Widows' Hope

Ring the Bells That Still Can Ring - a widow and mother's story

Posted by Leann Sherman, MSW, LGSW on Jan 24, 2017 11:55:33 AM

The story below was written by a widow living in Rockville, MD.  She originally read it at a memorial event at Hospice Caring, Inc. in Gaithersburg, MD:

My name is Iris and I want to thank the Hospice Caring staff for inviting me to speak with you at this annual Tree of Love and Luminary ceremony. This is not an assembly we would have wanted to attend, but here we all are, determined to transform perhaps one molecule of our grief into honoring and remembering our loved ones. When Penny asked me to tell you of my journey, I told her I was concerned I would not be uplifting. She told me to tell it anyway!

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