Christine Thiele

Christine Thiele, M.Ed., is a freelance writer, middle school teacher, and a former professional youth minister. She began writing her blog, Memoirs from Widow Island; A Journey Toward Healing, in 2009 to reach out to others who had experienced great loss. She has also written for The Journal of Student Ministries, YouthWorker Journal, Grief Digest, OpentoHope.com and is a contributing author in Open to Hope, Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss and several other essay collections. Along with her writing, Christine is raising her two young sons. Since her husband's death in 2005 from pancreas cancer, her writing has been focused on grief and healing issues.

Completeness No Comments

Completeness. This is what I miss today. The feeling that you have all that you need and that all is well and safe. There were many moments that I remember feeling complete in our life together. From the early moments when we held each other to the final moments when we let each other go. What a gift feeling…

Eternal Things are What Matters Most No Comments

This life is so temporary. We don’t seem to get that most times. Over the last months it has become so clear to me that we are not meant for this earth forever. We are eternal beings with our hearts, souls and beings based in something bigger and better than this place that we walk in now. Ten months ago my husband died. We are young (by my standards). He was 46. We just had our second child. I was banking on happily ever after. He truly was my prince charming. He is dead now and I am not. I am here on this earth with my happily ever after laying shattered in small…

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