Abel Keogh sits for a portrait at his home in Eagle Mountain on Tuesday, Dec. Dating A Widower, Keogh's latest book, discusses the unique challenges of having a relationship with a widow.JAMES ROH/Daily Herald The holiday season can be especially challenging for those who have lost a spouse, but as the season revolves around hope and love, widows and widowers should have hope for the future and may find love in unlikely places.
Randy and Gayle moved to Alaska and Melanee and her husband Kev moved to Connecticut, but they continued to keep in touch with Christmas cards every year.
When both spouses died, Melanee continued to send a Christmas card to Randy, and he reciprocated.
When I was just a girl, I loved to make a little game out of pulling petals off a daisy while reciting, “He loves me, he loves me not…” My version of the game always ended in “He loves me!
” Yes, I was a hopeless romantic even at the tender age of 10. Tess at age 19, the tables in the wedding reception hall were full of daisies freshly picked from the Tess family’s farm fields.
Fast forward through many red flags and the many times when she dumped me but always came back telling me that she loved only me and I was the only one. She still wears a anniversary ring on her had that he gave her, she still has his pictures up, including one in her room.