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We're friends, not doctors, financial or legal professionals, and we're not "grief experts." But we are here, and we've been "there."

"The prism of widowhood clarifies priorities." I wrote that on my planner on the Monday of Feb. 24, 2014, a few days before what would have been our 23rd wedding anniversary. For some reason, today I opened up to that page in my planner.

I guess in a way widowhood is a sort of laser vision. What is important? Family, love, friends, and time spent together with those we cherish. 

I now have this effective filter that strains out so much of the rubbish that society and people send my way.

Some might call it a "bullshit detector" as now I can tell who is a genuine friend. It is effective in differentiating between who talks like they care, and those of few words whose actions speak volumes of love.

I hope to be a better person and help others and serve others. However, a recent incident revealed to me that I am still fragile, that I am still wounded  and I need to heal more myself.

Peace, comfort, strength and healing.


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Comment by Wanderer530 (Bernie) on July 21, 2014 at 6:50pm

Mariposa, you are most definitely making your way through widow's lane.

You have a very precision-like way of relaying such depth, with an economy of words!

Ephesians 3:16-19

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