...And sometime when I wasn't looking, I got a new life.
I created Griefcase, a safe place for widows only, after my husband died. Back in 2004, there was little to nothing on the internet for a widow to turn to for support, hope and information. My goal was to honor famous widows, sign off with a funny joke and hopefully turn upside down smiles, right side up again. It worked. Soon Griefcase had morphed into a real website and resulted in my founding a non-profit organization and creating a private chat room to aid widows. For a long time I continued to work and write for widows for free. More of my work can be found at ezinearticles.com. I wrote and published, "A Gift of Love."
Fast forward fifteen years."A Gift of Love," fulfilling my grief promise is behind me. I've signed my last autograph. Griefcase website no longer exists. I closed it down several months ago. The non-profit and the secret chat room are closed.
I visit Griefcase.blogspot.com often, but not often enough, and that is because I am at a different place in my life and my writing journey. I have new goals.
For these reasons and more, I am shutting down Griefcase blog. I will no longer be posting here. It's time. It's my time to move forward with the rest of my life.
Feel free to write to me if you have a widow question, my edoor will always be open for that. Feel free to peruse the archives, to read and share my words, to leave a comment or request my free ebooks. I hope you enjoy reading this site as much as I enjoyed writing it.
And one more thing,
One day, when you least expect it, you will realize that it is time to stop mourning, time to stop talking about Him, time to put away the photographs, time to live and get on with the rest of your life. I can't tell you when that time is, only you can decide that. But this much I do know, if it can happen to me, it can happen to you.
Wishing everyone reading my words, good health, peace, love, and what I lovingly refer to as mourning joy all the days of your life.
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna
Be kind to widows, we have friends in high places.
Q: What's plastic, runs on batteries, and counts cattle?
A: A cow-culator