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The Compassionate Friends is a wonderful support group for families who have lost a child.  Every year they host a beautiful candle-lighting ceremony on the 2nd Sunday in December.  For more information on this year’s ceremony at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks on Dec. 14, please see their flyer on their Ventura County website… Read more

Here is a great post by a friend on how we never really know when “the last goodbye” might be http://www.widowsvoice-sslf.blogspot.com/2013/05/no-goodbye.html… Read more

Here is a great website, and most especially a post from someone who’s been through it. http://widowsvoice-sslf.blogspot.com/2013/03/for-times-that-you-want-to-stop.html… Read more

Grief is the normal response we all have to the loss of a loved one.  It is our way of learning to gradually let go, and it takes time.  There is no “right way” to grieve, and no timetable that applies to everyone.  Grief is a very individual process. Sometimes, however, we get stuck in… Read more

Grieving the loss of a loved one, especially a spouse, is never easy.  This time of year is often the hardest, and it’s easy to believe that you are all alone.  Widow’s Voice is a wonderful blog that will help a lot with that feeling of being alone.  Started by Michele Hernandez  after the sudden… Read more

If you have recently lost your spouse to death, first, our condolences. There are so many things to think about, and it is hard to keep things straight. Our friends at Soaring Spiriits Life Foundation offer many resouces for those who widowed, either recently or long-term. Here is a link to a checklist of things… Read more

Grief is difficult at any time, and most especially around the holidays.  We’ve written about this previously, and in that post you’ll find some good links for getting through this tough time of year. Often people who have lost siblings feel a little left out.  There are many support groups for widows and widowers, or… Read more

Please take a look at my friend Michele’s posting on www.wowowow.com. It’s one of several inspirational stories she has written, following the sudden death of her husband Phil in 2005. She has gone on to start a website for who are looking for others with whom to share their journey, called WidowsBond.com . And from… Read more

Grieving the loss of a loved one is always hard. Special times like anniversary dates, family milestones, and especially the holiday season are even tougher, especially during the first few years. This year, rather than write our own piece, we’ve gathered together some information from other websites that we think will help. Grieving during the… Read more