For the opening session, I sat with more than 300 other widowed people.As I looked around, the diversity of the group amazed me — all ages, cultures, sexual orientations and length of marriage (including several who had been engaged or unmarried but committed to living together for life).
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I didn’t know what to expect the first time I attended. The moment I approached the Camp Widow registration table, I was treated like a special guest.
After John died, I hated having to tick off the box marked “Widow.” It sounded like some sort of evil spider, and the very name made people around me uncomfortable. People looked me in the eye — something I realized I missed from so many others when they found out John died.
I was particularly moved when one attendee stopped me in the hall and said, “I have to thank you. In fact, I had never been around so many widowed people and had so much fun!
Because of what you said in that session, I now have a language to describe what I’m experiencing. There were plentiful jokes, light-hearted activities, yoga, a formal dinner that allowed for dressing up, and even a dance with an overflowing dance floor.
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Throughout the weekend, tissue boxes were everywhere and hugs abounded. People were eager and willing to share their stories and honor the love they had.