"So here it is Friday of Memorial weekend. And despite having things to look forward to many things such as a new home I just moved into and our first granbaby on the way, I am having mourning the loss of the many long weekends that John and I spent…"
"Thank you for venting here! Please Please Please don't give up! You don't have to have a smile on your face or be embarassed that you aren't grateful. Especially when you are again, helping a friend pass away. Of course all the…"
"Donna, Thank you so much for asking 'how!' I have been wondering the same thing. Also, my father just went to Hospice so my mom is looking for me to help her in the coming days. I just know what worked for me and as we all travel this…"
Do I cry? Oh yes. I find I cry before and after holiday. I'm already feeling Valentines day. I also find I am more emotional when I eat too much junk food, or dont get enough sleep or don't Excerise. In the past month, my car,…"
Of course you still miss him every day! I can so totally relate. When I was at Widowcamp, I picked up a great book called "I'm Grieving As Fast as I Can." I gave several copies to my close friends and family. They said…"
"Breaca,I can totally relate. I had a lumpectomy this summer and was back in the surgery area where my husband spent so much time. I found it was very lonely to go through it without his support. I also realized how much he went through and never…"
"One of the things I associate much with the loss of my husband is the feeling of being homesick. I can be anywhere - a fabulous resort or stunning beach and I just want to go home. But when I get home, I feel more homesick than ever. Its not the…"
"Happy birthday for tomorrow...we haven't met but I noticed the date and wanted you to know someone was thinking of you...wishing you a peaceful day (I know birthdays can be particularly difficult for us all)"
"Has anyone had to deal with self-esteem issues since the passing of their spouse? My husband (passed 11.1.2010) made me a better person. Since he's been gone, I've seen how my own self worth has decreased. When things happen such as the…"
Hi Babsy. I saw your post on being "homesick" and just wanted to tell you that I completely agree and have the exact same set of feelings myself. I keep thinking that there is somewhere that I can go - home, office, friend's house, favorite B&B, daughter's house...somewhere - and feel better there, feel whole again and like myself. But it never happens, of course, because it simply can't at this point. It isn't a place or a group of people or an activity or "things" or anything else..."home" was the feeling of being known, loved, partnered and with my husband - and that is gone for the time being; maybe forever...I don't know. Anyway, your post was beautifully written and resonated strongly with many of us so I wanted to acknowledge that and to thank you for sharing. I'm so sorry for your loss and hope that you are doing as well as can possibly be expected. Keep writing! Wishing you all the best, Lynne
Happy birthday for tomorrow...we haven't met but I noticed the date and wanted you to know someone was thinking of you...wishing you a peaceful day (I know birthdays can be particularly difficult for us all)
I'm so very sorry for your loss, Babsy, but glad you found us. There is caring support and friendship here. Join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place. You may want to venture into our Chat Room some time, too. I look forward to getting to know you here.
I'm so sorry for your loss Babsy, but I'm so glad you found us. This long and winding road that we are all on can at times be lonly, but as long as we are together and share our experiences we can give comfort to those coming behind us. I've learned so much from others I've met here, and Hope to repay the favor one day.
Welcome, I am so sorry for what brought you here. But i hope you find the comfort and support that we all have. The forums and blogs can be very healing and useful to read. Feel free to enter chat too, we are all very willing to listen. Best wishes for you in this hard time - Elizabeth