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Comment by puddy on July 4, 2011 at 10:25am
Hi..figured another group would not hurt.  Lost my husband on 5-21-11 from a massive stroke.  He passed at home....and i am really struggling with the anxiety of being alone.  Never a state i really liked to live in.  I know need to keep busy....but I have to be doing things I enjoy not just forcing something on myself in the hopes I like it.  Is there anyone else out there having to take meds to try and get through this.....I hate them but do not know what else to do....I get peace in church but it is very short intevals of feeling good right now.  Like little glimmers of hope.    Guess where there is one glimmer there is the possibility for more....what a long journey this is going to be!
Comment by DrummerGroupie (Christine) on July 4, 2011 at 5:02am

Good Morning -

It is so true - so many celebrations and I just don't feel like celebrating - holidays just have lost their lustre, their special fun.  Sure miss my old life - holidays just reinforce that............Hugs to you all.   Chris

Comment by juliefx on July 4, 2011 at 12:29am
hi Nextstep,how well said ,yes i am traveling the same road lots of hugs xxxxx
Comment by meihua on July 3, 2011 at 8:51pm
HI Ilsa and Nextstep and everyone, I don't feel up to a friend's BBQ on the 4th either. Used to kinda like this holiday, now not so much since 2008.   jean
Comment by Kaye (Nextstep11) on July 3, 2011 at 4:51pm

Hello all,


This weekend too, is heavy for me. I will too know change is around the bend but for now, until I travel further, I do not see what the road will look like; and this stretch of the road is thoughtful.


My best to everyone.


Comment by juliefx on July 3, 2011 at 1:53pm
hi ilsa, just to say i am thinking of you,lots of hugs xxx
Comment by Lisa on July 3, 2011 at 7:04am


Our shared understanding, a comfort.

I am without energy today, an important memory this weekend is pressing down .  My love , my loss is with me but this weekend it is me.  I am hanging in I know it will change but for now, a great weight is upon me. 

Thank you all for being here. 




Comment by Dianne in Nevada on July 2, 2011 at 10:07am

We just keep growing here, don't we?  It's heart-breaking to read the stories of the young widows/ers but then our own stories are heart-breaking, too. We're all in different places, but we have a common bond that will help us support one another.

There's no right or wrong place to post here in Widowed Village, Marg.  You can post comments in the groups you've joined, in any of the forum discussions, on blogs and on an individual's page (go to that person's page and scroll down to their comment wall). And try the chat room sometime, too; it's a great place to get to know one another better.

Comment by meihua on July 1, 2011 at 7:00pm
Hi. It sounds like a common answer, but it takes time to move forward in life. I am moving through my third year.  It is like a window that was broken with a baseball. At first the edges were very sharp and painful. Now the widowis boarded up, some of the edges have smoothed out and some are still very sharp and painfull. The window will never be fixed, but with time some of the sharp edges smoothe out a little.  Although my daughter sez grief is like an unexpected and unwelcome visitor that shows up at your house, opens the fridge and settles in. You never know when it will leave for a while, but you do know it will be back now and then once it seems to be gone or stashed out of the way for a while.  I am new here and I am thankful to know I am not alone now that I am very sad again this weekend.
Comment by tink on June 30, 2011 at 11:38am

Hi everyone  I just want to wish my fellow Canadians on this site  happy

Canada Day tomorrow  and happy July 4th to all you Amercans

take care everyone  and keep smiling


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