A WIDOW’S JOURNEY – AN INTRODUCTION
In this section, I will continue the writing I started in my previous website, thealzheimerspouse.com. For those of you who followed me on that site for the eight years it was active and successful, you will recognize the topic. I started it as part of my Alzheimer blog writing after my husband’s death from Alzheimer’s Disease in 2015, but was emotionally unable to continue it. It was too painful for me to write about my early difficulties as a widow.
The topic lay dormant for 5 years, but my struggles did not. I achieved a small measure of peace with the writing of the Tribute to Sid on Our 50th Wedding Anniversary, which I posted on my Facebook page on June 21, 2020, and which I have reprinted in this section.
With the publication of that tribute, I felt that I was possibly ready to pick up writing my Widow’s Journey.
As you know from my Alzheimer’s site, the writing for this section will be raw and honest. In sharing the difficulties and struggles I have endured during the 5 years since Sid’s death, my goal is the same as it was with the Alzheimer site………………to give you a place where you can relate; where you know that your emotions are validated and respected.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with my previous writings, you may still log onto www.thealzheimerspouse.com and read the blogs and information. The website is now inactive, but the content is there for “read only” purposes.
As an introduction to my writing on this sensitive and emotional topic, I am reprinting the blog, The Fog, that I wrote immediately after Sid’s death, when I was trying to pull myself together to write his eulogy.