I once travelled happily alone. Then the most beautiful thing happened and suddenly I was half of two; two became one. But before I could start to document our life together, his life was tragically gone. My darling Ems is now in the bright lights of Heaven and I remain. This is the story of my journey from here. Gratefully a journey that One whose ways are above all of ours takes with me. One day I'll reach those bright lights for myself but until I do, join me on my journey, keeping memories close.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

A glimmer

Written yesterday as the emotion of the early hours flowed. A parting ode on the second anniversary of our beautiful day.

As night draws in, the pain intensifies. Like shadows, the dark makes everything bigger, darker, cloudier. Beware the night, the dark, the challenges it brings, and hurry to rest; remembering but a glimmer of light destroys darkness and though the night seems heavy, your candle may itself contain the glimmer that will the dark's destroyer be. Tomorrow is a new day and though the pain may linger, the morning light will come.


  1. "It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness" ~ Adlai Stevenson to Eleanor Roosevelt

  2. I've just discovered this brave and beautiful blog - thanks for sharing so much of yourself and your experiences.

  3. Wow. I was a widow for 14 years until I met my second husband and married him on 6/27/09! I started a blog myself just recently to encourage other widows. The storm will eventually pass and the rainbow will shine bright again!