Hello dear friends, As we welcome June’s arrival, I am aware that for me, this is a heart-tugging month filled with memories of the past. It’s the month when, twenty eight years ago, Claude and I stood together on the edge of the Northern CA coast reciting our vows to one another. It’s the month … More She’s Ready!
I recently had a conversation with a fellow widow and mentioned that this month marks the eleventh year since Claude’s suicide. Knowing that I am much further along than she is on her journey she asked me point blank, “does it get any easier?” Without thinking I responded, YES! I felt my heart aching for … More That Was Then, This is Now
Photo by: Cara Hope ClarkToday would have been Claude’s 65th birthday. Happy would have been Birthday Claude!When we fell in love and got married, our plan was to grow old together. See our son evolve and grow as he emerged into adulthood…best laid plans.But as we all know, our constant companion is change. There is … More Best Laid Plans
Honoring International Widow’s Day No woman ever expects to find herself donning the veil of “widowhood”. We hope and pray that this particular human experience will pass us by. Yet there are so many of us who have found themselves living within this unimaginable reality, seemingly without end. It’s been mine for nine years and … More Widowhood: Your Badge of Courage
Photo By: Cara Hope Clark Hello dear one, A funny thing happened last Friday. I tried my best to be spontaneous, as a Taurus that’s really saying something. We tend to want to have things planned out. I had an inspiration to share this post but alas, my attempts were thwarted by technical difficulties. I’m … More Twenty Six Years
I didn’t know in 2018 when I wrote my last blog post it would take me over three years to write another. As it turned out, I needed to take a break from writing about grief and my experiences after Claude’s suicide. One month turned into two, then three, to where I stand in this … More Nine Years
Last week I was standing in my kitchen when my heart sank as I remembered that February 28, 2018 will be the ten-year anniversary of my moms’ passing. I also realized that both mom and Claude died in leap years, what are the chances! Tears instantly filled my eyes and I soon found myself … More Remembering Mom After Ten Years