Aly and Cade
Tiffany and Ryan
We all have the same faith and I'm so grateful for that, because I know that these women get me...because they are all widows too. I 'met' Keri first, when Stephanie Nielson's mentioned her on her blog as they are friends. Her husband CJ was killed in an accident, as he rode his bike to work on Valentines Day. He died just 20 days after Aaron. Keri and CJ were only married for 18 months, but their love is so evident in the photos that she posts on Instagram and her blog.
My heart is so sad for her as they hadn't had any children yet, and I know that she just wishes so much that she was able to have kids with CJ. Keri recently got the cutest little dog - Tiny, and I know how a dog can help, but it can never really take away the grief and loneliness that we feel without our husbands here. Keri looks for 'love notes' from CJ every day and keeps hold of them or takes photos of them.
I love seeing photos of Keri with Megan, whose husband Josh passed away from cancer. I always feel like I am too young to have lost Aaron, but my heart just breaks for Megan and Keri who lost their husbands not long after they were married.
Aly's husband Cade passed away after an 18 month battle with cancer. I'm so glad that he got to meet his son Luke before he passed away. I love that Cade loved Pepsi as much as Aaron did, and smiled when I saw this photo of Aly and Luke as his grave with a bottle of Pepsi.
Carly lost her husband Michael very suddenly just a year ago, and not long later gave birth to her twins.
It's very hard being a single Mum, but I can't imagine having to give birth to twins just after my husband passed away.
She is amazing and her twins are so cute.
The most recent widow is Tiffany whose husband Ryan was killed in an accident, just five months ago. They have two gorgeous girls.
We started a hash tag on Instagram #widowwivesclub where we put the hash tag on any pics that we post with quotes that we think each other may like.
I can't wait to see photos of them together and imagine the laughs and the tears as they talk about their men, and how much their lives have changed in the past couple of years.