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We'll be here for you on the Holidays

We'll be hanging out in the Chat Room on Thanksgiving ... and Christmas ... and New Years Eve ... for those who want to pop in. The holidays can be hard, whether it's your first one without your love or years out. So if you're needing an understanding ear to share part of your day with, please join us in the Widowed Village Chat Room. 

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Patience (Diane) commented on mbmlmw21069's blog post The Weight of a Day
"How incredibly sad. I'm so sorry about your friend's baby. I think before the loss of my husband I didn't really understand the finality and darkness of death. Of course we also now understand more the beauty and miracle that is life.…"
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Emma commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2015
"Congratulations Claire O that is one big day! Great to hear that people were kind and helpful that helps so much doesn't it. A couple of days ago I started clearing out the study of nearly thirty years of paperwork and cables etc etc. Still a…"
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laurajay commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"Hope...can't remember the length of your marriage  but your post today rings true.  Our 44 yrs except the last few as we were getting older  were so filled with life experiences of discovery and learning and sheer pleasure and…"
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Claire O commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2015
"I made it through another day. Victoriously! I have always hated bill paying and dealing with finances and my wonderful husband took care of that for the last half of our life together. He knew that all the time I had been doing it that I had hated…"
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