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kerrie you have to do something don't ignore the holiday all together as I feel that would be more depressing... my first after my divorce from SATAN... I was in a bad way my mom made me this sweet little 1 foot tree and it sat on my tv.... do something even if it small and simple..... and as I said Gordy LOVED CHRISTMAS in a BIG way.... so I feel I can never ignore it just as a way to honor him...
Thanks Dave55....you're are so right ..never enough...I'm volunteering...today...and the place I go to is a specialty cancer treatment facility.....they are huggers.....so it's a nice place with a bunch of brilliant minds...and when their ties come off...great senses of humor.....so you started my hugs today.....and I send you one back......HUGS>>>>>>>>>
Kerrie I wish I could give you a real Hug......I'm sorry...it hurts and is so hard...to go on...but God hasn't given us a choice or a book of directions.....
Weaxie...thank you for writing what you did to Kerrie....it will help a lot of people.....it did me..I go on...I do have some things in my life I enjoy...it's not better...it's not even what I would call good....I'm still stuck somewhere at almost 4 years.....but I have faith that it will all work out....
(((Kerrie))) So wish I could make it better for you. I have no words other than I am so sorry you have to be here. I remember going to see my 85 year old Aunt in just an awful crying state (her husband had committed suicide and OMG way too many issues to mention) about 4 months after Bob had died. She looked me in the eye and said "Life will be good again, different, but it will be good." I'm sobbing as I tell you this (my heart so goes out to you), but I can say at 17 months out, she was right. It has gotten easier, not great, but good enough to see it will only get better. Hold on sweet girl, it will be ok in time. But go ahead and cry your eyes out, that is what you are suppose to do-it's healing to cry.
Gordy's widow...we are on opposite coasts, so can't get together, but Dec 7 is JR's birthday, first without him, so I will hold you in my thoughts too! I agree about starting 'new' traditions. i scheduled a group tour for Christmas week, won't be alone, won't be with anyone that reminds me of JR, maybe I'll have a better time. Undecided if I'll even decorate this year, going with whatever i feel like each day. It's going on 10 months, seems a bit better each day, at least I seem to be able to 'control' my tears more when I must. My friends and family are tolerate! Blessings!
what makes my brain and my heart literally twist i n my body is that my dad the other important man in my life passed 12 mo to the day from my Gordy both on 12/7.... it makes me insane LOL even though my mom and my brothers lost dad too, it makes different for me and they not one of them has ever really acknowledged that for me... I am a fool to even think they would....
Kerrie, Holidays are hard as are any anniversaries. Gordys 3rd angelversary is 12/7 so dec is a mine field . We used tohost my mil's sister who is in her 90's but she decided not to do that anymore and she has been diagnosed with some type of dementia and hallucinating lately so, that is probably better. Christmas is tough but Gordy loved it so .. I can not ignnore it, I decorate the house, go to church services, last year made lobster for us.... but still feel so empty inside... so this year need to find something to do special for me and mil. My family doesn't get together, as MOTHER usually goes to MD where little kids are. So gonna try hard to make things fun ....
But the anticipation of these days is worse than the day itself.... change the way you celebrate maybe we will volunteer at a soup kitchen, or go to the movies... something to make it different even a little...
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