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CrazyWidow
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CrazyWidow's Discussions

Slightly Off Topic: In Laws Getting Remarried to Each Other

Started this discussion. Last reply by CrazyWidow Oct 15, 2013. 2 Replies

I need to vent, so thanks for letting me do so.  I've been REALLY fortunate with in my laws.  My LH mother was amazing.  His father died 2 weeks after LH and I began chatting online.  My MIL lives in…Continue

Tug and Pull from Past to Present

Started this discussion. Last reply by CrazyWidow Apr 24, 2013. 2 Replies

This Friday I will be getting re-married.  As I approach year 5 (wow) of losing Kevin, I'm struggling with the balance of remembering him, mourning him, honoring him, but yet allowing for the honor…Continue

Rings and Remarriage

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dianne in Nevada Jan 30, 2013. 10 Replies

I am getting married on April 5th of this year.  My fiance has been divorced and will be putting his old wedding ring towards the cost of our bands. I have meant to do something with my and Kevin's…Continue

Have you Increased or Decreased Risk in your Life?

Started this discussion. Last reply by CrazyWidow Mar 30, 2012. 7 Replies

Since the death of your spouse have you increased or decreased the amount of risk in your life?Continue

 

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CrazyWidow replied to country woman's discussion Solo travel
"Thanks! More details can be found on our facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1693537234198264/ They are held on the East Coast this year but I hope to expand to some trips in UT and AK next year. You only have to get yourself to…"
Mar 23, 2016
CrazyWidow replied to country woman's discussion Solo travel
"It's exciting to hear all the adventures you are wanting to explore and getting over the worry to go on your own. I don't want to promote too hard but I'm organizing trips for widows starting on the east coast in 2016. Check out…"
Mar 22, 2016
CrazyWidow commented on Soaring Spirits's group Camp Widow Alumni
"I can't wait to see some of you this weekend!"
Mar 7, 2016
CrazyWidow commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2008
"It's been a while-how's everyone holding up?"
Feb 22, 2016
CrazyWidow commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 80s
"Hi Dante - I stayed busy. Probably too busy for my own good, but for the first 6 months I really never let myself have any down time. I visited places that Kevin and I loved together, I got together with tons of girlfriends, I went places on my own…"
Feb 16, 2016
Jack's girl left a comment for CrazyWidow
"Thanks, I look forward to meeting you in Tampa. I'm Sonja"
Feb 15, 2016
CrazyWidow is attending Dianne in Nevada's event
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Camp Widow EAST 2016 at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

March 11, 2016 at 8am to March 13, 2016 at 12pm
Join us for our third EAST COAST Camp in Tampa!http://www.campwidow.org/camp-widow-tampaRoom Reservations at group rate - click here: https://aws.passkey.com/g/50019261See More
Feb 15, 2016
CrazyWidow replied to Dianne in Nevada's discussion Who's going to Camp Widow Tampa 2016? Let's get acquainted!
"I think most people come alone, so in that, you won't be alone. *hugs* It'll be nice to meet you."
Feb 15, 2016
CrazyWidow replied to Dianne in Nevada's discussion Who's going to Camp Widow Tampa 2016? Let's get acquainted!
"Cookie I'm so glad you're attending, it will be nice to meet you."
Feb 15, 2016
CrazyWidow replied to Dianne in Nevada's discussion Who's going to Camp Widow Tampa 2016? Let's get acquainted!
"Hi Everyone! This will be my 5th camp, I can't believe it! It's always such an amazing experience. I'll be presenting the Healing through Nature & Travel workshop, so I hope to see some of you in that."
Feb 15, 2016
CrazyWidow commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 80s
"I'd love to meet some of you in person. I lost my husband in 2008 and have been on here for several years. I was 24 when he passed away and it sucked. It still does. It's amazing how often the grief finds its way back into my life.…"
Feb 15, 2016
CrazyWidow commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 80s
"Hugs and love KayeL that's so tough"
Feb 15, 2016
CrazyWidow is attending Dianne in Nevada's event
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Camp Widow CANADA 2014 at Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre

September 26, 2014 at 8am to September 28, 2014 at 12pm
Join us for our very first Camp Widow CANADA ... in Toronto!!! You'll find the info here:   www.campwidow.org Join the conversation of those who will be going to Toronto here:  http://widowedvillage.org/forum/topics/who-s-going-to-camp-widow-canada-in-toronto-let-s-get-acquaintedSee More
Aug 19, 2014
CrazyWidow liked Dianne in Nevada's discussion Who's going to Camp Widow CANADA in Toronto? Let's get acquainted!
Aug 19, 2014
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Aug 19, 2014
CrazyWidow replied to Dianne in Nevada's discussion Who's going to Camp Widow CANADA in Toronto? Let's get acquainted!
"I'm looking forward to meeting you as well Renee! -Brenda"
Aug 19, 2014

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CrazyWidow's Blog

Counting

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 7:26am 4 Comments

I'm approaching the 5 year sadversary since Kevin died.  I knew that this significant amount of time would probably have a great affect on me.  I also knew that running my Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to publish our love and loss memoir and having it end on that 5 year sadversary would trigger things.  I prepared myself as much as possible by cheering myself on, but I didn't think much beyond that.

Last night I had a date night with NH and I felt myself pushing away…

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The Smell of Hockey

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 4:50pm 0 Comments

Posted 10/7 on my blog, brendaleefree.com

I toured a nice hockey facility in Annville today for my daytime job, and in the locker room, the stench hit me.  Sweat.  Sweaty gear smell.  Hockey stench.  Kevin.

Just a couple of months after Kevin died, I went through his hockey gear bag and the stench flashed me back to another time.  Smell has still been one of the…

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Sharing too Publicy

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 9:44am 6 Comments

I have  a fairly public blog where I used to share every intimate detail of widowhood.  Now I'm terrified to do so.

I started crazywidow.info after theboitsons.info was no longer made for 2...I began documenting everything I was going through.  In the past year I renamed it brendaleefree.com to be more about my life in general, not just widowhood.  But now, especially after remarriage, I feel terrified to share about widowhood on my blog.  I think it mostly has to do with…

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Twas the Day Before Christmas...For the Grieving

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 6:02am 3 Comments

I wrote this for me, and for you, this Christmas season.

Twas the Day Before Christmas...For the Grieving

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At 10:08am on February 15, 2016, Jack's girl said…
Thanks, I look forward to meeting you in Tampa. I'm Sonja
At 3:30pm on July 23, 2014, Bruja said…
Thanks for the friend request, sorry it took me so long to get on here to accept. Hope you're having a good day. Hugs bruja
At 1:20pm on July 18, 2014, heart1980 said…

Hi my name is Heart1980 Linda

At 5:36pm on August 7, 2012, crazzy kitty (Jane) said…

Thank you for friending me. So new to this site. Hoping it feels right.

At 7:41pm on June 13, 2012, justme... said…

Thank you and I can use the hugs!! :-)

At 6:17pm on June 10, 2012, Enjoyn'Life1950 said…

Yes, I never thought I would be on a site such as this, but life does not always turn out as we would like it to.

I actually started a meetup group in Portland, Oregon called Portland Area Widowed Singles 50+, for those of us over 50 who are widowed.  I started it last year and now have 60 members, of course waaaaaay more women than men, but I think men have aversions to joining groups..  Anyway, this group has been a great source of support but I am always looking for new friends, new ideas on meeting subjects, meeting places, etc.

I have been a widow since April 9,2008 - how about you?

At 5:06pm on May 20, 2012, Dianne in Nevada said…

Hope it's been a fabulous day. Happy Birthday, Brenda!

At 11:04pm on May 7, 2012, Greggies Widow said…

Love ya !

At 4:25pm on May 6, 2012, BrittneyR said…

Thanks for the welcome! Glad to find a place where others understand the journey I'm on.

At 2:03pm on May 6, 2012, Jeanine said…

Yep.... I found the information...  looks interesting!

 
 
 

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