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Misery loves company

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How old was he?

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Comment by chef (John) on April 30, 2020 at 3:42am

I agree with Melissa's post, Ultra.

Glad to hear you came through the day.

Comment by Melissa on April 29, 2020 at 10:15am

Thanks for checking in, Ultra. I thought about you a lot yesterday.

Comment by Ultra2015 on April 29, 2020 at 5:14am

Quiet day yesterday for SAN’s birthday. Posted a picture on FB. Many supportive responses. Just another day on the journey. 
Peace all

Comment by Mary on April 25, 2020 at 3:14pm

April 28th is "one of those days" for me also. It would have been our 47th anniversary and is my 2nd one alone after my husband passed away in March of last year.

I hope that however you spend the day, you are able to find peace.
Comment by Melissa on April 24, 2020 at 11:03am

Ultra, please check in on the 28th and let us know how you're doing.

This is hard enough during normal times, but these days we're reminded of loss every day. The pain feels so much more intense now, for me anyway.

I wish we could be with you in person, but this will have to do. Just do whatever you feel like doing that day. There's no right or wrong. I really believe Sandi will be with you.

I wish you peace.

Comment by riet on April 23, 2020 at 10:10pm

Hugs for you in this difficult time Ultra. 


Comment by chef (John) on April 23, 2020 at 4:15pm

Brohugs, Ultra.

You are definitely not alone.


Comment by Ultra2015 on April 23, 2020 at 3:09pm

Thanks Suzan. Day at a time. 


Comment by Barzan on April 23, 2020 at 1:59pm


I'm sorry you are going through such a rough time.  Sadly, we always have significant dates that will tear the scab off and restart the healing process.   Maybe on her birthday, you could plant a rose bush in her honor.  Do something out of the ordinary to mark the date.  I know how broken you are right now and wish I could give you a hug.  I’m sending you one virtually.  Please know that you are not alone.


Comment by Ultra2015 on April 23, 2020 at 9:42am

Sandi's birthday coming up this Tuesday, April 28th.  And it so happens it will be 28 months she has been gone.  Long week ahead. 



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