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Born in the 50s

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Comment by irishlady 45 minutes ago
43 years ago today we lost twin boys at birth. It's always been a hard day for me, but was made easier with my husband to share it with. Now it is just me and makes for a really sad, sad day.
Comment by Weaxie 54 minutes ago

Iwe get it...I'm so sorry. hugs Juls.

Comment by Juls 1 hour ago

My fourth wedding anniversary without my love is this Sunday.  It would've been 23 years.  The last three years have been a blur.  I think the first year a friend took me out for dinner - but it felt awful.  The next two years I was out of town, but nobody ever remembers - not my son, and certainly not my stepkids.  Not my husband's family - and certainly not mine.  So I asked my BFF if she would spend some time with me that day.  I asked my son to call me.  I'm learning to ask for what I need and stop expecting people to step up.  They've all forgotten all the special dates.  They're only special and painful for me, now.  Anyone else?

Comment by Weaxie 1 hour ago

Dad gummed, Pipin! Ha! Just when I thought I made my decision not to to go-love you! I'd rather come see you-those whiners will always be there...

Comment by pipin 1 hour ago
Oh Weaxie, what shall we do with you! GO please try to GO . Their lives are unchanged you can say you find it upsetting or just remove yourself from the group for a while. Give it a go ,show them how you feel,come out from under that bed and find your lippy. We are all there with you (((. ))) love Pip
Comment by Weaxie 1 hour ago

My girls's weekend starts tomorrow. I can not bring myself to go, breaks my heart. 

they are all such good friends, but they will be whining about husbands and parents-which have all died in my book.

Comment by irishlady 1 hour ago
Jocelyn and slick...I tell everyone the old me died on April 14, 2013. but maybe she is not dead, just sleeping and someday will come back. Like you said..just a shell of myself.
Comment by Slick 3 hours ago

Jocelyn...I could have written word for word what you wrote...I'm 3 1/2 years...still struggling.....but have my moments that I am me...

Comment by alwayshopeful (Jocelyn) 5 hours ago

I often have felt like an imposter! Before my husband died, people would say I was cheerful, optimistic, outgoing, etc. Taking care of him and watching the brain cancer was very serious business, but I tried to keep him laughing. I'm a shell of the person I used to be. Every now and then, at 20 months out, my personality comes out a bit again, and I think, oh yeah, this is how I used to be! Trying to get my old "mojo" back. Practice makes perfect, eh? :)

Comment by Gordy's widow 5 hours ago

and Kerrie,  close your eyes can't you hear him say you missed a spot!

 

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