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This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live- Deut 30:19 A 50ish woman who has chosen to live in the midst of tragedy and move forward by choosing life. Welcome to the journey!!

June 23, 2014

International Widows Day

I did a post earlier this year when I turned 50.  That is how old R was when he passed away.  I figured out how many days R lived into his 51st year.  I then figured those same number of days passed my birthday so I was going to look at it that after that date, each day was a gift that R didn't get.  And from now on- I need to start treating my life like that!!!  I got the day wrong (shocker)  and refigured it-  I truly believe that June 18 was the day.  So every day after June 18 is a gift that wasn't given to my sweet husband.  I was traveling to visit Dr. T on the 17th and so the 18th came and went.  I didn't think about it until a friend  of mine's husband turned 50 over the weekend.

Today is International Widow's Day.  There were times after R passed away that I thought of women around the world who lived in countries where they were scared:  scared for themselves, scared for their children.  Some are refugees, some are treated as second class citizens.  I thought of those women and how my life was so much more fortunate than theirs.  I tried to think of something every day that I should be grateful for, and some days those women around the world were all that I could come up with.  Please pray for any widows that you know today.  And, better yet, if you know of something special you can do for her, Do It.

Here is a video by Richard Branson on the plight of widows around the country.  It is sad to think of what some women have to go through.


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