I spent the weekend with dear friends that I have not really spent time with since my husband died. Most of the time we were together my husband was a part of it so it stirred up many memories being with them. We laughed and I cried at times but I am so glad I had this time. I realized I had been avoiding doing things like this. Spending time with family is one thing but reacquainting myself with friends that were part of our lives together as a couple was a challenge. It was so worth the effort on my grief journey. It made me realize that is so important to focus on the privilege of having the good times and the beautiful memories they created.