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3 Widows In My Lifetime

By : | 17 Comments | On : January 21, 2020 | Category : Everyday Life, Life and Care-giving, Memories, Short Stories

Thoughts on generations: 3 Widow’s during my Life Time

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  1. Widow From Church
  2. My Paternal Grandmother
  3. My Mother

Each of the 3 Widows In My Lifetime was a remarkable woman. Each has left lasting lessons and memories. First Widow was not related by blood. She was a dear church family member and woman that each of us women admired. Before she became a widow, she started a church in Belarus. She got involved with several missionary events. After her spouse passed away, she began to live life as a widow and she traveled to see the church she started in Belarus. She enjoys traveling and she enjoys a life lead by God.

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Lesson learned: God takes home many people before you sometimes, keep your faith and never take life for granted.

tea cup & saucer

 
Followers are sitting there with their coffee, knowing that the third widow is my mother. She had been a widow for 14 years Before Her Journey Is Complete
Although she was disabled, she was an intelligent woman. Enjoyed life, and although she did not drive either we took her out to eat, shop and enjoy the sunshine as often as three grateful children could be for her extra 39 years of life with
her.

Lifetime lesson learned here is that whatever trials God brings into your life, your faith and survival skills will get you through each day.

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As I sip my chamomile tea, leaning back in this desk chair, I watch my spouse, struggle with breathing issues and sleep issues. I begin to daydream about my future while asking the following questions:

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  • Which Adventures will I endure?
  • What sorts of people will cross my path?
  • Will I stay in Missouri or begin a brand new life somewhere else?

When God decides on the day to take my spouse home, he will then have both of my parents and my spouse of 35 years. Stay tuned for new seasons of adventure. 

  • let God lead the way and life will not change unless you help change it.
  • God takes home many people before you sometimes, keep your faith and never take life for granted
  • whatever trials God brings into your life, your faith and survival skills will get you through each day.
  • Lifegoeson after the loss of loved ones, as long as you have a dependable sibling and friend you will survive each season of life.

Comments (17)

  1. posted by pensitivity101 on April 14, 2019

    A lovely read in a thought provoking way.
    Mum was a widow for 22 years and joined my father in January 2018. My sister is a widow, losing her husband of 34 years in 2010. She has a partner at the moment who was there for her when Mum died. My FIL died in 2004, they had been married 60 years and my MIL preferred life on her own.

    • posted by Newlifeduringmidlife on April 14, 2019

      Thank you for visting and kind words. I have not traveled much so that is the plan and to live out some dreams. Both of my kids are grown and say it is time, I live my life. That was my mom’s last words also; it is time to live and enjoy life.

  2. posted by Rena McDaniel on May 27, 2019

    Hi Donna, my mother became a widow when she was only in her 40’s (my father died when I was 15) and the things that she taught me will last my whole life. I can’t imagine the weight of knowing that my husband is almost there. How terrible. I can’t imagine the pain that you live with day after day. I’m so sorry.

    • posted by Newlifeduringmidlife on May 27, 2019

      Hi Reena, thanks so much for visiting my blog. We almost lost my husband to double pneumonia in 2016. Now as you said knowing it’s coming causes lot of thought. I check budget twice a month and I have made sure All documents are in place.

  3. posted by Clearissa Coward on May 27, 2019

    This is very open. You are so strong. But then again, we have to be sometimes. I am sorry you are going through this. But I am happy that you have this outlet to help you think yourself through it while purging your thoughts through sharing with feelings with others. Thank you for sharing.

    • posted by Newlifeduringmidlife on May 27, 2019

      Thank you so much for visiting and if you followed the links in the post you know my Mom just passed away during holidays. She was a very strong German woman and raised her 3 children to survive.

  4. posted by Patti @ Hearth and Vine on May 27, 2019

    Great words of wisdom. Sometimes it’s hard to let go and let God but it’s the right thing to do. My grandmother was a widow the entire time I knew her. She was an amazing person full of life. A great cook and always smiling. I miss her dearly. My mother passed young so it was my father who was left behind. I try to be grateful for all that I have in my life but sometimes I forget. Thanks for the reminder.

    • posted by Newlifeduringmidlife on May 27, 2019

      Thank you for visiting my blog ? You are welcome for the reminder.
      My mom’s last couple years were spent in nursing home and I watched men and women light up just for someone to say, hi how are you doing today?

  5. posted by Maria Brittis on May 27, 2019

    Your blog is very nice and it comes from the heart! Which is important as a blogger, write what comes from the heart, whether it be crafts, everyday life or travels. Sounds like you have found your niche. Keep up the good work
    Maria

  6. posted by Newlifeduringmidlife on August 8, 2019

    Exciting update!!! The first Widow I spoke about is 88 years old now and I got the biggest hug from her last week. She does still travel, but not as far from home alone any longer. She took my email and number and says she can hook me up for future group travel partners.

  7. posted by leannelc on August 28, 2019

    Becoming a widow is something we all dread in our hearts because it means losing the one we love the most on this earth and who loves us in return. I think a strong faith is the key to surviving and moving forward when we lose someone special – the comfort and peace and assurance make all the difference when our hearts feel broken and as we learn to live our lives again.
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM 🙂

  8. posted by patwdoyle11 on August 28, 2019

    Very heart-warming post. (Visiting from #MLSTL). I know a few women my age who are relatively recent widows and they are personally inspiring to me. My own mom has been a widow for over 20 years now and she is also inspiring. I hope if I am ever facing the same near future you are facing, I will be able to continue to see their inspiration.

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