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Suddenly Widowed

For those widowed suddenly or unexpectedly by any cause. 

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The 6-month mark

Started by Crabby. Last reply by KJPE yesterday. 9 Replies

I hit the 6-month mark this past Tuesday. As expected, it was very sad and emotional for me. I took off from work Tuesday and Wednesday because I just could not face the world. My daughter did take…Continue

When Friends Step Back

Started by GrievingandLost37. Last reply by KJPE Jan 29. 4 Replies

Since my husband died suddenly, my family and our friends were there for me during the first couple of months.  My family was so supportive and continues to be supportive for me.  Then, some friends…Continue

Other "Firsts"

Started by Crabby. Last reply by Polly Jan 24. 2 Replies

Just some thoughts - I think we've all heard people say that the first year is the hardest. They tell us you have to get through all of the firsts - first holidays, first birthdays, first…Continue

He deserved so much more love

Started by KJPE. Last reply by KJPE Jan 23. 5 Replies

At least once a day, I feel intensely frustrated & sad because my husband was exceptionally wonderful to me, and I keep wanting to give him more love and cannot believe that I can't any more. …Continue

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Comment by Soaring Spirits on February 3, 2011 at 9:07pm
Sorry I didn't check in till now on this topic. We don't have an actual budget for images but I don't want us stealing them and these inexpensive stock images are cheap. How about if I just pay out of my own pocket for this one (or one bundle)? I hesitate to make any rules that will end up kicking my butt later on but it sure is pretty....
Comment by Abigail Carter on February 2, 2011 at 8:19am

Actually the image I posted is from this site:


It gives no credit to the image at all. Not sure what that means. Can we use it?



Comment by Abigail Carter on February 2, 2011 at 8:16am

Well it is a stock image, but for $15 you can buy 15 images, so Supa could get a bunch of images for this site. Here's the image link:



Comment by Boo on February 2, 2011 at 7:43am

Most votes are for the candle to be the "icon" for this group.  Are you all happy to go with that image?  Supa?


Abby - are there any copyright issues with that one?

Comment by LisaPop on February 1, 2011 at 5:09am
the candle
Comment by Paula on January 31, 2011 at 4:15pm
I love the blown out candle, it is such a beautiful image
Comment by LisaPop on January 31, 2011 at 2:55pm
My husband was not in good health but was working away, handling his meds, diet and physician visits according to his own plan. He died suddenly in our bedroom from an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm we believe. No autopsy was needed because of his underlying conditions. I did not think he would live to old age but his death was very sudden and shocking. I was helpless to do anything. He is at peace

Comment by Soaring Spirits on January 26, 2011 at 6:23am
Here's lightning by my LH, but it's a drawing (different from everything else) an I don't think it's as SHOCKING as one would expect from lightning....
Comment by Hyla Molander on January 25, 2011 at 8:23pm
I shot this last week. Thoughts?

Comment by Soaring Spirits on January 25, 2011 at 6:17pm

Terrific to consider images (sorry I didn't give you a rose -- then again, not so sorry, right!) but remember that anything we include should be copyright free  and work for men or women, LGBT, with or without kids, to be inclusive. I think the easiest is to look among snapshots we already have.... 

Gosh Lightning is a terrific idea.... bet it's not too hard to find something that fits!!!

Thanks so much for coming up with ideas -- I have loads of roses left if you get desperate... :-)


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