Appreciating Love Through Death

Appreciating Love Through Death

  by Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster- While the world celebrates what is known as Valentine’s day with all of the cards, candy, expensive dinners and items; I remember a man, my late husband James Sangster, that showed love EVERYDAY by being present in my life. James wasn’t this extreme romantic who made a big deal out of secular holidays, but he showed love by being mentally, spiritually and emotionally present in my life. While that…

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You Said What? 10 Things You Should Not Say To A Widow

You Said What? 10 Things You Should Not Say To A Widow

Reflecting on what the first year of being a widow was like, I have found that some people just will not allow others to grieve in their own time, and they can be, from my experience, insensitive and say the oddest things. I compiled a list of my top 10 things that people should NOT say to a widow. I pray that it can help those that may know someone who lost a spouse to…

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REFLECTIONS: My First Year As A Widow

REFLECTIONS: My First Year As A Widow

As I reflect on my first year as a widow I recall so many things that we did those final weeks of his life. I realize that I am so much stronger than I initially thought. When I reflect now on the feelings that went through me when he first died (abandonment, isolation, neglect, loneliness, frustration, hurt, anger, confusion), I chuckle at how hard I worked at trying to convince myself that I should not…

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Happy Birthday Sister!

Happy Birthday Sister!

Happy Birthday Sister   Today marks what would have been the 51st birthday of my dear sister that passed away last summer, June 24th. My girl Tonya was a sight to behold and such a joy. Our connection was special because our birthdays were 5 days apart (mine Feb 3rd and hers the 8th), we always enjoyed extra cake and ice cream. Growing up helping to take care of her because she was a special…

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