WSN-MO: A Few Minutes with Terrell Whitener During a recent reflection period, my thoughts turned to just how I have ended up where I am at in life. As a very grateful and appreciative man of my station in life, these reflection times usually end up as an exercise in gratitude and not a time… Continue reading Husband – Warrior – Brother
WSN: Coffee and Conversation with Larry Ahrens One unsavory reality of losing your wife is dealing with the estate details, relatives, and lawyers. What this process does is smack you in your grieving face one more time with cold reality. Your wife is gone, and now we’re taking inventory and putting a value on things.… Continue reading THE REAL DEFINITION OF WINNING
WSN: Widower, Wounded, Warrior, Waking and Walking by Jeff Ziegler Ever see a movie when the family is driving in the car, and they’re lost? The dad is at the wheel, the wife in the passenger seat, and the kids are in the back? Stress is rising; kids are hungry and bored; the wife asks… Continue reading Asking for Help
WSN: Some Winning Thoughts by Jim Winner Well, the months of hate-filled rhetoric, vitriolic media ads, and all that went with it came to a head yesterday. I have no idea when we will learn who won the presidential election. I, for one, am glad it is over. I love America. I love our freedoms.… Continue reading What’s really important. (hint…it’s not the election)
WSN: Grief Relief with David Knapp (A Guest Column) “Till death do us part…” I repeated. Those words seemed to echo throughout the vast college chapel following my promise and then my bride’s commitment. The witnesses, family, and friends of our wedding stood by smiling. Our parents sat with proud looks on their faces. In… Continue reading WHEN DEATH DOES US PART
WSN-MO: Some Winning Thoughts by Jim Winner Good morning, brothers! You may recall my last article. It was about changing residences in Florida. It spoke of hard but necessary decisions, the need to face those decisions head-on, and make them. Since that last article, I have officially become the owner of a condo on Turtle… Continue reading Trust your instincts.
WSN: Some winning thoughts by Jim Winner Last winter, I wrote an article about spending an extended time at the condominium Joyce, and I bought in Naples, Florida. You might recall it spoke a lot of loneliness, fear, adjustment, and trying to survive the first winter. Fast forward to today. Life is good. I am… Continue reading Hard choices? Make them.
It first hit me in the grocery store. After Susan’s many months of illness, I was consumed with the day-to-day of the situation. Then she passed. A few weeks after the dust settled, I’m pushing the shopping cart in the supermarket, and it finally struck me that I’m shopping for me and me alone. That’s… Continue reading THE ALONE MOMENT
Want to help someone in grief? Put these 10 things into practice and I guarantee that you will be a comfort and blessing in supporting anyone who is grieving. 1. Be present, now and in the future 2. Let them know you are there to hurt with them 3. Don’t try to “fix” the griever… Continue reading Simple Grief
Widower Ed Hersh (Texas) shares a powerful letter he wrote following the passing of his beautiful bride, Shellie. Ed’s letter speaks volumes about the plight of the 2.7 million widowers in America. He has authorized me to share it with you below. “Hi Bernie, “It was very nice of you to call me yesterday afternoon.… Continue reading A Widower’s Letter