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My desire is that this will be a local support group of young (<60) like-minded widows & widowers who are able to regularly come together in a safe place, without unsolicited suggestions, being able to be encouraged and reminded that we are "not alone".

We hope to meet the 1st & 3rd MONDAY of each month, 6pm @ PANERA BREAD -- (7510 Pineville-Matthews Rd Charlotte, NC 28226 -- Carmel Village at the corner of Carmel Rd & Pineville-Matthews Rd)

We also hope to encourage "social interaction" by planning a fun-activity on occasion. *(watch the calendar for future events).

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In March, 2014 my best friend, my bride of 28-years, passed away after several months of battling cancer. As I thought about our journey in the days and weeks prior to her passing it was clear that we were facing the "valley of the shadow of death" spoken of in Psalm 23 . . . however, I've come to realize that her death continued to cast a shadow in the weeks and months that followed, and that I have been walking in some shadows of the darkest clouds of grief as well. The promise of comfort and strength from God's Word still hold true, but my longing to have others to come alongside me to "just be" with me in the struggle has been desperate. I've done well through the support of my church, Christian counselling, friends, my own "extroverted" personality, etc, yet still come up short when it comes to finding a local support group of like-minded widows & widowers who are able to regularly come together, in a safe place, without unsolicited suggestions, knowing we are "not alone", being able to be encouraged, even when our world seems to have fallen apart. If you would like to join me, I welcome you. ---

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