I am a 31 year old widow and mother of two girls (ages 3 and 6). My husband died a year ago of a sudden heart attack. Initially, I delt with his death in good stride. I decided to fufill our goal and dream of raising our two girls in his homeland Ghana and building a house. I've also decided to go back to school. I am now settled in Ghana, but it hasn't been an easy road. I've had to deal with his family trying to take everything that my children and I own. Now, I feel isolated and don't have much support. I didn't have much family support from my own family in America and thought his family would fill that void, but quickly realized that they only view me as opportunity to get money and material possessions. I have recently met someone else and I am happy about falling in love all over again. Eventhought I've met someone else it doesn't take away the pain of the loss of my late husband and the agony that his family put me and my children through. Now they want to become part of our lives again but I am reluctant and find it difficult to trust them or to let me come visit. Some days, I sit and think about my life before my husband died and I desperately want it all back, but I know that is not possible. I am looking forward to my upcoming wedding and so are my girls, but I still feel a void in my life and am not sure how to move forward to get rid of it.
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