Tag: widow

10 Realities to Embrace After Losing Your Spouse

by Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster – I am eight days into my 21-day journey, a march towards the end of my first year as a widow. I recall so many things that we did those final weeks of his life and as I approach the anniversary, I realize that I am so much stronger than... Read more »

10 Things you should NEVER say to a Widow

by Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster As I approach the one-year anniversary of being a widow, I am realizing that some days I feel as though the pain is so new, and other days it’s more tolerable.  What I have found to be so true to me and from support groups I have interacted with; is... Read more »

A Widow's First New Years Eve

A Widow's First New Years Eve
Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster- The past 14 New Year eves and days have been spent with my late husband, James Sangster. While I knew many of those times he was working the streets as a Chicago Police officer, I would anticipate hearing his car pull in the driveway around 5A.M. on New Years Day, after... Read more »

A Widow's First Christmas

My first Christmas as a widow, unfortunately, took a different twist in 2012 and looked something like this…
A Widow’s first Christmas By Dr. Dawj   During the holiday season, many people are scurried about and purchased gifts that plunged them into debt by the thousands. They bought these gifts to  satisfy many that probably don’t appreciate them anyway. I used to be one of those shoppers spending and getting into debt once... Read more »