About Me

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I started this personal blog for the sole purpose of encouraging other Widows and Widowers to push through the pain of loss and start living again.

I know what it’s like to feel so lonely and lost without your beloved spouse.

Losing someone you love by death is the worst thing anyone can go through.   Reality sets in pretty harshly.

You’ll never see their smile, hear their voice and never smell their scent or feel the warmth of their body next to yours again.

You weep endlessly, you’re angry, you beg, plead and try to bargain with God, but nothing works… they are never coming back.   They are gone from you forever.

It is my hope that by sharing the things I did to grapple my way out of the pit of depression, will inspire you to find your way, and enjoy life again.

What you’ll find on Blossoming Widow…

I started Blossoming Widow May 2017 and a cover few categories


This is for Widows and Widowers

These are the steps, or events that took place that started my journey to moving forward in life.


This is for everyone

 I started travelling after my husband died.  I share how to use this powerful therapy to help with the healing process.

I share interesting places to go.

How to save money.

Solo travel

How to plan fun activities to make the most of your vacations.

Weight Loss

This is for everyone

As I started healing and moving forward, I noticed I had gained a lot of weight.

I found a wonderful weight loss plan which cost me an arm and a leg, but it worked.

I have since lost 40 pounds!

I share these tips with you and offer an eBook.

Healthy Living​

Since my late husband was battling cancer the natural way I learned a lot from it and share with you some healthy ways to keep cancer and other diseases away.


Who I am

Hi, I’m Linda Edwards and I live in Tucson, Arizona with my wonderful fiance, Jeremy.

I have a 20 year old son, Harley.  He has made me a ‘Lola’, that’s Grandmother in Filipino.

My little granddaughters name is Sophia and I love her so much!

We also have two fur babies, Molly and Lulu.


My fur baby, Lulu


Blossoming Widow : My fur baby, Molly

For work, I’ve been with the American Red Cross Blood Services for 30 years as a Phlebotomist and I guess, I like it!

Life is great and the only stress I have is when one of my dogs get sick, work because I want to have fun all the time, and worrying about my son.

It hasn’t always been this way.   There was a time when I didn’t even know where my next breath was going to come from and I didn’t want to live anymore. August 10, 2014 I lost my husband, Brad, to cancer.

This blog is to share with you my story, what I went through, and what I did to push through the pain and sorrow of my loss.

There are some things that I did that are unconventional that some people wouldn’t approve of, but I have no regrets as those things helped me to move forward and are part of a process to get me to where I am today…happy, healthy and most of all, STRONGER THAN EVER.

I hope that in sharing my story I can help whoever reads it to also push through the pain of loss and start living again!