Moving Forward

Do you remember looking at lists of ‘stressors’ and seeing your problems? Life happens. “Yes.” It is there. It’s OK to be upset or almost unglued, because ours is a common and real problem. That was yesterday. But here we are today, a widow. (I still don’t like the word.) Numb, puzzled, vulnerable, sad, frightened, angry, yet laughing at things most don’t find so funny. What has happened? We have experienced the top of the list item, ‘death of a spouse.’

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Featured Story Susan Wood

That is just what I did, and for twenty-five years our love song played sweetly. As we faced the challenges of life together, our love song had many tunes.  Some songs were romantic and sensuous as we carved out time for each other on date nights and on weekend bed and breakfast trips. Other songs were nursery rhymes and theme songs from Saturday morning cartoons, playing as we raised a blended family of six children.  Some were exciting and lively as we traveled on mission’s trips together, acting, clowning, and dancing our way across places like Russia and Belize.  But the last song was a song in the night as we faced the horrors of cancer.  Singing our battle song we fought hard for ten months. Like a diamond, the quality of love is tested under pressure; it is refined and caused to shine even brighter.   As I cared for my husband, my lover, my friend, during those ten months, I experienced a love for him unlike I had ever know.  His once six-foot-two , two hundred pound  muscular body now fragile and paralyzed,  could no longer hold me, caress me, protect me and yet as I  bathed him, dressed him , pushed his wheel chair, the love I had for him filled me to overflowing. It was the most beautiful song of all, the song of unconditional, eternal love. A love given by God.

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Helping children

September 21, 2017

I’m Miriam  Neff-with STARTING OVER FINANCIALLY,-and I’m Valerie Neff Hogan, and we’re here to talk about money   M I wish my generation got it all right in training our children in financial accountability.  We tried.  One area of failure was in demonstrating that debt was OK. We see a whole generation in the fallout of exactly that kind of behavior, children and parents now buried in student’s loans, consumer debt, and with little or no ability to budget or reign in expenses.   V There are times to help children, and one of those is when they are demonstrating […]

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New mission

September 20, 2017

Do you have a new mission, a new passion?  You are eager to pursue it.  A popular leader once asked, “What are you willing to leave behind in order to get where you want to go?”   Time, energy, funds, Widow Connection is my passion.  Being widowed and single, I could remarry.  I chose, as Paul did, to remain single.  I can be devoted with my calendar, energy, focus on the mission I’m called to do.   Do you wish to be a more dedicated parent?  You’ll need to leave behind for a season as least, some of your solo […]

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