I was widowed unexpectedly on Boxing Day 2015 at 39 years old. I had a 6 month old and a 4 year old and to say I was lost is an understatement. After the shock wore off I was in desperate need of people who would understand me. Being young with kids, none of my friends could relate to what I was going through. Most of the widowed help groups I found had amazing people in them but they were not in the same part of life that I was in. I found my first widow friend online in a widow group on facebook. We discovered Camp Widow together and met so many more people in the same situation we were in. I met Whitney at Camp 7 years ago and we quickly became one another’s support through the many many highs and lows life would throw our way. We hope that our experiences can help to inspire some of our newer widowed friends to be able to find the silver linings and provide insight into how important these relationships can be in your journey.