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Austin replied to Miket's discussion Hit a Bump Today in the group Widowed in 2016
"Miket Thanks for posting about your bouts of grief.  I have been melancholy lately missing my husband and it is now 2 1/2 years since he died.  I guess I am not so strange having these grief episodes, sometimes I miss our life together so…"
Feb 15
Morgana (Janet) replied to Austin's discussion I Heard Your Voice in the Wind Today in the group Widowed in 2016
"Yes  and I have read it many times and still cry."
Jan 3
Austin replied to Riley's discussion Tired of grief in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Reading both Riley s and Tess s comments I can relate.  My husband died a month after he turned 59.  I know I am suppose to be chipper, but it is now the third Christmas and New Years I am alone, which I think will remain forever.…"
Dec 31
Austin replied to Miket's discussion Not Doing So Well With Christmas Approaching in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Miket, The first Christmas was the hardest for me. I think having a conversation with your wife even if it is in your head is a great idea. For  me it brought  some peace.  Since there are grand kids, I would talk about their…"
Dec 20, 2018
Austin added a discussion to the group Widowed in 2016

I Heard Your Voice in the Wind Today

I discovered this poem and it really radiated with me.Maybe it will bring some peace to someone else too. I Heard Your Voice In The Wind TodayI heard your voice in the wind today and I turned to see your face .. The warmth of the wind caressed me as I stood silently in place.I felt your touch in the sun today as its warmth filled the sky .. I closed my eyes for your embrace and my spirit soared high.I saw your eyes in the window pane as I watched the falling rain .. It seemed as each raindrop…See More
Oct 4, 2018
Austin commented on Doug02122014's video

Matthew West - The Beautiful Things We Miss (Lyric Video)

"This really hit home for me--Thanks for sharing ."
Aug 3, 2018
Austin commented on Carmen513's video

Westlife - I'll See You Again (Live from The O2)

"Thanks also for sharing.  It is beautiful!"
Aug 3, 2018
Austin replied to Austin's discussion UNBELIEVABLE in the group Widowed in 2016
"Tess I am so sorry to hear this about the seasoned bricklayer.  I do think people try to take advantage of a widow and if you are older they think victim!!!!!!  I think you are smart to not trust most people.  I think I just felt so…"
Jul 26, 2018
Tess replied to Austin's discussion UNBELIEVABLE in the group Widowed in 2016
"Austin, I am appalled at the audacity of these two.I am glad you stood your ground. It takes all kinds. I have never been a very trusting sort to begin with, but in this widowed state, I am even more so. The exception was when I was newly widowed…"
Jul 26, 2018
Austin added a discussion to the group Widowed in 2016


HiI just hit the 2 year mark for my husband--so very hard.I spent a lot of time in the house behind me and out in the yard with the 2 very good gardeners.I really thought we were all friends- so very wrong.  They said they wanted to buy some of my husbandswood.  OK and then they proceeded to beat me up on the price.  I lost it after I was getting cussed out.I am so f livid --   This morning one of them tried to tell me I should give them the wood free, because my husbandpromised to fix their…See More
Jul 25, 2018

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At 6:19am on October 9, 2016, judy said…

Hi Austin,

Welcome to Widowed Village. I am very sorry for your loss, but happy that you found us. You will find caring, loving support and friendship here.


Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Ask here!  You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Share your story. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place.  Come in the chat room which is available 24/7 to you.  I look forward to getting to know you and support you through your journey.


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