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Comment by momof3 on May 14, 2018 at 10:32am

Well, I'm at my 6 year anniversary and feeling like i am NOT doing great. In looking at old family pictures, I see how young our children were, and know that after those last happy years, they didn't get to grow older with their dad. Especially my youngest (now 17 yrs old). Still in therapy. Trying to be "mindful" now. Spent yesterday hiking alone for 5 hours , felt good to just let my mind wander, sang a few sad songs to myself, etc. Just hoping to feel some peace by the end of the day.....

Comment by Patience on May 7, 2018 at 8:32am

Mac, good to "see" you here!  Glad your family is doing well and you are treasuring your beautiful memories...

 I know all of us here in "2012"  are dealing with the 6th anniversary of the loss of our loved ones...  


Comment by Mac on May 5, 2018 at 4:13pm

My children were here today along with their significant others. My daughter got married nearly two years ago, my son is getting married next year. Life is going well for us as a family. In so many ways I feel as if I have achieved all of my greatest goals in life. Cindy and I were blessed with 37 years of friendship, 28 years of marriage and so many amazing adventures along the way. So in so many ways I feel as if all the rest is "gravy" at this point. Time (nearly six years) does heal so very much!

Comment by Patience on April 27, 2018 at 5:11am

Hi Charlene, and welcome to Widville and "widowed in 2012". Glad to hear from you! 

Comment by Cha Cha on April 16, 2018 at 1:52pm

Hello, I just wanted to stop by and introduce myself, I'm Charlene. I am new here and still trying to navigate my widowhood journey. Wishing all a lovely evening. 

Comment by Patience on April 4, 2018 at 2:07pm

Hello All, I've been thinking of our members of this group. Hope everyone is doing was well as they can be.
Laurajay, I've enjoyed watching Downton Abbey too!
In fact I've been watching with my daughter and my mom. We are now on Season 5. I've been impressed with how the show handled the characters who have been widowed, quite a few characters, Lady Mary, Countess Violet, Isobel Crawley, Tom Branson, Lord Merton.... I thought the writers and directors showed much sensitivity....

Comment by laurajay on March 29, 2018 at 4:18pm

Six years  tomorrow  and I find grief lying anew  on my heart.  Not softer, not easier only real- more so as  the  time passes.  I have the wisdom  to understand  this grieving  process  but I've not mastered much skill in six years of how to live  without  him and still thrive.  I see  beauty and  I identify  with  God's purpose to still live my life as He directs me...but  so many  years  of yearning  for  the mutual nurturing we shared is still so hard to bear.  Weary with  well -doing is not scriptural.  Trying  to find a kinder  way of life... one that  keeps  windows opened  even when doors are  shut closed.  Seeking  light.      I pray  as each of you add yet  another year to your loss  your  own  healing  continues...                    love              lj

Comment by Timelord on March 18, 2018 at 5:26pm

Hello Maggie!  Yes watching with the subtitles is a bit hard!

Regarding the Crown... absolutely watched it!  Incidentally, Prince Phillip was played by Matt Smith who was one of many actors to play Doctor Who :).  The best scfi show..ever!

Comment by Maggie on March 18, 2018 at 2:48pm

Forgot to mention Victoria on PBS. I don't like silly crude comedies either..mostly historical themes, and a good drama.

Comment by laurajay on March 18, 2018 at 2:41pm

Maggie.  Expect  to be swept  away  with the transformations in Love your Garden!  I learned  so much  from that show  as well .  It's  based in the U.K.  so the whole  notion of lovely English Gardens prevails throughout  the episodes.  It is so civilized  and bursting  with  beauty  and caring.

I went bonkers   watching Downton Abbey a while back.  I even bought  the entire  series  on DVD.  My first  marathon  show...almost  got addicted   I enjoyed it so much.  I will check out  The Crown for sure.  All the  subtitled  shows  are a challenge.  LOL  They  talk  so fast  and only  a few  words  pop up  in the subtitles  but I do enjoy  the foreign  drama.  I'm not much for the stupid-humor  shows  or movies.  It brings down an axe  on dignity, decorum and  intelligence.  Not my cup of tea.  I am a refined  older  lady.    LOL   LOL    enjoy  your  viewing      proper  hugs.....          lj


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