Hi, welcome.

Living life without my husband was NOT my plan. Wasn’t his either.

Life often has other ideas for us. Finding our way isn’t always easy.  Two things I’ve learned, there’s always a rainbow after the storm, and the rainbow is dotted with diamonds.

According to lore, at the end of the rainbow is a pot of gold. That may not be true, but there are diamonds along the path to the rainbow. Diamonds are created when intense stress, or pressure, tries to crush a coal.

Life without a husband feels crushing, however, it’s shaping us into diamonds.

As widows, (oh how I hate that word) the deaths of our husbands put us and our lives under stress. We create diamonds with that stress.

For more widow-centric life tips, ideas, inspiration join me on my Facebook page: creating diamonds




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5 Responses to Welcome

  1. Lovely writing. So nice to meet you at the Called to Write Conference!

    • Nita says:

      Holly, enjoyed meeting you also. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Called to Write Conference was fantastic, I am so glad I went.

  2. Nice to meet you and I look forward to reading your blog. I just ordered your book – I am hoping to write one someday but it’s still quite fresh for me – only a year and a half. I have a very small support group – one brother who lives out of town and one son. My parents are gone and my husband was an only child. Glad for friends and people like you who have been through this.

    • Nita says:

      Sue, I am so sorry for your pain. I noticed you are a photographer (nothing gets past me *s*) Have you considered joining a photography group in your area. It’s not a specific grief support group, but it is a group of people who share an interest and will be supportive of you (I hope) as a person. I joined a Toastmaster group about a year after my husband’s death, those people helped me so much and they didn’t even realize it. Good luck on your journey.

      • Hi Nita, I do belong to a photography group – it’s one that I joined with my husband about 10 years ago. I have started going back after a 2 year absence (since his passing) but even though I am with friends it is still very lonely since I seem to be the odd person out without a partner and I miss having him sit beside me. I do go occasionally though, and have been on a few of the field trips with them around the city.
        Thanks for keeping in touch with me – it really helps to connect with people even if it’s just through cyberspace. 🙂

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