Life as a Widower

A young widowed father opening up about living with loss

old time

My son woke me up with a kiss this morning and then immediately told me to mind my own business. I hadn’t even said I word. He’s so like his … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · 7 Comments

timing time

About fours weeks ago I decided to wrap up my blog and write my final post. I told myself to wait, though; I needed to figure out whether my decision to … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · 50 Comments

two years

Today is the second anniversary of Desreen’s death. Seven hundred and thirty days have already passed since she was killed and so I ask myself, What makes this one so … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 42 Comments

lonely business

I’m growing accustomed to – if entirely frustrated with – the crashing lows I suffer as a result of experiencing more upbeat times. Sometimes I’m actually tempted not to bother … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 9 Comments

getting easier

I gave chocolate and sweets up for Lent once. The first few days were the hardest because that was the time when I thought and talked about the sacrifice the … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 21 Comments

eight months

The day after I started writing this blog I published a post entitled Imagining It as a way of responding to the frequent comment, “I just can’t imagine what you’re going through”. Six … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 9 Comments

seven months

January February March November April June May December Time, oh Time, why d’you lie? Go march on, leave me behind You may give, you may take, you may lend, you … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · 4 Comments

six months

Next Friday will be the six month anniversary of my wife’s untimely death. It simultaneously means both everything and nothing to me. Everything because I can’t believe how much our … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · 144 Comments

five months

Today marks five months since my wife was killed. It’s also three months since I started writing this blog and by this time next week our son will be two … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 11 Comments

time heals

I was asked an interesting question about the blog in a tweet yesterday. ‘Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn’t already? If so, who?’ At first I … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 32 Comments