I know that losing your spouse has been a challenge, and sometimes you wonder if you can go on from here. You have your faith; you have your family and friends, but you don't have your soulmate. Your life has changed, and it seems like nothing will ever be the same. Everyone tells you that you'll adapt; that the emptiness you feel now, won't last. That you now have a "new normal" that you must adjust to, on your journey back to wholeness. You know that they all mean well, but they just don't understand. All you want to do is curl up in a ball and make it all go away. The love of your life is gone, and there's nothing you can do to bring them back.
But be encouraged my friend, because all is not lost. There truly are better days ahead. I know, because I've walked your path. As you go through the stages of grief, you are not alone. The further ahead you go, the lighter your load. The lighter your load, the better you feel. The better you feel, the stronger you get. With that strength comes acceptance of GOD'S will. Over time you will recapture your zest for life.
The truth is, your loved one is no longer here-- but you are. You're still here because GOD has a purpose for you to fulfill. It doesn't have to be a huge, major mandate that He requires of you. It could be as simple as sowing goodness into the lives of those around you. Never underestimate the power of a kind word; a helping hand, or a smile. They have been known to impact lives and change them forever. So, keep moving forward! Don't look back and don't stand still. Move through the process. Your greater is just up ahead.