You didn't kw instantly how to be a wife. You won't kw instantly how to be a widow either, writes Mary Ellen Berry in the introduction to her heart-warming new book. All widows face the grief of separation, but as the Berrys show, grief does t have to be a life sentence. In the tradition of the New York Times bestseller girlfriends, Reawakening to life weaves together the stories of widows of strong faith who have found rebirth, celebration, and new identity after the death of a husband. The stories are a living example of how widows can grow deeper in their faith when they remember the strong ties of family, friends, and fellow believers.