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Comment by runnergirl on January 3, 2018 at 8:07am

It has been a long time since I've commented, but I found for some reason, this holiday season was a bit harder, even after 5 years.  I noticed several others commenting the same sentiment.  It made me so sad to know that Bill has missed out on so much, both good and bad since 2012.  Hugs and love to all for a peaceful 2018 and prayers for all of us to keep our chins up and our hearts open to find joy again, and know we are all walking this journey together.    

Comment by Barzan on January 3, 2018 at 6:33am

I agree with Slick.  Lev, thanks for stating how our journey affects us so eloquently.  I think we are so good for one another here.  We truly understand this journey where others can't.

Happy New Year and more healing in 2018.

Comment by Slick on January 3, 2018 at 5:34am

Thank you Lev...so nice and comforting....Amen....may the New Year give us all Peace and calm in our hearts.

Comment by Lev on January 2, 2018 at 4:08pm

Hi Marybarcelos.  I am so very happy that I found this forum for widows born in the 1950's.  

Some years back my late husband's mother in law said that I would never understand what her loneliness felt like.  She was quite right at the time I was clueless.  She had lots of friends and enjoyed really good relationships with her siblings.  But she was talking about the loneliness of  being a widow.  She had one child, my late husband.  He loved his mother dearly.  He also did not understand what she meant because she had all these close ties with friends and her siblings.  

As I said earlier.  My dear husband  lives on in my heart.  And as you know.  Only I see and feel him there.  He is forever etched in my history.  I long to feel the way being with him made me feel.  This year may we all begin to evolve into a place of happiness that takes us past the aloneness and the loneliness.  Perhaps through painting, drawing, creating furniture, training for a marathon..or who knows perhaps some of us will be lucky enough to meet someone who understands and believes in real love.   May we continue to support one another.  Thank you to everyone and may we know a happy year this year and beyond

Comment by marybarcelos on January 2, 2018 at 2:02pm

Wow, I saw so many of us write in the comments, after awhile of silence.   I related to many as usual.  My husband passed july 2014.  Every holiday up till this year I was able to handle it.  Christmas for us was so special with his children and mine.  This year I really felt his loss.  No relatives were around. Saw my youngest son and granddaughter on christmas for 10 min.  Wasn't sure his wife would come, since they all left last april in bad terms. But Thank God, she came too and I had a gift.  I sent out a few invites to 5 friends for new Years only one showed up.  So it was a lonely holiday for me.   Another new normal and must embrace.  Back to work and just counting the days to retire and hopefully start something good.  As far as dating, no one has asked.  I get a lot of rerquest on instagram from strangers, but oh no, never.  To scary. so I block them all.

Comment by Barzan on January 2, 2018 at 6:32am

Thank you Lev.  I wish you the same.  And to all in our group, hope we can find purpose and joy in 2018.  I have decided to go to the gym 3 times a week and resume work on my book.  And, I will laugh everyday.

Lets make 2018 our best year yet.

Comment by Slick on January 2, 2018 at 5:50am

Irishlady I also remember and am so glad Athena mentioned it....it is sad when our kids don't share more with us...I am so happy you are in a nicer place and are comfortable...

would like to wish everyone here ...happiness, love and peace in this New Year....be safe....this site has been my salvation....

Comment by Athena53 on January 2, 2018 at 4:14am

Thanks for the update, IrishLady!  I'm glad you're back in a decent place.  I feel bad for your granddaughter- you'd mentioned she had special needs and were looking forward to being able to help with her. 

Comment by Lev on January 2, 2018 at 2:25am

Hi Irishlady.  My heart goes out to you. 

Children can be thoughtless adults.  I hope that today feels better than yesterday.  Hugs from me

Comment by Lev on January 2, 2018 at 2:22am

Hi Barzan.  Thank you.  

Wishing you a peacefully productive 2018 smd beyondwith many reasons to smile.

 

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