Being a widow is a unique journey. Losing your husband after a marriage is like losing a piece of yourself. You are so accustomed to seeing yourself in the role of wife, partner, soul mate; then suddenly you find yourself standing alone -- all alone.
Maybe you have children, and maybe you don’t. No matter what you have had; it’s gone, lost forever, never to return. It seems so overwhelming, hopeless and the hardest part is that you no longer know WHO YOU ARE... who am I without HIM???
Our identity has been a part of the marriage, the partner, that spouse for so long you have to try to find a way to find yourself; to recreate yourself to become a brand new you that you have never known, someone you have never met before. That’s were modern widows club comes in. It’s a social support and mentoring club. We don’t have all the answers, but we have walked YOUR walk and we can walk your walk with you. You don’t have to be alone.
After an internet search in deep in my despair, looking for hope, I found Carolyn Moor, the founder of Modern Widows Club. She saved me; she rescued me; she helped me move towards new life. The more she helped me grow out of despair and helped me walk into the light, the more I knew I had to lead a chapter for our city. We desperately need it.
I’m part of a Twins Club organization and out of 12 Members, we now have three widows. I was beginning to see widows all around me; all with different kinds of loss, different problems, different backgrounds, cultures, financial situations; and they all desperate needed help. A hand to hold, an book to read, a financial planner to share, an attorney to talk to , a counselor – a friend. I wanted to be that friend to them…
As Chapter Leader for the Modern Widows Club Houston with Co-Leader, Jana Phillips I plan to give hope to widows in our community. I want to lend a hand, to be that friend to someone who needs it so desperately. We don’t have all the answers to all the questions, but we can help you in your journey.
If you’re a widow, please come and join us. Together we will move forward to be all that we were meant to be in our new life… We meet every 2nd Thursday, 6:30pm at St. John the Divine, on River oaks, just off Westhimer in the heart of Houston.
Please join us! You can contact me at email@example.com