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A Light in the Woods for Widows

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laurelsnyder
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A Light in the Woods for Widows, the first local support group for widows in Grayson County, will meet Thursday January 9, 2014 in the Community Room at the Grayson County Library in Independence Virginia from 11 am-12:30 pm. There will be six meetings every Thursday (weather permitting-no snow/ice) from 1/9/14-2/13/14 at No charge
All widows are welcome to share stories, support, solutions and wisdom. Meetings will include information about local resources, stress reduction exercises, practical information and the opportunity to form a book club, dining out/in group and ???

laurelsnyder
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A Light in the Woods for Widows

At the first gathering, we discussed some of the shared experiences we have as widows. It was comforting to know that although we each grieve in our own way, we have shared experiences like waking at 3 am/insomnia, having memory lapses because we are distracted by our grief, feeling the need to be alone and yet, missing the company and comfort of family and friends. We felt the need to appear strong, and the loneliness of not being able to talk to someone who understood our feeling weak inside. We appreciated the support of family and friends who checked in on us after the initial 4-6 weeks passed, because that's when we began to deeply understand we no longer had our other half. Eating was an issue, it's hard to adjust to cooking for one, even if we had the energy or motivation to cook. More importantly, solutions like creating new routines, security measures to take, and life wisdom gave a ray of hope.
Come share with us for one or more gatherings. New friends await.
We meet in the conference room at the back of the Grayson County library #21 Independence, VA