A different Holy Week…with corrections About widowwalk Coping with life as a widow. A different Holy Week…with corrections Dear readers, It has been so long that I have posted I almost could not get into this site, and possibly my byline sidebar is lost, at any rate, yes I am still here! I had so many plans to be attentive to Lent: a daily booklet to read ( I did do that most days), some special services to attend, all the events at church. I was really looking forward to going into this time open and ready to hear God. Then I went to Hawaii for a week , came home prior to Palm Sunday and got a horrific cold…no Palm Sunday service for me, I was sick in bed, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, …surely I would be well enough to attend a Maunday Thursday service with my small group…nope! still coughing and sneezing…Friday, Saturday I made it through a small Bible Study I lead, and went to bed, but early Sunday morning I got up, went to the early service at church, and to a lovely brunch later, where I was actually able to taste the food! So what’s all this about? Humbling, I guess. Not my plans, I guess. The cold facts of exhaustion of the older body, I guess. How sometimes plans with the best of intentions just don’t work out and we have to endure the cocoon of comfort in bed and Vicks vapor-rub…does anyone remember that? It used to be the standard cold remedy…. How Easter comes, whether we are ready or not, and how sometimes we don’t feel very prepared. The disciples were not very ready for the first Easter either, they didn’t expect an empty tomb, a Risen Savior. Even though they had been told, they weren’t really listening with awareness. How vulnerable we all are, and how God loves us anyway. It seems that another reality has set in..I may be posting only every two or three months…just the reality of my life now. You might look for my photos on Facebook,or I do answer email. Yes, I’m still very much a widow, and there are moments I miss Roger as much as I did those first few months, so it’s nice to have a few compatriots who still read of the trials and tribulations of a widow, but I guess the time to meditate on this has become less and less. At least, right now. Belated Happy Easter! Rosalie Nelson Share this: Press ThisTwitterFacebookPrint • EDIT about me…. The calendar pages have turned and I’m now 76, and it’s now almost four years since my husband died after a bout with incurable cancer. I still struggle with being solo and while I’ve considered droppng this blog, I don’t feel compelled to do it. So I’m continuing the story about how my life is going—and it seems to continue down various paths. The title for my blog is a bit of a play on words…in the 19th Century, homes sometimes had a tower at the top called the ‘widow’s walk’, as in the photo above. [ For more information about this photo and others contact Kimmy at www.etsy.com/shopkimmyblanks.] The original idea was that wives of sea captains would go there to look out to sea and watch for ships that often never came home…but in a different sense this is about how I’m coping with the journey of widowhood. I haven’t written a post as often as I’d hoped, but I still would be happy to have you leave comments. You can also email me at Rnlsn6@aol.com RECENT POSTS January 2016..a blank page filled Pre-Christmas post A weekend in LA ( Los Angeles) the ‘Fitbit” and me…. Widow’s Learning Curve ARCHIVES January 2016 December 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 May 2015 March 2015 February 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 May 2014 March 2014 February 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 We cannot load blog data at this time. CREATE A FREE WEBSITE OR BLOG AT WORDPRESS.COM. THE COMET THEME. Customize Edit Skip to toolbar My Site Reader Stats widowwalkauthor widowwalkauthor · Sign Out PROFILE My Profile Account Settings Billing History Security Notifications SPECIAL Get Apps Next Steps Help Log Out