Friday, August 06, 2010

those in the know


Today I begin my journey to the Soaring Spirit's Loss Foundation's Camp Widow. I feel as if I am running to the arms of dear friends.....although some of these people I have never met.

I will spend my time with a couple of hundred people who know what widowhood is. Really know. Not an abstract idea that is hard to fully wrap your mind around until the day it settles its' weight around your shoulders. But those who have felt the fear of knowing that when our lives are lost, our children become orphans. Known the loneliness of suddenly losing all the support and comfort of our partner. Become familiar with the uncertainty of not knowing who you are without your 'other half'. Discovered the joy of finding out that you are still whole - even missing half your heart. And, hopefully, the excitement that can one day happen when experiencing the rebirth after your past life has ended.

I am ecstatic to be with this communtiy once again. To know I am not the only one. To know I don't have to explain. To know, that at least here, I am not alone.

3 comments:

Chillin' with Lemonade said...

I can not wait to hear all about it!

Janine (txmomx6) said...

Just wanted to pop in and say hi. I miss you already, but am so glad that we got to see each other again.
It was so hard to leave!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jackie
We got Liv's message when we got home yesterday from a big road trip. Please tell her and Briar that we say, "Hi!!"
Rock 0n at Camp Widow!

Tanis,O., J. and D.