It’s a beautiful experience to find the love of your life. Whether you had only a short time with them, or a lifetime, it is a fulfilling relationship that we hope everyone can experience. Unfortunately, it is the nature of this world that even the most loving human relationships come to an end. When a woman loses her husband, it can be a very challenging time. We hope to encourage you that life not only goes on, but it can still be satisfying and fulfilling. You still have the opportunity to find success, so let’s look at how you can reach new heights in your life.
Adjusting to life without your husband takes time, this is natural and healthy. Lean heavily on your grief support classes during the healing process, and take advantage of survivor services in your area. If you’re near Lubbock, Lake Ridge Chapel offers grief support classes and seminars to the public. We would be honored to be a part of your journey.
There are many women who have been where you are now. Joan Didon was married to fellow-author John Gregory Dunne for forty years. It was after Dunne’s death that Didon wrote The Year of Magical Thinking, dealing with the grief of her loss. This book became one of her most celebrated, winning the National Book Award. Whether you are continuing a career, or embarking on a new adventure, Joan Didon shows that the seeds of inspiration can be found even in grief.
Deciding what you hope to accomplish is the first step toward making it happen. Consider what you hope to achieve with your life, and visualize in your mind what it would feel like to make it happen. We have recently discussed the importance of goals, and how to set achievable goals for your self. Please feel free to use these posts to help you get started. It’s surprising what a difference it makes to put your goals down on paper, and work out the steps you need to take to reach them.
As you work toward these goals, don’t overlook the value of a caring community. For widows in Lubbock, Texas, we hope you look into the Lake Ridge Ladies. This is a vibrant community of women who care for one another and celebrate life together. There isn’t a better group of women to have alongside you on your path to future success.
We’ve already mentioned several of the services we provide here at Lake Ridge Chapel. If you’d like to know more about our services, such as cremation, please visit our site. We are available to meet with you, or answer any questions you might have.