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Reading A Widow’s Awakening by Maryanne Pope was both inspiring and humbling

A Widow's Awakening

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  1. Maryanne Pope’s book moved me so much that I sometimes felt as though I was there with her while she was going through one of the most difficult times anyone can go through. Maryanne lost her husband in September 2000 at the age of 32; he was a police officer and died in the line of duty. We the readers are taken through her struggles to not only make sense of his death but to try and find the strength to carry on with her life without him. The description of the various stages of her grief is so raw that it is impossible not to be moved by it. That she was able to share her experience in such painful details is quite inspiring. The subject of childlessness is also discussed throughout the book, as her late husband didn’t think it right to bring a child into a world he saw as unsuitable. It is one of those books that confirms that we should all strive to make the most of every moment as opposed to spending our time and energy on things that ultimately don’t matter much in the greater scheme of things

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