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Christine Thiele is a free lance writer and former professional and volunteer youth minister. She has written for <i>The Journal of Student Ministries</i>, <i>YouthWorker Journal</i> <i>, Grief Digest </i>and <i>OpentoHope.com</i>.&nbsp; Along with her writing, Christine is raising her two young sons.&nbsp; Since her husband's death in 2005 from pancreas cancer, her writing has been focused on grief and healing issues. You can read her blog at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://widowisland.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">http://widowisland.wordpress.com</a>.<br />

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As October approaches, I feel the memories building in my mind. As the weather cools, I feel those memories of those days of dread flooding me. I...
When my big boy was born, I was fortunate to be surrounded by many lovely women who were ahead of me on their journey as parents. Shortly after he...
I’ve always been one to believe in the magic of second chances. When something goes wrong, there may always be opportunity awaiting me around...
This week, several things have been rolling around in my mind. I’m not sure if they are connected or not, but my gut says that they are. I...
Se*man*tics (noun) 1. the study of meaning in language—the study of how meaning in language is created by the use and interrelationships of...
Every day, I get up and I feel ok. I’ve become used to the empty spot next to me in the bed. I’ve become accustomed to making the coffee...
Today October begins again and I can feel my descent into the memories. It started about a week ago when the weather began to change a bit. The...
I was really good at living with intention before my husband died. I was good about doing things with good reason and being thoughtful, even...
The sixth anniversary of my husband’s death is right around the corner. I’m wondering tonight about open hearts. Open hearts are soft,...
Okay, I know that widowy isn’t a word, but it is a description of how I feel today. Widowy isn’t quite full of sadness. Widowy is more...
One of the hardest struggles I’ve found about widowhood is the fact that the life you had before pretty much dies with your spouse …...
Every New Year, I try to sit down, evaluate progress and failure, and write a message of hope for my family, others, and myself. This year, as far as...
How do we find our way through life? How do we find the right balance in life? How can we bring God’s kingdom to the present—to this...
Christmas is only moments away, or so it seems, and I am feeling that pinch of worry. I really do anticipate too much, process in my head too much...
This is my sixth holiday season without my husband at my side. His death in the spring of 2005 still rocks my still-recovering world, especially...

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