Welcome to JOY SCAVENGER ... my real-time journey to survive and thrive after loss. I am a 30-something widow and mother of two young boys. If you are grieving the loss of a spouse, child, or other loved one, I am right there with you. I will explore the ins and outs of the grief process, parenting after loss, and various self-care methods and remedies. I also review media, and share resources. I will chronicle my attempts to manually apply joy and create new memories. Sometimes you literally have to go digging, fight for, and scavenge your joy from the rubble pile resulting from the loss of a loved one. Let's go digging together. . .