Hi Bonnie, I saw your question about wearing your rings. I still wear mine and I wear his wedding band on a simple gold chain. I don't know how long I will want to wear it, but I've been thinking that maybe up to a year would be an appropriate time to show that I'm grieving. I appreciated you sharing from griefshare I think it was. God bless~
Bonnie -- I am glad you came back to Widowed Village. I am so sorry for your loss. Please do not feel as if you should be on any kind of timetable -- the holidays are here and you'll be marking the one-year anniversary soon afterwards. There is no timetable for grief. Please be gentle with yourself, and let yourself grieve however you need to grieve.
I read the Widow's Voice blog for almost a year before I decided to join Widville, and even then I just read posts for a while before I felt comfortable joining in. I understand that it can be sometimes be difficult to read some people's stories. Please know this is a safe place to say what you need to say to a community of people who can understand your feelings.
I hope Thanksgiving goes as well as it can for you, and I will be thinking of you. Take care of yourself.
Welcome to Widville, Bonnie. I am truly sorry for your loss, and hope you find caring support and friendship here. Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Ask here! You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Share your story. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place. I look forward to getting to know you here in Widville. Take care of yourself.