Finding Me chronicles the author’s journey of grief after losing her husband of 50 years. Vickie found herself alone for the first time in her life. Without a clear sense of who she was as an individual or how she would cope without Gary at her side. After sharing so many years together, her journey was difficult. With Gary, she was strong but without him, simple daily tasks seemed overwhelming. She realized that she had lost half of her identity in the loss of her husband, Gary.
Leaning on the memories of a happy marriage, and remembering the goodness of God, she found the strength and will to move forward and discover her own identity. She learned to recognize and deal with the recurring waves of grief. “You never get over the loss, but you can get through it somehow,” she affirms. Her experience leads down the path to peace and fulfillment for those who find themselves traveling alone.
At the age of 70, Vickie found that God was not finished with her yet and had an exciting plan for the next chapter of her life!
Finding Me takes you through the process of grief and finding out who you are when half of you is missing. There is hope in every chapter of life. Finding that hope is what this book is about. The author’s prayer is that reading this book will ignite joy in the “YOU” that is left and help readers discover the best is yet to come!