quotes for a widow


“…learn how to enter a room on her own and depart alone. … Even more difficult, she has to learn to ask for assistance without upsetting her delicate independent-dependent balance.”

When my husband passed away, the book, “Widow to Widow” by Genevieve Davis Ginsburg helped me understand and cope with what I was going through. When I felt confused, I often thought about this part of the book and reminded myself that I wasn’t alone and that it was okay not to be okay.


The third year of my widowhood, I was trying to focus on establishing “my life. I thought that I had to find the purpose, my identity, and the way I was supposed to take but couldn’t see.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

This quote by George Bernard Shaw opened my eyes; I needed to build the road ahead.


I just started to go through our stuff in the house and throw away things. It took me more than three years, but I’m ready. I am ready to say goodbye and hello and am in search of a quote that guides me through to the next chapter.
Does anyone know a good one?


 In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Quote Me
“Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?”



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