Big Announcement

I am so happy to annouce that I am starting a special project. The past 8.5 months have been absolute hell. Thanks to the love and support of my family, friends and online community, I am starting to feel alive again. The journey has been long and dark, but I finally see a future. It is a different future than I ever imagined but it is a future that I am starting to get excited about.

I have been racking my brain, trying to think of “what next” in my grieving process. I know I want to give back but how can I do that? How can I use what I have learned to help others in this terrible situation? Last night, while laying in bed, it all became clear to me. I believe Darin reached out to me and told me what to do.

I am starting a special fund in honour of my late husband. The money raised in this fund will  help and support young widows. I want all young widows to know they are not alone. I want to help them through their tears and anger. I know what it feels like to lose your soulmate and to have your family shattered in an instant. I want to wipe away their tears, give them hope and tell them it will get better. I never thought it would get better, but it does.

I will provide more details as soon as I create the fund. If you are interested in helping me with fundraising ideas, please let me know!

 

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5 Responses to Big Announcement

  1. Paula says:

    I’m so happy that you have found a way to move forward in this very positive manner and I wish you the very best of good wishes on this fund raising project. Only someone who has been where you are can truly help someone who has yet or who is facing this life altering journey. If you ever need cookies made and decorated to help you in your fund raising efforts, please let me know. I will be more than willing to contribute.

  2. mara says:

    Ann, I’m proud that you are taking your experiences to help others. I’m proud to know you.

  3. BeachMama says:

    What an amazing thing to do Ann. I know that you will be able to help others with the knowledge and the strength you have. I have never set up something like this but would be happy to help out in any way that I can.

  4. erica ehm says:

    What a beautiful tribute to your husband and an inspiration to all of us.

  5. Nolie says:

    Ann if I can do anything to help let me know. I know 2 women who became widows just a few months ago at a young age. No one should have to face the road and challenges alone.