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Born in the 50s

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Comment by DarleneP 21 minutes ago

Spend Mother's Day without your mother.  Send a card.

I too chose to spend it w/o my mom - everything is always about her and I chose to make it about "me" this year.  You will feel "lifted" by choosing what you want to do instead of what you are expected to do.

Comment by alwayshopeful (Jocelyn) 1 hour ago

Good morning, 50s friends. I'm still learning about this process. My sweet husband of 37 years has been gone 17 months and 20 days. Didn't have too much angst about missing him during Easter festivities, as the kids and I broke from our usual routine and did some different things. Found, however, that I was really, really missing him last night. Only our second Easter without him. He loved Spring. Feeling sad and lonely and blue this morning. I guess it comes with the widow/widower territory. At least I got thru yet another "holiday" without him. This is tough, but I will make it.

Hugs and love to all of you here!!

Comment by spikesdad (Pat) 9 hours ago

Easter Sunday marked 20 months to the day that I lost my beloved Alisa. Went to my oldest brothers house to be around family. I wasn't going to go at first but something motivated me to go anyway. Now I am glad I went even though I didn't have a wonderful day. I believe I would have felt far worse had I not gone.

Comment by Jule627 14 hours ago
What a rough day. I have a major headache. I didn't think the one year Anniversary of my husband Johns death would be this bad. What a horrible journey this past year has been.
Comment by LJ1 14 hours ago
Thanks, Joellen! (((hugs)))
Comment by Joellen 15 hours ago

your post makes alot of sense to me maybe because I feel the same way... there are days that no one understands but I just want to be alone...  some times I do not even answer the damn phone cause I do not want to talk to anyone or explain why I sound like I have been crying(cause I have) so I totally understand your feelings

Comment by LJ1 16 hours ago
Is it wrong to want to spend Mother's Day by myself, and not include my 83 year old mom? We went to an Easter brunch today, and mom was a grump - "nobody got dressed up (I was in a pant suit), I thought we were going to a nice restaurant, I can't eat this......" My son, Niece, sister, and her MIL came also. At least we had some laughs. Mom's memory is fading and I'm the main caregiver since my sister lives further away. I feel bad for mom, but she had 49 years of marriage before dad died at 80. I had 22 years and my husband died at 54. I am now feeling grumpy myself because our anniversary was April 16th and no one mentioned it (except my son). Maybe people were afraid to bring it up, and i guess i should have.....Anyway, I just want to be left alone right now....such mixed emotions....don't even know if this post makes any sense!!
Comment by Jule627 yesterday
Thanks Weaxie.
Comment by princess57 yesterday

Thanks Weaxie yes he was my best friend and more and he did tell me at the end that he was grateful and was told by his family too.  Our friends were so jealous and often wondered how they could have the same we made it look so easy, needless to say it wasn't always that way for us. Mark has been gone for a year and half and his birthday is Monday he would have been 57. His grand daughter just turned 2 on the 5th of April and already very much like her grandpa and her father is like his dad.

Comment by Weaxie yesterday
((Julie)) he was your best friend and I know he's grateful he had you, too! :)
 

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