"Hi Teresa,In Australia the coroner gives you a code, so you can check in with them about the autopsy. My husband died of Aortic Dissection at 40. It took a long time to get the certificate but they did ring me when they were certain this was what it…"
"Sweet family pictures. Sweet memories. I look at my pictures every day and read text messages often. I'm newly widowed as of July 27 and it is still so raw. After reading many other blogs, it seems to always be a painful memory but learning to…"
"SFbayI feel this way all the time. I was born in 79 and he was born in 76. He walked out the door and I went looking for him when he didn't come back. I found him gone (heart related) on my front door step. My youngest has the same thing wrong…"
Sweet family pictures. Sweet memories. I look at my pictures every day and read text messages often. I'm newly widowed as of July 27 and it is still so raw. After reading many other blogs, it seems to always be a painful memory but learning to live with the pain.
I'm new to this, and not sure how it works. Is this where I send you a message? Thank you for reaching out to me. I could use a friend. I've been so exhausted. I feel like something is physically wrong with me. Is this normal with grief?
Just wanted to check in and see how things are going. I hope you've had some progress with the financial side of things. Just another incredibly stressful thing to deal with, isn't it? Any more thoughts on Ballarat? A change could be a blessing in disguise. I wasn't sure about moving back to Melbourne, until I got there and thought - nope - too many memories. Felt like I needed to start afresh and can't say I regret the move to Tassie. It really is stunning down here. Been kept busy with sorting out my new place, but I have a sneaking suspicion once I have time to stop then its all going to hit me anew. I have found a fellow widow down here and have met up for a chat with her. There really is nothing like having someone who 'gets it' to chat to. I hope you've found some support in Melbourne. There's no organised group down here so I'm liasing with First Light to try and get a group going.....will see how we go!
I wanted to check in and see how you are doing. I'm sorry I've been away a while - I left the United States not long after our last conversation, so I've been dealing with jet lag and general 'moving country' stuff.
I'm in Brisbane at the moment - gorgeous weather up here. How is Melbourne? I'm flying into Melbourne on Wednesday - Friday will be the 12month anniversay of Mike's death so his friends have organised a get-together. Ugh. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone but of course, it will also suck big time.
I've been thinking about you, hoping you are being supported, and that you are getting through the days.
Soaring Spirits International has partnered with First Light Widowed Association, an organization for widowed people in Australia, to provide a private forum for our Aussie widows to connect. In addition to this online community, First Light hosts local catch ups throughout the country and is working with Soaring Spirits to bring Camp Widow to Australia in the future.
Here's a link to the private group page here in the Village: