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Comment by chef (John) on January 1, 2018 at 3:33pm

Snark away as much as you want, Barzan. FWIW, I *still* have moments when I see older couples together and get angry, knowing that this will never be something I'll ever experience with Judith.

Almost six-and-a-half years later, and I'm in the midst of one of those "feels like yesterday" moments. Thanks for the breathing space, Folks.

Comment by Dianne in Nevada on December 31, 2017 at 11:08am

If you don't have plans this evening, pop into the chat room to ring in the new year with other Villagers. You are not alone. We'll be there for all US time zones from 11pm Eastern to 12:30am Pacific.

http://widowedvillage.org/chat

Comment by Barzan on December 31, 2017 at 10:46am

I know what you mean!!!  It does hurt to see all these couples celebrating the holidays.  I don't want to sound snarky but all of them will one day be in our shoes.  We need to let them have their happiness.  I'm sure when our husbands were alive, other widows/widowers felt the same way we do.  Bless you and have a Happy New Year.  It's ours to do what we want with.  Hugs to you.

Comment by Princess Warrior Widow on December 31, 2017 at 7:25am

I just opened the Christmas card I received from my best friend. It was a picture of her with her husband and sons.  It hurts to see what I miss. I threw the card in the trash. It felt good to release it.  I am glad that the holidays are over.  

Comment by Princess Warrior Widow on December 28, 2017 at 4:54pm

Barzan,

I am looking forward to 2018.  This year I learned to hold my hand. I am strong enough to trust myself. That is pretty powerful.

Comment by Barzan on December 28, 2017 at 5:57am

Princess,

I'm so glad to hear that.  Your use of the word softened is right on the mark.  I feel the same way.  I had been hanging on but now I find that I'm letting go and the pain is softening.  Let's have a great 2018 and be kind to ourselves.  

Be blessed.

Comment by Princess Warrior Widow on December 28, 2017 at 12:48am

This was the best Christmas we have had since my husband died.  The pain has softened. That's a good thing. 

Comment by chef (John) on December 25, 2017 at 2:41am

Thanks, and backatcha! ;-)

Comment by Joey62244 on December 24, 2017 at 6:50am

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a good New Year.  

Comment by Barzan on December 24, 2017 at 6:33am

Princess and Everyone in this group,

Wishing all of you peace, joy and comfort this holiday season.  May your hearts be full and sadness at a minimum.  Hope your family wraps you in love and that you have laughter to bring you into the new year.  Lets make 2018 a year we'll look back on warmly.

Blessings to you all.

 

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