"In my experience I have come to the conclusion that judgemental people are afraid of people who are different. They live in a very narrow world. I have been fortunate since childhood to being exposed to different people. I am not a religious person…"
"Beloved Peach, I agree with MFARM. I am 78, my sons are in their 50s. My friends ages range from mid forties to 106. Some are widowed,some divorced, some couples. Here at WV we share the same painful bond, and the need to express our pain. Peace to…"
"I was very fortunate no interior damage, did not lose utilities. Cleanup outside. My son had to evacuate and stayed at my house until his utilities were restored. We experienced 120 mph winds and it was scary.I feel badly for people who had 185 mph…"
"Two months ago was the anniversary of Bob's passing. I am also more at peace. I live in Ft. Lauderdale and after going through hurricane Irma I realized I could handle tough situations. I am feeling stronger and more confident in myself. Peace…"
"I am in the Ft. Lauderdale area and the bands of Irma are over us now. I decided not to evacuate. My son and his wife were in an evacuation area and they are staying at my house.I was afraid of being caught on the highway. There are no hotel rooms…"
"Bob has been gone 4 years and I still wear a wedding ring. I have been on the habit of removing my rings and watch when I get home. Several months ago when I reached into the drawer to get my rings Without looking I picked up Bob's wedding…"
"I have heard so many stories like this, that I am positive I would never date. I am fortunate that I have good family relationships and have a comfortable lifestyle. I have found that most people in our age group have a lot of baggage and I have no…"
"No hesitation I would do it all over again. July 5 will be four years since I lost Bob. The first two years were very difficult. Now I spend more time thinking about all the good times we shared. Peace to all."
"Callie2, your words to be comfortable in our own skin really hit home with me. I guess I am able to adjust to my pain by accepting my reality. I miss Bob everyday, but I rarely cry now. Bob is gone almost 4 years, and I have worked very hard to…"
"I also still feel married to Bob. We were together for almost 58 years, married for 53 years. Bob died July 5 2013. The last few years of his life were difficult but before that we had a very good life.I still wear my wedding ring of my left hand…"
"Athena, I feel exactly the way you do. I miss Bob everyday and I realize that no one else could replace him. I have met several nice men, but have no desire to be anything more than friends with them. I guess I have adjusted to my situation. Peace…"
"I often cook for 2 and freeze half and eat it within 2 weeks. I like fish and I often buy frozen portion bags. I used to get in a rut eating the same foods so using the portioned food gives me a lot more variety and it is very convenient."
"I also like "alone time" and I clean a lot. When Bob was well he always helped with the cleaning. I keep things the same way, including the many pictures, books and knickknacks. I guess I have not fully let go of our past life. Before I go…"
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