You would have been 37 today. Know you are being celebrated today!! Today is one of those dates every year that I always shed a tear and emotions wash over me. I think of all the birthdays we were lucky to have shared, though never enough, we were lucky to have those days.
Tonight I celebrate my daughter Addison’s graduation from pre kindergarten. I find it warming that on days that make me sad, God has also brought new meaning of reason to celebrate. It helps my heart and makes me feel both him and you are watching over me.
Love you forever and always! Thank you for being a big part of who I am and a huge reason why I have moved forward rebuilding, finding new love, new life and new purpose.
Tanya Smith is a remarried widow, mom, business woman, blogger, and widow advocate. In 2016 Tanya started the A Widows World blog where she shares her eleven year perspective and experience in widowhood.
At the age of 26, Tanya became a young widow. For a time, motion was at a standstill, but it came back in full force and gave her so much clarity and tenacity to take on things, to live life with no bounds. This tenacity has opened many doors, inspired new adventures, and forced her out of her comfort zone. She has a heart to serve and her message is one of hope through the dark and devastation.
Tanya has been featured as a Woman of Strength in Glancer Magazine, a Chicagoland publication, and has been a guest speaker on several podcasts and live radio shows such as the LifeBeats Project Podcast series, Feeling Fabulous Podcast, 108 Praise Radio and more – sharing her story and how to get to a place where you can see the beauty in your brokenness.
Recent Feeling Fabulous Podcast - http://www.feelingfabulouspodcast.com/entrepreneur/17-interview-with-tanya-smith/
Episode – Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable and beginning again after loss to find the beauty in the broken spaces of your life | with Tanya Smith of A Widow’s World (TLBP #64) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lifebeats-project-briana-johnson/id1088514723?mt=2.
Tanya Smith, is also the President of Addelise Inc. a Marketing and Branding company. She is an experienced business executive with over 10+ years of focused business development, brand development, marketing, sales strategies, corporate event planning and social media development. Tanya, has successfully implemented sales and marketing strategies for major corporations and has effectively increased revenue by 50% for a multi-million dollar firm in her professional career. Tanya, is an entrepreneur; mother, remarried widow, lover of life and helping others achieve their dreams.
It has been on her heart to find a very accepting Widows Community where she can call home. She is proud and humbled to be a part of the Hope for Widows Foundation Board of Directors and sisterhood, growing, reaching and fostering connection and inspiration – so that no widow feels left behind.