A community of peers created by the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation
A year and a half ago I found this site. I was new to widowhood, not having any idea what the future held or what I was going through or thinking was even "normal". Soaring loss foundation and widowed village saved my sanity. I found hope, friendship, support, encouragement and those who did "get it". I went to Camp Widow a month after my 1 year anniversary. Even though I was scared, alone and totally out of my element I felt that I just had to go! I needed to connect with those who were "like" me. In my everyday life I felt so adnormal. Not only did my husband die at 48 years old , he died by taking his own life. Two strikes against me... I knew no one like me. At camp widow I found other's just like me. Maybe our stories were different, and we came packaged in different sizes and colors but we ALL had lost someone precious that we loved.
This past August I attended my second Camp Widow. I am so glad I did. This year was more about the fellowship and me giving back. I was a volunteer and really connected with other's on a much deeper level. This has brought me to another part of this journey. I am totally committed to giving back and being there for other widow's. I work for a non profit faith based organization and many have come along side me to implement a widow ministry in our organization. This is the first time ever and I feel such hope that I can ( with my God) make a difference by walking alongside another widow through this journey. Being a person "who get's it" without them ever having to say a word of explanation of what they are feeling or thinking. Just being there. This first ever faithbased ministry is posted on the event page and registration is now open. Please join me in loving and supporting each other as we continue finding our way to a new future. Oh yeah ! I will also be attending camp widow 2013 and every year I can thereafter- can't wait to meet you there :)