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Latest Activity: Dec 31, 2016
Don't be alone this evening ... we'll be in the Widowed Village chat room tonight to keep each other company.
Event post: http://widowedvillage.org/events/new-year-s-eve-in-the-chat-room
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Christmas wasn't as bad for me this year as it was last year! I had dinner at my house and was surrounded by family members. Like you Susan, I have had to change a lot since my Husband's death. I am not the same person. I miss him everyday but I have managed to go on and make a new life. I have been real busy as my youngest Daughter who is pregnant with a baby girl is living with me. I have a Grandson (11) from my oldest Daughter. I feel blessed!! I have been busy transforming the spare bedroom into a nursery. I keep thinking how much my Husband loved being Papa to our Grandson. I know he is watching from above!!!!!
Merry Christmas to you all. I say Merry but I am not sure I actually really feel that. I'm with family today and tomorrow so it will be nice. I know I had a melt down last year but I don't think I'll feel that. I still miss Ed so very much but I am realizing too how much life I have lived since he died. How much I have changed because I have had to. I could not continue as the same person but I can as I am now.
May we find peace in these holidays and hold onto the new memories which are created in these magical times.
Hugs to all.
Widow85, I have felt that a few times and it's always so odd to catch it. I feel happy ... and then I go whoa.
But I think it's good.
I was picking up dry cleaning and the shopkeeper had the xmas station on. I suddenly realized I was whistling along to "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and feeling, well, actually joyful for a few seconds. It was such a weird and unfamiliar feeling that it stopped me in my tracks.
I am almost at the 4th year and I still have a hole inside of me and a feeling of emptiness. I have a lot to be happy for. My youngest Daughter is living with me and due to have a baby girl in April. She has given me something wonderful to look forward to. I put up my Christmas tree and some decorations. I wrapped the gifts and send out Christmas cards. I must move forward but my Husband will always have a special place in my heart. I truly miss him!
Where is the time going? Feels so yesterday, and yet so far away now. I found a little tree with lights, and decided it was time, even put the little angel on top. Since we had no children, I still don't remember giving away the trees we had in the storage room, but that's ok, hope Goodwill got some funds for them. Found some old family recipes haven't made in years, it's about time for a few of those as well. Actually, so thankful I can look at the whole holiday thing without going "when is it going to be over". Guess what I've read about year coming into year four is fairly accurate, or I sure hope so!
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