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There have been so many recent new members here who are just barely in their journey that I have been thinking a lot about how we can best encourage them. My heart so clearly remembers the first few…Continue
I had to make a quick post as I had quite an epiphany last night. It has been just over three years since my wife Heidi passed away in quite a tragic fashion and this is the third Christmas we have had without her. But this is also the first Christmas we have had since I have been remarried. In fact I got remarried just over six months ago.
What really hit me last night was that for the first time in who knows how long I truly was completely…Continue
In just three weeks I will once again marry a beautiful and amazing woman and rejoin the ranks of the married. In preparing to go to Texas this week to get a marriage license I happened upon death certificates and the marriage license that my late wife and i gathered. Not that i really think I will need these, but there is part of me that just likes to be prepared for possible contingencies! But in looking at these tonight I cant help but remember and feel a bit sad knowing that life Heidi…Continue
Christina Rasmussen is the founder of second firsts. I have been connected with her page on facebook for quite awhile now. While I may not always agree 100% with everything she says, I have really appreciated the way she encourages people who have had a loss of a spouse to live again. Many of her posts helped me find that will to want to live life again...
She had this post today that encouraged me and several other widow/widower friends today I thought I would pass it on…Continue
I spent this Christmas visiting my late wife's family in Texas. One of my late wife's close relatives lost thier middle child (a teenager) about 2 years before my wife passed away and had the plaque on her wall. It really touched me because as someone who had experienced a loss I know they understood the challenge and the difficulty that is associated with grieving. It really provided me perspective I needed on Christmas day 2011. It read:…Continue