Colorado Springs Community and Support Group for Widows
Our Mission for Widows
We serve to empower widows to lean into life, build resilience and make a positive difference in society.
Modern Widows Club is designed to create a safe and private environment for widows to lean into life together through the journey.
We are the club no one wants to be in because you only get in by virtue of experiencing a great loss. Yet what I hope you find once you’re here is that you’re surrounded by a community of really amazing women that you can lean on and learn from. We’re widows helping widows to live– to go upward and onward. Sometimes we cry and sometimes we laugh. We talk about how to tackle challenges without our husbands’ help and cheer each other on. We often share food as we do this, because who doesn’t like to eat?
When a woman loses her husband she tends to feel very alone. Regardless of her age or circumstances, she can use other women in her life who understand the unique challenges she is now faced with. She needs women who will build her up and encourage her in this new life she walks. We are stronger together. No woman is an island. We need each other.
Meet Our Community Advocate
I became a widow on June 21st, 2013. My beloved Glenn died suddenly without warning. He had not been feeling well for a long time and decided it was a bronchitis flare-up. He was in ICU for 25 days before I signed the paperwork to release him. That was the most difficult day of my life. The second most difficult day was when his daughter decided to leave me when she turned 28 the following year. I found Modern Widows Club by chance on a Google search in August of 2013. The group was small then, BUT LOOK AT US NOW!
Carolyn held the first meeting at her home until we outgrew the house and moved into a Church. Since then, the numbers have grown so rapidly. I moved to Colorado in 2015 to escape my heartbreak. I waited patiently for an MWC group to take hold in Colorado, which it did in 2019. Now that I live in Colorado Springs, I am ready to lead other widows into a “New Normal” where they can flourish and grow even when their heart aches. I can say now that I HAVE survived this kind of heartbreak and that there IS a tomorrow to look forward to. I continue to miss the man of my dreams, but I have also learned to create new dreams because of MWC!
Much Wister Love!