I was an average American woman. A wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter. I have a job as a nurse. I like to read and sing. I go to church. I play by the rules. Then my world was knocked off the rails on March 9, 2019 when my husband died unexpectedly. I was suddenly thrust into the world of grief, widowhood and a sense that I was given all the wrong directions to navigate this new life. That is my new starting point. I am convinced that I can't be the only one who feels this way after a loss. If can share the truth of what this grief journey has been like then I will be part of a community not alone.