Life as a Widower

A young widowed father opening up about living with loss

dangerous driving

My wife was killed twenty-five months ago today, and since that day, despite the fact that I have unashamedly spoken out about my grief, I have remained respectfully tight-lipped about what I believed to … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · 37 Comments

audio book

Adults who lost a parent as children often get in touch to reassure me that they got through it and that, for the most part, they now live happy and fulfilled lives. … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · 6 Comments

poster girl

This is a guest post by Nancy Linihan and is the third in this blog’s Inspiring Friends series.  At my wife’s funeral I gave a eulogy entitled Being Desreen. Throughout the tribute I invited the congregation … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 7 Comments

subtle moments

I went out for dinner with an old friend last night. Jackson wasn’t too pleased about me leaving the house, allegedly because he was concerned that it was my bedtime … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

new shoes

About a year ago my wife, Desreen, came into our living room with a naughty look on her face and new shoes on her feet. ‘Why are you wearing my … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · 6 Comments