Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Melissa's Story: Two Years Later

What's it like to be a widow after the first year? After two years?
Here's how it is from Melissa's point of view on her blog, Loving On the Edge. Click on it now, or start reading her story here and then click on the link provided below. Your comments will be welcome, and be sure to let her know the WCP sent you!  
Friday, March 23, 2012
It's so hard to believe it's been 2 years since Tony departed this earth for heaven. Some days it feels like it was just 2 days ago that I was in his arms for the final time; other days it feels like it's been an eternity. Most days I shake my head in wonder at just how I've made it this long. Only God.

Ralphy the Tear-Licker
I started this post earlier this week. Tears were streaming down my face as I reflected on this hard milestone. Good thing, I've got one of the best things that's come out of these 2 years by my side - my very own tear-licker, Ralphy Edge. She just tilts her head to one side and loves me through those innocent puppy eyes. Melt my heart.

I've spent today mostly to myself, in quiet; I've thought a lot about Tony, even more about his legacy. His life continues to impact mine, for good, for very good. I would certainly not be the woman I am today without his influence; I am better for knowing him, even if that knowing was much shorter than what I had hoped and dreamed.

It's amazing the things tragedy has taught me. Sure, I'd give it all back for Tony, if I could. I find myself wishing I had learned these things long before Tony's passing, even before we were married.

Best I can do now is carry them forward into my future. Here's a few at the top... (click here for the rest of this wonderful post from Melissa).


  1. I know for a fact that dogs do help us through our grief. I got my Hiker girl 4 months after Ben died so it's been almost 5 months that I've had her now. She is such wonderful company and I do not know what I would do if I didn't have her to hug when I'm feeling down.

  2. Thanks for this post,it is right on. I was blessed to read this widow's story.


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