What’s hard about being thrown into the widowers path is that you must walk by faith and not by sight, you no longer have a physical partner by your side. You have God. What makes this challenging is that the situations you once fit in are no longer. You are no longer a couple so marriage retreats are out, date nights no longer exist, those couple functions you would attend together are also no longer. This is a difficult road to walk, a lot of what once was is non existent and this list could go on and on. If you are a widow or a widower you no longer fit in spaces that were once comfortable and inviting, you now may feel like a third wheel a piece is missing and cannot be returned to make it whole. You come to find you only have one perspective not two, ideas and thoughts have no place to go when your spouse is not there to hear them. No need to further improve and strengthen your marriage, its not there. You had your chance to love them to the fullest, and now those times have come to a crashing end. Social situations now become awkward and unfamiliar. These are just parts of walking down the road of being a widow or a widower. God meets you here and guides you along the way if you let Him. The whys and what ifs pop up randomly at the most in opportune times to cause your mind to go into an uncontrollable stir at times. Questions of why did God bring me here. Well some of those questions as of late He has answered me. One of the question I had asked Him was, “I see a need for a widowers ministry, who’s gonna do that?”
He replied “You”. I was shocked I certainly thought not me any one but me. So I went on with my days and pondered the idea, and in those days of pondering I was contacted by Joy in the Mourning about this very topic. As the days progressed God spoke to me again. “You keep asking why she’s not here, well how can you possibly start a widowers ministry if she was still here” Boom there it was an answer to a question I had no answers for, but He did. Her legacy leads to another chapter in Gods story. My late wife/soulmate and best friend lifted up and encouraged the very person who started Joy in the Mourning, and now to carry on what she helped to start. We want to come along side the widowers in our community to bring some support, healing and just a place to walk beside others and be present with others on the same journey.
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