This is a fact. Widows (and widowers) can be and are ROCK STARS! They may not always feel like it, and in fact, they probably NEVER feel like it, but they are indeed superstars!
Widows are not strong by choice, they are strong by circumstance. They are stronger than they think. And maybe you know someone that needs this reminder. A widow makes a choice, to fight and persevere everyday with an almost unbearable weight to be carried. They carry the grief of the loss of their loved one, plus they grieve the life they had, and the person they once were. Yet life continues to move forward, in spite of the changes. Friends and family pause, but eventually move on with their own lives (rightfully so), and the widow is left to trudge through each day forging a new world. Everything is new and different. They do all this while grieving… this feat can only be accomplished with superpowers.
Does everything get accomplished perfectly? Of course not! Is every deadline at work met? Nope! Are there opportunities to volunteer at your child’s school that get missed? Certainly! Widows are not perfect beings, but what they are should be admired. There are periods in everyone’s lives where they are expected to rebuild, but those with the widow membership do this while dealing with unbearable heartbreak, trudging forward, as if alongside themselves, separated from the life they are actually living.
This is a Plan B they actually didn’t plan for, but they are making Plan B work!