February 7, 2017

Gold Coast Marathon – team event

July 1 and 2 – Gold Coast Marathon The 39th Gold Coast Airport Marathon will take place on the weekend of 1 and 2 July 2017 […]
February 18, 2017

So what’s in a name?

We’ve been asked in the past why we included the word ‘widow‘ in the name of our organisation, implying that it’s a terrible word that our […]
April 2, 2017

Our stories: Jo and Daniel

Jo Smith-Hooker lost not only her world as she knew it, but also her future plans and dreams when her husband Daniel died unexpectedly in September […]
June 3, 2017

First local widowed catch ups for regional Victoria

First Light is excited to announce our first regional Victoria local catch ups for widowed people have been scheduled for Ararat and Ballarat in the coming weeks.  […]
December 19, 2017

One year on

An excerpt from Dani Holland’s blog, Three Chicks and a Hen   January, 2017 In four hours it will have been one whole year since I saw […]
January 20, 2018

Before death… and after death…

An excerpt from Emma Hopkins-Curry’s blog, Widow Mama.  January, 2016.  So I realised as I was making New Year’s resolutions (for the first time ever), that my […]
January 31, 2018

We are warriors

By Jo Smith-Hooker, from When Hope Shines.  I typically struggle with the start of each new year. Coming into this year however I made myself approach it […]
February 11, 2018

When the novelty wears off…

An excerpt from Emma Hopkins-Curry’s blog, Widow Mountain.  October 2014.  I know it sounds a little sick, but the novelty of losing a loved one wears off […]
February 21, 2018

The widow and the magical art of tidying up

An excerpt from Dani Holland’s blog, Three Chicks and a Hen   I will preface this post by saying I am not a tidy person. I do […]