Widower Wednesday: Widowers and Memorial Tattoos

The widower you're in a relationship with wants to get a memorial tattoo. Is that a good idea? In this video, Abel Keogh discusses why widowers want memorial tattoos after they're in a serious relationship with a new woman. He'll also discuss strategies to help the two of you talk through the issues so you can both decide if a memorial tattoo is something that would hurt or help your relationship. This is the perfect video for wives and girlfriends of widowers who want a tattoo as well as those widower who are considering getting one of the late wife.

Family Vacation to Moab, Utah

Earlier this month Marathon Girl and I took the family on a camping trip to the La Sal Mountains east of Moab, Utah. We had a great time camping, river rafting, and visiting many state and national parks. Highly recommend the trip to the area if you've never been. Here's some  photos from our 6-day adventure. 

 View from our campsite one evening. The peaks are the La Sal Mountains. Warner Lake is in the shadows near the bottom of the picture.

View from our campsite one evening. The peaks are the La Sal Mountains. Warner Lake is in the shadows near the bottom of the picture.

 About 1.5 miles from our campsite was Oowah Lake. It was a beautiful hike to get there. 

About 1.5 miles from our campsite was Oowah Lake. It was a beautiful hike to get there. 

 Three of my kids playing around on the hoodoos in Goblin Valley State Park, Utah.

Three of my kids playing around on the hoodoos in Goblin Valley State Park, Utah.

 Me, Marathon Girl, and one camera shy kid. Goblin Valley State Park, Utah.

Me, Marathon Girl, and one camera shy kid. Goblin Valley State Park, Utah.

 If you look really close, you can see the head of one of my kids hiking around Arches National Park, Utah.

If you look really close, you can see the head of one of my kids hiking around Arches National Park, Utah.

 Taking in the beauty of Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

Taking in the beauty of Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

Adventures in Central and Southern Utah

This weekend I was able to accompany some youth, including my oldest son, on a church sponsored trip to Central and Southern Utah to do some hiking. Photos from the adventure are below.

 Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon, Utah. June 14, 2018. Photo by Abel Keogh

Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon, Utah. June 14, 2018. Photo by Abel Keogh

 Little Wild Horse Canyon, Utah. June 14, 2018. Photo by Abel Keogh.

Little Wild Horse Canyon, Utah. June 14, 2018. Photo by Abel Keogh.

 Wild Horse Butte, Utah. June 14, 2018. Photo by Abel Keogh

Wild Horse Butte, Utah. June 14, 2018. Photo by Abel Keogh

 Goblin Valley, Utah. June 14, 2018. Photo by Abel Keogh

Goblin Valley, Utah. June 14, 2018. Photo by Abel Keogh

 Goblin Valley, Utah. June 14, 2018. Photo by Abel Keogh

Goblin Valley, Utah. June 14, 2018. Photo by Abel Keogh

 Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah. June 15, 2018. Photo by Abel Keogh

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah. June 15, 2018. Photo by Abel Keogh

 Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah. June 15, 2018. Photo by Abel Keogh

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah. June 15, 2018. Photo by Abel Keogh

Celebrating Father’s Day when You’ve Lost a Child or Father

Recently I did a webinar with the Open to Hope foundation about celebrating Father's Day when you've lost a child or father. You can watch the webinar below below.

About the webinar: Father’s Day honors fathers and celebrates fatherhood. Yet for fathers who have lost a child or father, the day can be difficult or painful. Join author Abel Keogh, Dr. Heidi Horsley and Dr. Gloria Horsley who will discuss how you can manage this holiday. If you are a father who has lost a child or someone who has lost their father, this webinar is a perfect way to start the journey toward hope and healing.

Bulgarian Music from Авеню

Years ago when I lived in Bulgaria, the most popular music group was a band called Авеню (pronounced Avenue). I sent a couple of tapes and CDs (yes, it was that long ago) of their music home and much to my surprise my then girlfriend and family liked the music. I lost track of the group after I returned to the States. A few years ago, much to my surprise, I found they had a channel on YouTube and had produced a lot of music over the years. A couple days ago, they released another album and posted one song from that album on their YouTube channel.

Seeing how I've never mentioned this band before, I thought I'd post some of their more recent music videos for those who are interested in hearing music from other countries. Most of the music, if sung in English, would probably find its way to an American soft rock station. Even if you can't understand the word, maybe you'll enjoy the music.