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I sure do, Jody. I used to really enjoy shopping for just the right card and could spend lots of time in the Hallmark store. I just can't do it any more.
I am so sorry Jody. I've become one of those people who goes to Petco (where I purchase pet supplies) and buy my cards there. Since I am a animal lover they are right up my alley. It's easier for me than seeing a card directed at husband's and other family member that are no longer in my life. I'm afraid I'd start reading them and become a crying mess. I'm taking the easy way out for me right now. Blessings to you. Marianne
Yes. This continues to be one of the worst triggers yet for me. Always end up with tears streaming down my face. Hate it. Just hate it.
Buying cards was one of the things I put off until I had no choice. I had melt downs in walmart I don't know how many times. Now I make a lot of them on my computer at home so I don't have to stand there and read them.
I've made it a tradition to buy my husband a card for every event. I write a message in it, seal it, and put it in my drawer. I think that it helps me move forward while not leaving him behind. I also think it will be a lovely surprise for my children after I'm gone
I have started to buy cards for special ocassions. I sign them and write a short note. Then I place it under the box that holds his cremains. I will probablyy do this for quiet some time.