"Dear Riet, those of us who find comfort here in this group do so because we all had wonderful spouses and we miss them so much, Please take time to breathe and know that he may be physically gone but he lives on in your heart, your children,…"
"Cee - yes I have plans for the summer. 1 trip down and 3 to go. Friends and family start making plans at the beginning of the year. Everyone announces what their plans are and I can hop on or let them hop on to what I have in…"
"Shelley and all,
Last night I had trouble falling asleep and kept thinking how much I've missed being held. It'll be 7 years in a few weeks that my husband passed. I thought my cat had cozied up against my back but realized he…"
"SweetMelissa, Sandi and Beth,
We are the lucky ones who can feel the presence of our husbands. I don't want anyone else who hasn't experienced it to feel bad, it may have happened to all of you but you may not have recognized…"
"Shelley - I just feel it and know it's from my husband. Sometimes, I'll just mentally answer a question or an affirmation without thinking. Basically, you just need to be open to it. It may feel like someone has their…"
"I am not a religious person but consider myself spiritual. I believe that you cannot deny what you don't know. I do have a few examples of my late husband's presence in my life. About a year after he passed, he woke me up…"
"Have been reading these posts while traveling and now that I'm home, I wish to add my 2 cents. I'm at year 7 7 in June and although I'm managing my grief better, I still feel my husband's presence and hope that will…"
"Hello Laurel, So sorry for your loss. Welcome to our group. None of us want to be here but since we are, its the place we can all relate and get support from each other. It's been nearly 7 years for me but seems like…"
"Shelley, I can assure you that your husband knew you were there. My husband was unresponsive for the last 2 days of his life and I, too, kept talking to him. I commented that I hope he can hear what I'm saying and he smiled…"
"Hi Don, I know what you mean. I never mowed the lawn before, fixed leaky faucets, repair the toilet, change batteries in smoke alarm and a bunch of other things but I did learn. It was frustrating at first but am now very self…"
"Don, I feel so much relief knowing that you took our suggestions to heart and are seeking counseling and meeting with a grief counselor. It will be such help for you and hopefully lift your spirits and that cloud overhead. Be kind…"
"Don, please think of what your wife would have wanted for you. My husband told me while in hospice that he had the most wonderful 32 years with me and I should also be happy for the time we had and not sad for time we won't. …"
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Hi Barzan...my name is Angela...everyone calls me Angel..going to give you one of my e-mail addresses ....if that's OK with you....that's how I communicate with 2 friends from here...it's so much easier then coming on the site....
i am a widow much longer than u douhave children are they closewithuthathurtsidontknowhow olduare but thetimegoesby very quickly auditsashamewhenu are at odds with ur own flesh and blood cant go to him as i am worried he will start with me and at this point i just cant take it.im not retired as u have to work maybe that keeps me going but not haooyas i should be hope we can be friends.elaine
Welcome Barzan: I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad you found your way to this site. I hope you will find the same comfort and understanding here at Widowed Village that I have. In the beginning I just read the blogs and posts and lurked in chat.You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Post and join in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It"