and find out some things:
1) I'm in South Africa, volunteering in an after school program for high school students. They get out of their school early and arrive here at 10 or noon. They study very hard and stay often until 6 pm. The days they come are Tuesday through Sunday. It is very intense work as these students have been selected to receive this extra boost so that they may rise up out of their circumstances and have opportunities they might otherwise never have had. (They hug and smile a lot!)
So, this is a new venture indeed…but I found out grief does travel with you. And the computer does also, so I am so glad to still be able to communicate with caring souls, since those immediately surrounding me do not all know my story….and that is well enough.
2) You can have your own Widow Camp half way around the world. I met someone on WV last year from South Africa. We have had spirited emails with each other, and because I rashly signed up to come here for a month, we electronic widow pals will be meeting soon. We are having a Widow Camp of 2!! Hooray. We are quite excited.
It is wonderful indeed to have new understanding friends, even more wonderful to meet and become a real person for each other.
Staying connected - it means a lot.