Welcome to Firsts Beyond the First. This blog chronicles the many firsts of grief beyond the first year without your loved one.

After losing my husband, many friends and family suggested as long as I could make it through the first year of holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and milestones, grief would get easier. It simply did not. Grief does not get better–it changes.

Join me as I write about how our family attempts to navigate grief–every expected and unexpected– part of it, and all of the blessings along the way.

IMG_2979Kristina Smith is an Amazon Best-Selling Author of her personal memoir, What I Wasn’t Expecting When I Was Expecting: A Grieving Widow’s Memoir. You can purchase your personal copy here.