It was a cold, crisp November morning.  The sky was clear and the sun was painting pink wisps across the pale blue sky.  He took his last breath here on earth, and his first one in Heaven.  This may seem bleak, but I assure you there is more.  More I am discovering each day.

In May of 2014, our family and our lives were forever changes, as we began a journey into unknown waters.  With God at the helm and us holding fast to each other.  It was a powerful storm, a diagnosis of cancer, so we grasped onto every moment like life preservers.  Never knowing when we wouldn’t have them anymore.  Life was lived in full color, out loud and the word “good-bye” was the only thing we held back.  After a six month battle with cancer, my husband passed and… I became a widow.  A mother of three teens and one adult, I found refuge in the comfort of knowing where my beloved was.  The choppy waters have never let up, but our Captian at the helm has never left us and continues to guide this battered and broken vessel to quieter shores.  I look forward to those shores each day, where I will be reunited with my beloved and my Saviour.

It is my hope and prayer that this place, Widow’s Manna, comforts and encourages those who have lost someone they love.  That “the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” becomes real as we share this sojourn together.  Blessings friends new and old.


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    1. Thank you Therese,
      Was so kind of you to visit and comment here. It is for this reason I write. I want to share this journey, so thers might find comfort. It has been nearly ten months for me. I am raising our four children and daily find myself needing to seek a strength that could only come from God. He has been good.


  1. Good morning! It is a GOOD morning. His mercies are new today. That’s so exciting and hopeful for me.
    I read many of your posts today before I got out of bed, and my pillow was quite soggy with tears until I finished. Although I’m not a widow, I cannot forget the image of the strand of beads, with all the colors and light … I too wear something like that strand.
    And you’re finding joy and grace in pain and loss… again, one does not have to lose a spouse to find so much encouragement in your words.
    Blessings on your ministry here.

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    1. How encouraging to know God can use me, in my brokenness, to share His love and maybe… just maybe, make a difference. You kind note, made.a difference this morning. Blessing of God’s amazing love, be yours today!


  2. I am so glad that you are writing and sharing all that you are walking through; I know that you are helping a lot of people who are hurting. Praying for you in your hard journey, for peace, comfort, rest. Lisa

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you continually as you are doing unto others through your writing. You write beautifully, like stretching poetry out across the canvas and filling all the spaces with your love and compassion. God bless and thank you for visiting my blog.

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  4. Thank you for liking my post on Discovering the Rainbows. I too fought the battle of cancer with my husband until he was called home to heaven almost five years ago. My story is different to yours in that my children are grown, but it is the same in that Jesus Christ has never left my side. I have grown into a person I never knew I could be. I have spent much time writing and am about to launch my third book – my first novel – this weekend. There is hope, life, light and colour; there is laughter and joy. In fact I have discovered there is Life after Death even for those of us who stay behind. May God comfort you and your family every day and may you continue to help others who find they suddenly are living life alone. God bless you richly in your ministry to us

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    1. Many thanks for taking the time to send a little encouragement. What a blessing. Truly, God holds my hand and hides me in the shadow of His wings. Thank you for reading here, may you be encouraged.


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