"Melissa - Thank you. It's nice to know I am not alone.
After reading the previous posts about "the death", perhaps I need to write my story as I have not told anyone, nor written it. Gary was not at all…"
"Oh my!! Yes, we can often postpone and bury grief.... I did so after my first husband died by working. But, when my father died it seemed to trigger the suppressed grief. Writing helped me, and has helped other…"
"Shelley... I often call a friend, maybe one who is also widowed. I remind myself I am still alive, and what do I want to do with the rest of my life. I am not saying this makes missing your spouse any easier.....I also sometimes journal,…"
"Yesterday I went with my brother (who had a stroke and lives with me) to the VA to pass out magazines and homemade cookies. We went to the hospice and the nursing home. My late husband stayed in the nursing home for 6 weeks after…"
"I too wanted to sue a hospital....as most people it's not about the money, but about affecting change. I happened across a notice at the hospital for their hospital accredidation, and filed a complaint with them. Although they would…"
"As Memorial Day approaches I realize how many people I knew and loved are dead.
Slick and shelley- I understand what you mean about seeing someone you thought was your husband. I am now to the point where I will just say to myself…"
"A wave a sadness came over me tonight. The strikes in Syria for some reason just triggered bad memories from 9/11, which also made me think of all those I have lost. I have been taking care of my brother for the last year after he…"
"@Doug02122014 - Such a nice photo. The connection is always there, especially when you have children. I have not yet gone to see the movie "Coco", but I like the sentiment that we are connected to those who…"
"#dougn52 - I have met a couple of people who lost their spouses, and when we each found out the other was widowed, we could each talk about our experience without worry. One of the things that bothers me is too many times when I…"
"Dear Peanutbritt: So sorry for your pain. My first husband loved skiing, and also spent every weekend teaching skiing (although in the Poconos, not nearly as cool as Andora).
Keep coming here to read and post. Know you…"
"Doug- I do not think you are overreacting. Perhaps it is because we know of very bad outcomes with these type of situations.
Also, I know for myself after my first husband got cancer and then died, I became much less certain things…"
Gary's wife, Hello there, welcome to WV. This is an awesome site, and the support is caring and loving. I joined in May and I am so glad I found it. It's been wonderful to talk to and get to know people who get "it". Have a blessed day.
Welcome to WV, I am sorry for your loss. I neeive over the next fews days and the succeeding weeks, you will come to appreciate this site like all the members here have always affirmed.
I am just about 2 weekS old in the site and it feels lilke I have known these beautiful companions on WV. Way to. Go. Post whatever issues that bother you on line and you can be sure that members with a wide range of experiences would respond to your queries. Cheers!
Welcome Gary'swife: 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. Post and join in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It"