Saturday, April 28, 2012
I've laughed with them, cried with them, grown with them, and lived with them.
After nearly five years of meeting with those that share this title we were so unwillingly given, there is one thing I know for sure (that was definitely reinforced at Camp Widow East):
You can never have enough or know enough widows and widowers!
Of course, I'd like to think there weren't many of us out there, but there are.
But with each one lies a gift, waiting for you to unwrap.
A story, an inspiration, a smile, a hug, a love. Perseverance, strength, beauty and power.
With each widow I have the honor of meeting, hugging, talking to, I feel myself getting stronger.
They are the epitome of a survivor and wear it proudly for all to see and be empowered by.
Like life, the moment we stop growing, learning, and evolving is the moment we are basically dead.
Every moment surrounded by my fellow bearers of the badge "W", is a moment that all of that takes place.
A moment that gives me strength for that it to continue on, even when we can no longer be together in our amazing widow bubble.
Thank you Michele, Dana, Barbara and all the SSLF team...for allowing us to continue to come together and have those moments never are long enough...but always just perfect.