As I turn 40 today I am at a point in my life that I am reflecting on the last big birthday 10 years ago. 10 years ago I was with a girlfriend eating breakfast as my husband was at forward training on his way to Iraq, that was 2004. 10 years ago on this day I had the privilege …
Posted by Jamie Duffy Proud Military Widow of SGT Shane Duffy
Hello! This is a poem I wrote about being a military widow and also finding other widows to help heal. I recently read it at a ceremony to honor GSW day here in Massachusetts. Thanks.
The Ones Left Behind – What It Means to be a GSW
To know a heart can truly sink,
Posted by Erin Vasselian Proud Military Widow of SGT Danny Vasselian
I think about Danny every single day, but I try not to think about the day I found out he was killed. I am only 28 years old and I have already experienced the worst day of my entire life. Who really wants to revisit that? The one …Read More >>
Posted by Kaitlin Fine Proud Military Widow of SPC Jeremy Charles Fine
I bought a journal specifically to be used as my “grief journal” after Jeremy passed. On the cover it reads “The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears” It began to mock me.
Regardless, I wrote in it on numerous hopeless nights. My feelings sprawled openly and desperately in this book looking for some release. I …
Posted by Proud Military Widow Katy Scardino of 2nd Lt. Anthony Scardino
The weeks leading up to the day of my husband’s death were pure insanity. Just two weeks before he died, I was busy packing up our home and preparing to move in with his parents for 4 months while Tony was studying for the Mississippi bar exam. He had recently graduated from law school and had accepted a federal …Read More >>
Posted by Marcia DuPont Proud Military Widow of 1SG John A. DuPont
I went to overcoming obstacles to help encourage a friend. I know that I was sluggish but had no idea how stuck I was. It was about 2 1/2 years after my husband’s death. The weekend with AWP has jump started my life. I thought I was doing pretty well…but I was stuck. Too much to do,too many excuses, too …Read More >>
Posted by Lauren Ayube Proud Military Widow of SGT. James A. Ayube II
The first time I met girls from the AWP it was 4 months after I lost my husband. They were the first widows I had met within 20 years of my age. We were in New Orleans on a service trip to help rebuild homes. That weekend is what inspired me to go back to school for Social Work. I …Read More >>