Monday, June 6, 2016

6 Months of Grief Project: Day 122

Grey Haired Widow

This is Day 122 of my #6MonthsOfGrief Project. To learn more about this practice, feel free to visit Day One, where I explain this project in more detail.

Today is the 10 month anniversary of my husband's death. Every day I look in the mirror and see more grey hair sprouting out of my head. I feel like I've aged 10 years in these last 10 months. Grief tears up my heart and my body. I'm a grey-haired, old widow.

As I stare at my hair, I remember — I've always had a very prominent widow's peak. I once was told by an old witchy hippie when I was just a little girl, that I would outlive my husband and be a widow — the proof was in my widow's peak. She said I would long outlive him, because my widow's peak was so deep. There was nothing to be done. It was written into my genetics. I remember that moment so clearly. I felt simultaneously sad, that I would one day be a widow, but so excited that there would some day be a person who loved me enough to marry me. I guess I still feel that way.


I am very aware that this project can bring up a lot around yours or other's grief and loss, I will always follow every post with some online grief support resources that have helped me. Please feel free to let me know of online support that you have found healing in your grief, as well:

Living with Grief Resources:

And remember, I am sharing this project on a variety of platforms, including my InstagramTwitter, & Facebook feeds, as well as my Pinterest page on Grief. I use the hashtag #6MonthsOfGrief, so it can easily be found on any platform. Please share this project with anyone you think might need it.

Thank you, and see you tomorrow.

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