November 10, 2016
I remember meeting with military widows and listening as they shared their unique
struggles. Let me share some things I
learned. Often their ‘family’ is their
military family. They may chose to live
in a military community even as a widow.
Their families often don’t understand.
While there are chaplains, they are restricted in true spiritual nourishment
through politically correct rules. They
must make life shaking decisions in their time of grief.
How can we respond? Listen to their needs laying
aside our expectations. Often they have
financial resources but may need information to utilize it wisely. Yes, vultures appear to take advantage. Listening can lead you to act in ways that
comfort them. Veterans Day? Difficult.
But an opportunity to appreciate these widows and comfort them in their