Widow Kimberly Kemp Montierth Part 2: Healing by connecting and conferencing with other widows and widowers
In our first episode with Kimberly Reeder Kemp Montieth, she spoke about losing her first husband, Chris, to cancer at an early age. And how choosing to live each day to the fullest helped her whole family find hope and gratitude during that hard time. Now, in this second episode, she shares how she has used her experience to connect with other members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who also lost their spouses online and in person. While she is now remarried, she continues to connect with fellow widowers and widowers, creating conferences and events to give others the opportunity to socialize and lift one another.
The next Latter-day Saints Widows and Widowers Conference will be held in Salt Lake City; on March 9 – 11, 2023. Our own Relentlessly Resilient host Jennie Taylor is hosting a workshop at the conference on Saturday. Registration is open online at LDSWidowsAndWidowers.com, where you can find other helpful links and other regional conference information.
Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward.
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Published: Friday March 03, 2023