A Widow’s Watch

Today is a good day. My husband Gene would have celebrated his 68th birthday today. I had to recognize that Gene had a Divine Appointment...

A Widow’s Watch

I thank God for precious memories etched in my mind and my heart ❤️

A Widow’s Watch

Since I am inviting you to my blog, I wanted you to know who we are. This is Gene and I am Barbara. This is part of keeping his memory...

A Widow’s Watch

Gene was by no means perfect but he was perfect for me. His birthday is coming up on the 28th. First one without him. All firsts are...

A Widow’s Watch

My God equipped me for my assignment although my assignment tested my Faith. With God, we learn a lot about ourselves. We are stronger...

A Widow’s Watch

Gene and I met May 1975. We started officially dating September 1975, the last year before I graduated from nursing school. He was...

A Widow’s Watch

This blog is my prescriscription to my healing process. My mother showed me how to be a wife. Gene taught me how to be a wife. There‘s...

A Widow’s Watch

There were times I could tell that my husband was scared and so was I, to be totally honest. I can’t even imagine being a man who handled...

A Widow’s Watch

When my husband’s health started to decline gradually, there were things that he could no longer do because his illness not only affected...

A Widow’s Watch

My husband’s illness caught me off guard. I was not prepared for the journey I was about to go on. Gene, my husband was in his early...

A Widow’s Watch

We as caretakers must first and foremost remember to take care of ourselves first. This is so important. Not only are we caretakers but...

A Widow’s Watch

As women, we have a tendency to want to take control of the situation. I think it’s in our nature to want to take care of everyone. I...

A Widow’s Watch

I may not be an expert on grief but I do have experience. I know about being on the emotional roller coaster and not being able to get...

A Widow’s Watch

After the loss of my husband, my companion, the love of my life, every special event in my life that he was a part of brought about new...

A Widow’s Watch

I know speaking about death, dying and grief may be uncomfortable for many but the reality is that death is a part of life that cannot be...

A Widow’s Watch

Oftentimes I am asked about getting involved in a relationship. As for me, this is not a need that I have nor is this in my opinion, a...

A Widow’s Watch

The title of this year’s Conference, How to Survive the Perfect Storm, ”Shipwrecked”came to me as a result of caring for my ill, now...

A Widow’s Watch

This title which you will see me use throughout my blog was given to me by God to help woman who have experienced or are currently...

A Widow’s Watch

I am not one dimensional. I am multifaceted. My women’s conferences address issues around any woman that has been violated by rape,...

A Widow’s Watch

My Faith is my Anchor. Writing for me is therapeutic, an outlet. I never want to sound depressing or dismal but grief is real. I can...

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