About The Widdahood:
How in the Wide Widda World Did This Happen??
You may be wondering why I wanted to create this website and how in the heck this whole thing came to be. And I’ll tell you.
It’s because I’m just like you.
Well, not just like you. I mean, most of us have figured out that even though our losses may be similar, no one goes through this journey on the same path. But there is a common bond that connects us. It makes us weaker and stronger at the same time. It both empowers us and breaks us down. And it requires us to form new friendships in unexpected places.
And that is the loss of someone we never thought we would live without.
At the age of 31, I became the “it could be worse” person of my social circle when my husband died in an accident on his way to work. He was a loving father to 3 young children who would never really know what an amazing person he was. In the years following, I struggled to find the right support. I became involved in other widow support groups, I sought counseling, and I looked in every place I could think of to find people who might understand what I’d been through.
I guess you could say that I was a very active griever.
But it took a lot of work. It took a lot of time that I didn’t have. And I kept thinking to myself, “This should be so much easier!”
And then in 2010 an idea came to me like a bolt of lightening! (Actually, it came to me while I was driving in my minivan with my 3 noisy children. I wish I could say it was more magical.)
What if there could be a way for someone to chat with another loss survivor in the middle of the night if they needed to? What if there was a place where someone could find a resource they’d been looking for…retreats, events, connections, and friendship? What if someone created a site where people could just connect and support each other?
And now it’s here.
Don’t you think it’s time you met each other?
Widow Chick is a writer and motivational speaker who focuses on finding humor and joy in the life you weren’t expecting. Within the first year of hosting her Facebook page, she was receiving almost 200,000 hits per month and published in multiple anthologies on grief and renewal. You can follow her blog here in theWiddahood, on her personal blog, and on Twitter. For more information about Widow Chick or if you are interested in booking her for an event, please email email@example.com.