I have made many acquaintances with some pretty awesome people since my journey into widowhood began six years ago, and one of the most talented writers I've come to know is a fellow widow by the name of Catherine Tidd. She is the author of Confessions of a Mediocre Widow, and I was truly honored that she sent me a complimentary copy of her book for me to read and review for her. I had taken a hiatus for a few years from reading books on this topic, but I have finally started reading her book and am LOVING it so far.
In the meantime, I've been friends with her on Facebook for a long time now, and I truly enjoy reading her status updates and the articles she posts. This one, in particular, has hit home for me and I feel the need to share it with everyone I know.
She puts it all into words so eloquently that it's very possible that someone reading it who has not experienced what other widowed people have may actually get a glimpse of understanding. I recommend that EVERYONE read it - widowed or not... The people who haven't experienced this specific kind of loss can maybe understand their widowed friend a bit more than before, and those who have experienced it can be comforted by the validation that they are not alone in these feelings.
Keep writing, Catherine - you rock!!