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Started by InsideLove. Last reply by InsideLove Jan 12.
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
Congratulations, Laurajay, for keeping alive for fifty years a marriage made in Heaven and that you shared with us mere mortals. Thank you for the inspirations that I have enjoyed for the past three years, that have encouraged many of us who each day are extending the days of our marriage even as our circumstances have changed. May none of us ever lose those precious memories we each made with our beloved. Blessings and Peace.
Thanks for the yellow roses story, Laurajay! Appreciate that very much. We always went "out to eat" at a fine dining restaurant on our Anniversaries (never thought of it as a "tradition."), but I am so sorry when that day rolls around the calendar. There are always happy memories associated with that day as it is also the birthday of our younger son, he is my constant reminder of the love she had for us.. Married 58 years was not long enough. I lapsed into my memory channels often thinking of Mabel and crying. She was a godsend in my life. I never imagined I would miss her so much...
My 50th Wedding Anniversary comes to a close. About 25 or 30 yrs ago I told my husband that the yellow roses he brought me each year..one for every year we had been married... were beautiful but costly so I suggested he save money each year so when our 50th came he'd have the money for 50 yellow roses. It was an understanding for years that this would happen...but he died after we reached 44yrs.
Today my darling daughter, the apple of her father's eye , came by and presented me with....yes...50 beautiful long stemmed yellow roses thereby surprising me and honoring her father by keeping his promise to me. It was thoughtful and a true sacrifice on her part. I am blessed. Love is eternal. I also heard from dear friend not widowed and among other things he told me sharing stories about loving my husband were inspirational for him...I never imagined. Life is trying all the time to surprise us and draw us back to awareness of all things good. I need to remember this... I miss him more than ever tonight-memories are not enough...but I have gratitude for what is...and will count all as good... lj
Welcome back Jan. This widowed life is hard for all of us, five years for me. Life changes and a lot is lost but somehow we cope. I already had a lot of widowed friends from church and other organisations I belonged to so plenty of people who understand my situation. I hope you can find some like minded people who will support you too. And the support on this site is a great help I find.
I got on this site back in 2016 and now am just trying to return. Had a little trouble navigating the site and just didn't have my wits about me I guess. My husband died in 2015, and I'm still struggling with his loss. We were married 47 years, only marriage for me. Loneliness is a big issue I'm finding out. Would love to meet other widowed people, as they are the ones who seem to understand this life.
Welcome back, Jim, good to have you on board again and to know you are okay.
Thank you LauraJay
Hi Folks. I am back. Thanks, Don. For your valuable contributions. After all these years your 15 point article was helpful to me. I am OK. Have slowly adjusted to life in a Retirement Community here in Ft. Collins. I still see a Grief Therapist about once a month. She has been helpful. What I like about her is that she remembers everything I've said, and she says she knows Mabel through my eyes and I believe her. I tell her a lot about my deceased wife. There is a lot to say after being married 58 years.
Don--- teachable moment...here we go...ready? go to one of the posts you want to delete ( be sure you are signed in to post.) go all the way over to the tight of the screen where you have posted a message. Look for a little blue x see it? Ok now put your mouse over it and click on the blue x one time- the post should disappear. You can do that with your own posts anytime you want to delete the post. You can only delete your own post not anybody else's. Only administration can delete others. Go ahead try it. You can do this...good luck.
if you can dekete two of them, please do so.
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