I’m glad for the good times and the homemaking skills, the little songs she sang us, the silliness and the ethics. Her years of patience.
Anita Yoder writes: “It goes both ways, but if you know a single in your church, think about how you could let her feel like she matters and belongs.”
Martha Hess, from southern Illinois, shares practical ways to offer support and care if you find yourself living in community with a widow.
Don’t give up too quickly: on your children, on yourself, or on those “other moms” who don’t get it, or don’t talk about it.
What is wrong with me if she doesn’t like me? What does she say behind my back? Why am I always the instigator?
Is it possible to hold too high a standard in forming friendships? How do you know if you are?