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The Facebook Dilemma

Started this discussion. Last reply by Enzo May 9, 2014. 26 Replies

July 5th marked the 3rd sadaversary of my dear husband's death.  I have been in limbo these years.  I still feel married...but, I'm a widow.My Facebook status still says married and I am linked to my…Continue

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I Am a Terrible Single Parent

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sad Oct 6, 2014. 12 Replies

I have been focused on my own grief and the financial, legal, and day-to-day responsibilities of managing our family alone, I have not been a good mother to my semi-adult children.  (All are in…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Irishwidow Aug 11, 2015. 22 Replies

Do any of you fatigued all the time? The weight of my grief is like a mill stone around my neck.  I'm in slow motion all the body, my mind...every part of myself.  I'm sure some fatigue is…Continue


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A Wedding with Tears...of Joy!

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 6:59pm 9 Comments

One of my sons got married this weekend.  He is the first of my children to wed.  I feared that not having my husband by my side as we watched our son become a husband…


Posted on January 15, 2013 at 7:11pm 4 Comments

Sometimes smiling is the greatest act of defiance, 
& sometimes asking for help is the most meaningful example of self-reliance.
Sometimes the best medicine is to just laugh until you…

Another Christmas Behind Me...

Posted on December 30, 2012 at 8:03pm 0 Comments

I made it through another holiday season.  I didn’t shed a single public tear.  People don’t want to hear about loss or watch you grieve when everything is so festive.  The grieving are dark spirits in a season of laughter and light. 

Christmas has been extraordinarily hard for me for many years.  I buried my father…

Losing Something

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 5:19pm 4 Comments

I have a lovely pair of 28 carat gold earrings that my father-in-law brought back to me from Saudi Arabia early in my marriage.  The earrings are simple and beautiful…and for many years, I wore them exclusively.  
When my late husband finished dental…

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At 2:50pm on October 3, 2013, JPSwifeCathy said…
Hi Cyna,
I really enjoyed chatting with you last night! It lifted my spirit:). Cathy
At 2:39pm on April 25, 2012, CrazyWidow said…

I loved meeting you and your mother!

At 5:53am on April 11, 2012, Dianne in Nevada said…

Happy Birthday, Cyna!  I can't wait to meet you in person next week!

At 4:44am on April 11, 2012, Denise said…
Happy Birthday!
At 1:29am on April 11, 2012, Lisa (lost) Lamb said…

Cyna, I just wanted to stop by and wish you a happy Birthday, I wish you much peace on your special day.

At 5:49am on August 28, 2011, Dianne in Nevada said…

I've gotten behind in reading my favorite blogs so have taken time this morning to catch up. Your words are beautiful and so honest and they so very often speak to me directly. Just wanted to say 'thank you' and please keep sharing.

And I'm thrilled to think we could meet in Myrtle Beach. I do hope you'll be able to attend. Remember, the Extreme Early Bird Registration ends August 31 if you'd like to save some $$.

At 6:18am on April 11, 2011,
Soaring Spirits
Hope you have a peaceful birthday with some memories, some reminders of where you are today, and some hope for next year's celebration. And I hope you get to eat something special, something you really really like... you deserve a treat or two!
At 9:49pm on April 10, 2011, Dianne in Nevada said…

Hoping your special day is filled with wonderful memories that bring a smile to your heart. Happy Birthday, Cyna.

I hope you don't mind that I posted the wonderful Pooh video on the home page. Those words are just so special and can apply to all of us here.

At 1:39pm on March 21, 2011, Boo said…
Welcome to the Village ... please know that this is a safe and warm environment and I hope you will love it here as much as I do.  You may like to join a group (e.g. the decade you were born in, or if you were suddenly widowed, etc so that you can chat with other widows in a similar situation ...)  Please don't hesitate to join in with any of the discussions, or even start one of your own.  And, just say if you'd like some help with navigating the site x
At 11:39am on March 21, 2011,
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