"I have 2 outings lined up for today and tomorrow with 2 of my gal pals. This is the 1st since I returned from Philly on June 15. I think I'm making strides.
One thing I keep reminding myself of is that if you keep turning down…"
"Very hard for me as well. My son has his family and friends that they’d get together with as does my brother. My mom is in a rehab facility following a stroke so spent my afternoon with her. While my husband was still alive,…"
"Slick, I would have written earlier to your sad post but my Mom had a stroke a week ago and I’ve dine nothing but be at her bedside, check her mail and take care of things for her. I really hope you hang in there with us. I have…"
"Hello Wood, Welcome to our group. This is not a journey any one of us wants to be on but comforting to know you have a place where you can share your grief to those who understand. So sorry for the loss of your wife. Your…"
"Shelley, I feel your pain. I must be brief as my mom is in the hospital after suffering a stroke and heading there.
My best remedy was to go for long walks in the park. I would drive to different city parks and walk while enjoying…"
"I hit 7 years yesterday. With my girlfriend and MIL along, we have been spending the week in Philly and filling each day with lots of sightseeing and interesting activities that have been so therapeutic in passing a milestone. Family, friend,…"
"Rite and Melissa,
your letters remind me of my first few years. I’d read a good book or watch a good movie and think to myself that Barney would enjoy this. Then I’d get so darn sad at the reality of him never getting to see…"
"LP, so sorry you had this painful experience with your friend. Sadly, it will happen again and again. We here get it- those outside can’t. Give them a wide berth because one day they will be in our group as well. Stay…"
"Reading all your posts about guilt reminds me of how I felt when my husband was diagnosed and we were told that the cancer had metastasized and there really wasn't too many options for him. He'd been hiding his illness for at least a…"
"When my husband was diagnosed, it was at the hospital where I worked with the medical staff and therefore, he was seen by the chiefs in the specialty. Needless to say, his care was excellent. At the hospice, because of my connections, he…"
"Riet and Whoever else is interested, I was given a book soon after my husband passed that helped me immensely day by day. It is "Living With Loss" by Ellen Sue Stern. These are meditations for grieving widows. It is like…"
"Hello Riet, I'm going to chime in on not making any big decisions the first year. I had hired several handymen to do some work on the house and yard a few months after my husband passed. All three took advantage of me because…"
"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,…"
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I am recently retired from a very demanding profession and am still learning how to be retired. I keep busy with my jewelry designing, sewing and art. I will be volunteering at our history and science museum. I love the arts, gardening and travel.
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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"