When we think of women in their 20's 30’s or 40's we don’t imagine they could be widows – but nothing could be further from the truth. So many younger women today are losing their mates due to illness or because their husbands have lost their lives fighting for our country.
These brave women, now standing alone, have been forgotten by society and that's just not right. That's why my friend, Carol Brody Fleet, who also lost her husband at a young age, is dedicating her life to helping other women get through this difficult period, Her critically acclaimed book,"Widows Wear Stilettos; A Practical and Emotional Guide for the Young Widow"has helped thousands of young widows. Find out more about Carole atwww.widowswearstilettos.com
Carole asked me to write this blog so that women would know there is a community devoted to helping them through such a difficult chapter in their lives. This year she will be speaking again at “Camp Widow” founded and facilitated by the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation.
Camp Widow” is not a “sad sack” convention. It’s a group of positive women who want to learn, share, grow, learn …and yes – laugh. Attendees include widows in their early 20's…and widows who are 70 plus.
Participants experience various workshops encompassing a myriad of different subjects (from financial planning to re-entering the dating / love arena; to how to preserve memories of their loved ones); as well as "girlfriend time",a 5K walk/run – and of course, five-star caliber food.
If you or someone you know has been touched by the pain and challenge of widowhood, this is truly an event not to be missed. Registration for Camp Widow 2010 is underway and regardless of where you are in your healing journey, needs to be a part of your 2010 agenda. This isn't simply a "conference"…this is a life-changing experience that you will never ever forget. For more information, visit www.sslf.org
(P.S.: Those who register and mention Widows Wear Stilettos will receive a special registration discount AND a "surprise" from Widows Wear Stilettos upon arrival. Email WidowsWStilettos@aol.com for more information or visit Widows Wear Stilettos on Facebook).