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Becoming a widow is hard and heavy enough. Walking this path alone can make it even more difficult.

Like a trusted friend, Jody Noland shares with you the treasures she has gleaned from her own widow’s journey. In Good Grief!, you will find both practical and simple advice on facing the challenges of widowhood, along with some humor from Jody’s own mishaps and memorable moments.

Be encouraged and uplifted by the lessons in this book, finding strength – and maybe even a smile – along the way.

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25-26 NLT
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Good Grief! is Now Available in Paperback and eBook

Hope, Help and a Little Humor
for Your Journey from Wife to Widow

What's Inside

Good Grief!
Helpful advice in preparation for widowhood:
  • The Gift of A Long Goodbye
  • Caregiver, A Codeword for “Exhausted”
  • This Must Be A Bad Dream (a.k.a. Funeral Planning)
Practical encouragement for widows:
  • “New Normal”
  • They Said What?
  • The Dreaded “F” Word (Finances)
  • Surviving The “Firsts”
  • The Tangled Mess Called Emotions
  • Please, Don’t Weed-eat The Poison Ivy!
  • Living In The Past
  • Nothing Will Really Numb Your Pain
  • The Suddenly Single Jungle
  • You’re Stronger Than You Think
  • An Attitude of Gratitude
  • The Sun Will Come Up In The Mourning
  • The Only Guy Who Will Never Leave You
  • My Prayers For You

A Peek at the Illustrations...

Chapter 3
Caregiver, A Codeword for “Exhausted”
Chapter 14
You’re Stronger Than You Think”

Words From Readers

Good Grief!
“I LOVE your book. It is so practical and fits so many of ‘the scenarios’ that occur after we find ourselves single. My husband died suddenly after 53 years. Talk about an adjustment! You have given me a book I can read and share with confidence. Thank you!”
Jan Silvious
Author of Courage for the Unknown Season: Navigating What’s Next, Life Coach, Conference Speaker
“Anyone going through the pain of walking with a loved one in their last days, or learning to live from the new position of widow, MUST get a copy of this book. Jody is a precious friend. She knows what she is talking about and brings forth practicality, empathy and some levity to the subject of preparation for death and widowhood. Well done, Jody!”
Daniel Cline
CEO of Catalyst Leader
“My husband of 39 years passed away in December after suffering a heart attack September 7th. One of his employees sent me your book, Good Grief, that I literally consumed in less than 24 hours. Your honesty, faith, humor and advice were all so perfectly timed. Thank you!
I have three children and 2 sweet grandsons who, along with my faith, keep me going. God has been so very faithful throughout this journey, and receiving your book is just another example of His provisions. Thank you for being an inspiration!”