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Comment by Ladydragon214 on October 1, 2011 at 6:31am

When I was younger, I had a vision for my life... all the decisions I made were about attaining that vision. Once I attained it, my decisions were made to help me keep making that vision better. When Danny dies, the vision shattered. 

Now, at 40, I find making big decisions challenging because I dont know where I am trying to go in my life. While I would expect that feeling in my 20s, it sucks to have it in my 40s.

Comment by jules on September 27, 2011 at 1:04pm
I turned 40 this year, lost my partner and now and trying to move on - I think I've had enough to deal with this year so far and hope I get a break!
Comment by rodsgurl09 on August 31, 2011 at 2:56am

BFCL57, I'm so very sorry for your much for one person to deal with. I Hope you find some comfort here among us.

Sherry, thanks for volunteering for Coordinator! I, myself, am content to just show up and chat. I thought about coordinating a group, but I had no idea what was involved. Glad to have you as our fearless leader.

Comment by bigfatchunkylover57 on August 30, 2011 at 6:17pm
Child of the 70's getting ready to move into my 40's...just not how I had imagined. I was born in '72, Sara was born in '76. I lost her 7 months ago. She was 37 weeks pregnant with our first child. Miranda was delivered about an hour after the car accident in which her mother died. She passed away in my arms 3 days later. 2011 is certainly not living up to the expectations I had when the year started. I just want to say thank you for the warm welcome I have felt here. Reading your stories, hearing your hurts, and sharing your grief is a powerful thing for me these days.
Comment by Sherry on August 29, 2011 at 6:08pm

Hello everyone! So...I'm supposed to be the Coordinator of this group. Do y'all feel coordinated?

What would you like me to do? Are there ways you feel I could help move the group along, or are we all just happy to show up and chat?


I want to group to be helpful and stress free, so tell me the way you want me to do that!



Comment by rodsgurl09 on August 28, 2011 at 4:37am

Thank you, Dana.

Nata, Ketrep and Joesgirl, I'm so sorry for your losses. I hope you're finding support here at's been a lifesaver for me.

Nata, I too am finding that it gets harder instead of easier. Maybe just a 'down' on the coaster...I hope we find that "up" someday.

Comment by Nata on August 27, 2011 at 12:02pm
Hello, I was born 1971, my husband died from massive heart attack right before my eyes June 11  this year, we were married 9 years and have 2.5 years old son. My husband was everything to me, it is getting harder and harder, I miss him more and more with each passing day.
Comment by ketrep on August 24, 2011 at 3:47pm

Although I just joined the WidowedVillage, I lost my husband (born '75) on Feb 3, 2011. I am a 37 year old (born '74) mom of a 23 month old. Although I have moments when I question my sanity, I no longer feel insane. We all have had such loss at an age that people never expect to experience it. Blessings to you all!

Comment by JoesGirl on July 28, 2011 at 11:33am


My name is Christy (born '75) and my husband Joe (born '71) died 11 days ago... He had been battling non-Hodgkins Lymphoma for 9 months.  He had a type that was supposed to be curable and have a good prognosis.  We went for his weekly chemo appointment and after a CT scan and some blood work, they came to tell us that the cancer was outgrowing what the chemotherapies could do and there wasn't anything more they could really do for him. He died four days later at home. We had been married in November after his diagnosis in October.  We had grown up knowing each other and rediscovered each other in early 2010.

As sad as the stories I read here make me, I am oddly comforted to know that I am not as alone as I feel.  I am sorry to everyone for your loss, and I appreciate the strength it takes to seek a place to share.

Comment by Dana on July 25, 2011 at 7:15pm
Carolynne! So very sorry that you are here! Welcome and know that you are in the right place!! It amazes me that you are on here after 27 days! augh. A huge hug to you!!

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