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Started by InsideLove Oct 21.
My husband died on Aug 28, unexpectedly..I have a grief counselor- her husband passed away at 47 years of marriage too and so, she traveled this path. I do have a grief group, 4 widows 1 widower.…Continue
That happened to me too. Had CD's in the car the I had burned and of course, the first one I played had a special song from Perry Como "And I Love you so" which was what he felt in his heart. It's only 16 months for me, but married for 41 years. I also was putting away my birthday cards (November) and found one he gave me for my 60th birthday with his own artistry of all the houses we lived in and the last house was a picture of a Nursing Home with a "questions" mark. I cried for about an hour. Reading your post that your 5 years out with 54 years of marriage. How could we ever forgot or wipe those years away - we can't. I miss the hugs and laying next to him too I hope they know..
Just returned from delivering a college girl to the airport 2 hours away. Found some cd's my husband and i used to love. Haven't listened to them since he died 5 years ago. Cried all the way home. No matter how much we cry, scream, or beg; we can't get them back for a hug or to lay by for only 5 minutes. What a bummer. Guess I just have to be thankful I had him for almost 54 years.
I woke up to heavy snow this morning, the first in years. I too, am glad the surgery went well. Looking forward to the Winter Solstice, which heralds lighter mornings and evenings. It's an emotional time for all of us here, but I'm sure our late loved ones would want us to enjoy it as best we can. Be Blessed
Hello to everyone! We safely made it from Seattle to San Diego in the motor home. We were concerned about snow and ice and then saw none. We did not expect hurricane winds and fires all around. That has been scary, to say the least. My cat, Oreo, that I got the end of July is traveling with us. She's not really happy yet, but has found several places to hide and sleep. sometimes hiding her face in the crook of my arm.
Blessings for us all as the holidays approach with the good and bad emotions that surface during these times.
Elaine -- very glad to hear your surgery was a success!
LJ, what a wonderful way to look at my diet. I feel so much better now, you made me smile!
Elaine. Good to hear you are home and healing ! Holidays are a great time to be on a restricted diet. When everyone emerges in the new year chubby and out of breath feeling exhausted and lethargic you will be healed and fit as a fiddle. Good for you. Waves of grief are a holiday nightmare every year but IT TOO PASSES I remind myself. So will winter... We may not be able to go back but we can be grateful for glimpses of joy and beauty if we keeping looking with opened eyes and readied hearts. holiday hugs lj
Hello LJ, I had my surgery and everything went very well. I got home yesterday. On a restricted soft food diet for a while, but that I can live with. Thank you for your prayers and I will be thinking of you over the Christmas holiday.
Elaine. Did you have your surgery on the 5th? Update? Keeping you in my prayers. I have said before nowadays it's MUCH more a matter of aging with some dignity and learning to live with slowing increasing limitations that concerns me. It's very hard to know limits to physical ability now--knowing when to push through pain and when to rest or postpone what I cannot do myself. And for me, money issues are always there...because money is so tight now. Nevertheless, I do have grands that love me freely so I am blessed when they visit....I get wretched waves of grief even after 5 yrs for my strong and loving husband-and I miss his presence every day...and especially every night- he was solace and sanctuary for me. Sigh. I know you all understand that sneaky aging thing. Be kind to yourselves with the approaching holidays...as much as you can lj
My thoughts and prayers go out to those in pain and facing surgery.
I do understand as my joint pain seems to be getting worse and Drs, haven't been much help. I hate not being able to do all the things I could. - You are right - aging isn't for sissies.
Only 1 Sue , I so agree. I have a place to live but don't really feel it is "home". I will be alone again this year. I have a friend here that invites me to have Christmas Day dinner with her family - it is nice but not the same as having my own family.
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