Widowed at 26 with a 4 year old daughter and a week old baby boy. It's been 10 years since losing my husband. It's been a rollercoaster. AMA.

I was hesitate to respond because I don't like to write much about my real life on here but I was also a young widow with a baby and your story really resonated with me. I'm just now around the 5 year mark and starting to feel human again mostly after moving to another state.

Staying in the city where I lived my life with my husband I felt like I was constantly being reminded about the life that I lost. I got tired of being "the widow" and now I'm just me again and that's just part of my past. My little one doesn't remember anything about her father unfortunately. I'm sad and happy to be moving forward but grateful to be creating new memories.

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