beautiful memorial for the 400,000 victims, I wept, but in the midst of it all, there was some healing. The beautiful ceremony and the shared grief made me feel much less alone, and grateful that all those people who died alone were being memorialized and honored.

And then the words in President-Elect Biden’s short … Read the blog

A Lifetime of Memories on Facebook

triggers

Oh Facebook, you’re killing me. Here I sit again with tears streaming down my face. Note to self: do not check the Facebook memories until you’re really prepared for it.

The memories that seem to get me are the ones from four years ago, the last good year with Rick. From January to August 2016, life was normal. But then … Read the blog

Advice from a Seasoned Widow

Everyone experiences the loss of a loved one, and the losses compound as we age. In my 63-year span on earth, I’ve lost my father and mother, and all my grandparents, aunts, and uncles. The entire older generation is gone and now I’m losing my peers, too – cousins and friends, alike. I have felt the pain of every one … Read the blog