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Comment by Cee on December 31, 2018 at 1:34pm

HUGS and Happy New Year from rainy Pennsylvania.  May the coming year be good to you.

Comment by Princess Warrior Widow on December 29, 2018 at 7:17am

Merry Christmas to you Cee.

Comment by Cee on December 25, 2018 at 7:48am

MERRY CHRISTMAS  and HUGS to those who celebrate.

HUGS to others.

May you all have a peaceful day.

Comment by Barzan on December 12, 2018 at 5:22am

I receive a lot of those photo greeting cards at Christmas.  The happy faces of a complete family or a couple.  We've never sent those out as I've designed our card each year but knowing that I will not have that chance hurts.  Seeing older couples holding hands gets to me, too.  I just have to tell myself that others who'd been widowed probably felt the same way seeing my husband and I holding hands.  

What I really miss around the holidays are the intactness of families.  Mine is forever broken and has ended our tradition.  B and I would curl up together with a book the day after Christmas and we'd spend those days until New Years just the two of us enjoying each other's company.  It was so wonderful.  

It's been over 7 years that he's been gone but this time of year makes it feel like yesterday.  I'll forever miss him.  

Sending virtual hugs to all.


Comment by Mark99 on December 12, 2018 at 4:09am

The entire holding hand reaction is mine as well. Though truth be told it has diminished in the visual and memory pain it delivers. It has been replaced with couples gazing into each others eyes smiling. As they should love is like that and like the grief I feel. Love is a broad spectrum emotion. 

Comment by Princess Warrior Widow on December 9, 2018 at 1:13pm

Scrapbooker1301.  I hurt too when I see people holding hands. It is hard to believe that it has been seven years. 

Comment by Scrapbooker1301 on December 8, 2018 at 9:10pm

I hurt when I see couples holding hands. We used to hold hands all the time. In 4 days it will be 7 years. 

Comment by Princess Warrior Widow on December 8, 2018 at 7:01pm

Hi everyone. My best friend sent me a Christmas with a picture of her and husband. I threw it in the trash. It still hurts from time to time to see couples sometimes. I’m not keeping anything that does not bring me joy. 

Comment by chef (John) on November 28, 2018 at 5:10am

Thanks for allowing me to stop, vent and lean on you whenever things hit me hard.

Comment by Mark99 on November 24, 2018 at 9:44am

My heart reaches out to each and everyone of you still here helping ourselves and others to walk our collective journey with hope, heads up, support, and love. You all rock.


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