We all began our widowed life not knowing exactly how to move forward. We may struggle with living in the “in between” years – the time before our partner passed, and the days and years after they pass. As we create new chapters for ourselves, rely on our cultural and community supports, and develop new connections, it can be illuminating to reflect on how we arrived at our current place. Everyone’s grief journey is unique, and sharing experiences can help in the healing process. In this session, Grace will share videos and pictures from her first 7 years after her partner passed, as well as share stories of other widows’ journey’s. We will discuss the various connections that formed as we learned to navigate the first years of our grief journey.