I never thought I would have the title widow before my 30th birthday. I’ve become a lot of things in my life, but a widow will take the cake for being the hardest. In the past when I went through hard times Justin was always there to be my support and get me through. I think the hardest part of being a widow is not being able to go to the person you have always gone to when things get hard. Not being able to turn to that one person to share your joys with when life is going great. The one person I always turned to is gone and having to navigate this new life without him has been extremely hard.
I have felt so alone thinking I must be the only young widow going through this. It wasn’t until I got on social media and searched the hashtag #youngwidows that I realized I wasn’t alone. There were so many other widows out there going through the same things as I was. Since then I have meet so many other young widows. We check in on each other on the hard holidays and birthdays. We talk about things that only another widow would understand. Knowing that I’m not the only one going through this has helped me so much. Having their support has saved me through this difficult journey.
This year I featured some amazing widows on my Caravan Community page. For National Widows Day I wanted to highlight their stories again. Their stories continue to give me so much strength.
Kelsey’s son was born with a heart defect soon after her husband passed away. She shares her struggle of infertility and the joy of finally getting pregnant. Her husband passed very suddenly and was a new widow with a newborn. She has gone through so much, but always showing so much positivity and strength. I’m so grateful I have been able to meet her through social media.
Read more of her story HERE.
Kelsey and I met on Instagram and I’m so grateful. She has been such a great friend when I needed someone to talk to. Our stories are similar in the way that both of our husbands had cancer. We were both lucky that our husbands were able to meet our kids before they passed away. She was also a widow with a newborn. She is such a strong and amazing women! I’m so glad we are friends!
You can read more of her story HERE.
Annette lost her husband tragically in a plane crash. She shares her story of the heartache her and her children went through and how she was able to keep moving forward. She also shares her story of getting remarried and how its possible to be happy again.
Read more of her story HERE.
I started my Caravan Community page in hopes of helping others who are also going through a hard time. I realized as I have gone through this difficult journey of losing Justin that we are never alone in our trials. Everyone is going through something and we can support each other and help one another get through them! You can read more of their stories HERE. You can also follow my community page on Instagram HERE.
Thank you for always supporting me and messaging me. You have kept me going through some of my hardest days! We truly are never alone!
If you have a story that you would like to share in hopes of helping others you can fill out a form here.