War Widows are indeed resilient people. From our bitter sweet emotional experiences and heartfelt pride in our husband's valour we have learned the value of laughter for endurance, strength, and renewal of our soul!
Celebrating 60 years of our War Widows' Guild in Queensland, we reflect upon our Guild motto taken from an Empire Day Message from His Majesty the Late King George the Sixth:
"We belong to each other
We all need each other
It is in serving each other
And in sacrificing for our common good
That we are finding our true life."
The delightful little story below, in our current War Widows' Guild Bulletin, September 2007:29, soon had me laughing thus releasing my sorrowful thoughts and sense of loneliness without my husband by my side:
Did you hear about the man who rang the maternity hospital to enquire as to whether his wife had the baby? He was told to ring back in about 20 minutes as the doctor thought she was having more than one.
He was so excited he could hardly wait and in his excitement when telephoning back, got the number mixed up and unbeknownst to him, had telephoned the Cricket Ground. "What's the score?" he asked.
"They are all out and the last one out was a duck" - he fainted!
Laughter really is the best medicine! Do take time to browse the links in this article. Have a great day, where ever you are.