Founder’s Message

“There is always a light if we’re brave enough to see it.
There’s always a light if we’re brave enough to be it”.  

– Amanda Gorman

Founder’s Message

The importance of bravery and finding light in our lives after the loss of a life partner….

Losing someone we love can leave us feeling lost in darkness, desperately searching for a glimmer of hope.  But it is in these moments that we must dig deep and find the bravery within ourselves to take those difficult steps toward rebuilding our lives.  

One of the challenges we face is finding new social connections and friendships.  It can be daunting to put ourselves out there, to open up to new people and experiences.  But I want to remind you that friendship, understanding and kindness are like beacons of light for widows and widowers.  I am constantly inspired by the bravery I see in each and every one of you.

The decision to make new friendships, to participate and connect with others who share a common bond, is an act of courage.  By coming together as a community, we create a special light that shines brightly for widows and widowers everywhere.

Let’s continue to move towards this special light bravely, as a community. Together, we can support one another, share our stories and find solace in knowing that we are not alone on this journey.

Thank you for being a part of Widowed Friends.  Your presence and bravery make this community a beacon of hope for all.



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