I Am So Much Moor

I AM SO MUCH MOOR By Carolyn Moor     On the anniversary of Chad’s death February 14, 2000, there is one over arching thought this morning ‘I am so much moor’.   You see, when he died, I died too. But I didn’t know that back then. I just felt like I was literally

A Widow’s Valentine For You

A Widow’s Valentine   Despite what you may think, Valentine’s Day will not kill me. It’s a day. I understand the the power of one day, as a number on the Western calendar, not as a chart to base my whole future upon. As a widow, I know how love can literally take your breathe

A Widow’s Dream

  - Despite what you might think, I haven’t lost all my dreams. - Although the biggest dream I had was to grow old, crazy in love, to laugh away the hours seated beside each other in two cozy rocking chairs. - When you lose your dreams, it’s gut wrenching. It’s a ship without a

Money and Love: Widows Speak Up About The Financial Consequences of Dating Again

Last month we celebrated Valentine’s Day with a group of widows who were interested in dating again. A panel of gracious widows of different ages, life and family situations shared their experiences about the dating scene. One of the topics discussed was directly related to money and relationships. “Who should pay?” According to the 2011

Reinvesting in Love

Valentine’s Day was never a romantic holiday in my marriage.  My husband, who regularly showered me with outward gestures of love like nice dinners and flowers, always felt pressured into giving gifts on what he called the “Hallmark Holiday”.  He usually presented me with the last bouquet of flowers still remaining at the local Tom

Ready to Date? 6 Steps to Know

As widows who planned to grow old with our partners we had no plans in place for this love journey from married to widowed, widowed to single, single to dating, dating to a committed relationship. The labels alone are a shocker but standing in them is beyond awkward. Some of us accidentally take a big