“Looking up, he saw rich people putting their offerings into the treasury; and he noticed a poverty-stricken widow putting in two small coins, and he said, ‘I tell you truly, this poor widow has put in more than any of them; for these have all put in money they could spare, but she in her poverty has put in all she had to live on.” Luke 21: 1-4
Why blog about widowhood? Why the play on words for the title? Well, three years and almost four months into this journey that none of us ever ask for, I have discovered that there are many misconceptions out there about what widowhood is like, many stereotypes and generalizations (as there are with so many things).
I don’t intend this blog to be a trip down memory lane or a pity party, but rather I hope to offer some hope to my fellow travelers and perhaps a bit of advice for those who find themselves encountering others on this road.
So, why “might” instead of “mite”? Because for most of us, it takes every bit of our energy and might to travel this road, whether we’re on the first day, the first month, the first year, or on our way to the rest of our lives without our loved one. Oh, it might not feel like that every day, but in this messy business called grief, it certainly can come back and gut punch you when you least expect it, even if you’ve been traveling the road for several years.
I don’t intend to share this blog widely, so please ask before sharing.
Here we go!