So, since I have been writing for this blog for a number of years now, which I love doing, there are times when I either:
A: cant really think of anything new to say or write about without sounding like a broken record, or
B: get tired of hearing the sound, or the type, of my own voice and my own story.
When that happens, which is the case tody, I prefer to focus on all of you instead.
I think it would be kind of fun to ask you all some informal questions, to my widowed community, so other fellow widowed peeps can see your replies in the comments and we can all get to know each other a little bit more. I have been asked by adminstration to please remind you that when you post comments and replies on this blog, your comments are not anonymous and they are public. So if you dont want your words posted public, I will not be offended if you choose not to participate. Its all up to you, 100%. Also, if you dont feel like addressing all of these widow-related topics below, feel free to only answer five, or two, or none! Ive done a lot of writing in this blog over the years, and I just thought it might be kind of fun to hear more of your stories, from your words.
So, lets have a conversation:
I look forward to your replies.
Tell us the name of your person who died, and how you met.
What are 3 things that come to mind about your person who died, that you would really love for people to know about them?
What has been the most unexpected or surprisingly hard thing for you, since the death of your loved one?
Name something you have done after the death of your loved one, that you are proud of. (it can be ANYTHING, and this includes making it through the day.)
What is the greatest thing that loss has taught you?
What would you love to tell the general public about grief and loss? What do you wish they knew or would be more understanding about?
Name the song that means the most to you and your person who died. If you want, tell us why.
Have you picked up any new hobbies, taken on a new career, or done something else that you would have NEVER predicted you would have done in your "other life"? Tell us about it. (mine is becoming a Real Estate Agent - SO RANDOM!!! Don would be like "Huh??? Whered THAT come from???" )
Have your thoughts about religion, death in general, or life in general, changed since your loss?
Now that you are living it, what comes to mind for you when you think about the word WIDOW/WIDOWER/WIDOWED?