Thank you for your thoughtful response, Andrea, and I am so sorry that you are also a member of the club no one wants to join. I particularly like what you said about making new memories and experiencing joy without your husband, “both reassuring and painful.” I still avoid some situations and excuse myself from some invitations, not because I wouldn’t enjoy them, but because I don’t want to enjoy them without Grace. Maybe in Year 2.

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