I've always had a small photo of my husband, who died 11/20/10, in my office at work. I still like having the photo there but it's beginning to be awkward with new people. For example, someone…Continue
"I did not have a photo on my desk until my husband passed. its a little over 2 years and I do not intend to remove it.
The other day I walked into my office and found one of the mangers looking at the photo. He knew my husband and just…"
"Hi I am close to the 18 month mark also. Haven't posted much but have followed wedding right discussions with interest. I love looking at my wedding band - such a concrete reminder of Tim and of the happiest times in my…"
"Love the old student ID's, Hal, thanks for posting. It's interesting you mentioned bowling, Jackie. I was just apologizing to a member of the team I have been a sub for the past few years as the last 4 to 5 x they've called…"
"Hi I am just catching up on the great discussion of the past few days. It's amazing how we all struggle with so many of the same things. I am definitely experiencing the second year as difficult in a different way than the…"
"I'm so glad that the Sunday before Tim (suddenly) died that I suggested we get together with his son - that we stayed at a bed and breakfast at Put-in-Bay over the July 4 weekend - that I bought him a small present for no reason in August -…"
"I was so nice to come here and (belatedly) find the Valentine's Day wishes as well as all the words of support. I am in month 16 and am going through a definite slump. I have slept so much this winter that I'm beginning to…"
"As per earlier discussion about clothes, I am just touching base/reaching out for support as in about a half-hour I will be heading over to the church thrift shop with a car load full of my husband's clothes. I did the final sorting…"
"Suddenlyalone and jimswife, I am glad you came here. You are with friends and with others who are struggling with many of the issues that come with a sudden death. Suddenlyalone, I know that I constantly struggle with remorse -much of it…"
"Wow, I cannot believe how many of us have bought new vehicles and re-decorated bedrooms. Add me to the list. I traded in my 10+ year Honda Accord several months after Tim died. This was last winter, which was just horrendous…"
"SO much of what I've been reading here I have been experiencing. I passed the year mark in Nov. and the 2nd year is definitely harder. I can't think of a time in my life when I have felt so alone. I…"
Hi Ann, welcome to WidVille - I hope you will feel as at home here as I do ... I've met some really amazing people through this site and feel as though I've known them all my life. I'm glad you joined the "suddenly widowed" group (I'm in there too because my husband died of a stroke ... and like you I guess the warning signs were there and I missed them - but you know, hindsight is a great gift, but it is a painful gift, because you forget that you didn't have that hindsight WHEN you missed the warning signs. I went through tremendous guilt until I realized that x