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Gigi
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  • Winchester, CA
  • United States
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Gigi replied to Carousel's discussion Hard Couple of Days in the group Widowed in 2020
"Hi -- I remember you from the zoom call. I'm sorry you've been having such a hard time. My husband died suddenly 5 months ago and it does get better. Sure, I still have my days where I sit around and can't do anything and I still have…"
Jul 30
Gigi replied to Gigi's discussion Father's Day in the group Widowed in 2020
"Thanks for your message. It helps me to know I'm not the only one who has left everything the same was it was. His baseball cap is on the hook by the door; his sweatshirt is on the barstool (which always bugged me, but now I leave it…"
Jun 24
Gigi replied to MLSV4's discussion I Understand in the group Widowed in 2020
"Rere -- I was just reading about good and evil -- without evil in the world, we wouldn't know good. Without sadness, we wouldn't know happiness. I hope that makes sense. Also, where was God when you're husband died such a traumatic…"
Jun 24
Gigi replied to MLSV4's discussion I Understand in the group Widowed in 2020
"Barbee - your email made me laugh. I could just picture the "4" of you in the motorhome. Am so happy for you that you have this new life with someone special. Thanks for the other "tips" too!!"
Jun 24
Rere replied to Gigi's discussion Father's Day in the group Widowed in 2020
"Gigi, I am sorry your adult children have not been supportive. I do not believe that it is unhealthy to leave all of his stuff as it was. I have done the same with absolutely everything of his. I also think he is coming back, because I cannot face…"
Jun 24
Gigi replied to Gigi's discussion Father's Day in the group Widowed in 2020
"Thanks for your input -- I need to think more about others who are also affected. Thanks for those thoughts. I also read your reply to Rere and your comments from your devotional. I'm also a Christian and was just reading that God promises us a…"
Jun 24
MLSV4 replied to Gigi's discussion Father's Day in the group Widowed in 2020
" I'm so sorry Rere,  I'm not sure easy will ever come but I think manageable will.  Friends of mine who have lost their husbands unexpectedly and due to illness tell me this is how it is.  I just miss my husband as well…"
Jun 24
MLSV4 replied to Gigi's discussion Father's Day in the group Widowed in 2020
"Hi all, We all get it, wondering when this will end? The loneliness and the sadness.  I don't think the kids understand fully the loss of a life partner.  But we only understand what directly effects us - that maybe why Carol the kids…"
Jun 24
Gigi replied to drgayle's discussion having a hard time in the group Born in the 50s
"I have nothing to say to help you, except that I also get panic attacks when I wake up in the middle of the night and realize I'm alone. Realizing it's a panic attack helps me talk myself out of it, but it is still scary. Just know…"
Jun 23
Gigi replied to Gigi's discussion Father's Day in the group Widowed in 2020
"Rere -- at least your kids were with you. My adult kids all ignored me and I found that day so lonely and painful. I talk to my husband sometimes - I also haven't touched any of his stuff which helps me think he's coming back - probably…"
Jun 23
Rere replied to Gigi's discussion Father's Day in the group Widowed in 2020
"Father's Day was quite painful. I just lost my husband April 28th. Our three grown children came over and we looked at many pictures and tried to remember the good memories. It passed the time, but in the end, seemed to almost make things…"
Jun 23
Gigi replied to Gigi's discussion Father's Day in the group Widowed in 2020
"Sounds like we had similar days. I cried so much I've been sick -- think I dehydrated! Glad I met you! Carol"
Jun 22
Maralina replied to Gigi's discussion Father's Day in the group Widowed in 2020
"Hi Carol,   Like you I am by myself.  I have a cried a bunch and lost myself in the tv.  I am cooking what I would have made Frank for Father's day.  Celebrating what a wonderful father he was.  Ribs, potato salad and…"
Jun 21
Gigi added a discussion to the group Widowed in 2020
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Father's Day

For us women in this group, this is our first Father's Day without our husbands. How are you all getting through it?Normally, we'd have a family meet-up and BBQ / swim party. Today....nothing. I know it's hard on my adult kids but it's also hard on me and they don't get that. What used to be a great family celebration of a father, is now just a lonely day of me longing for what no longer is. So what are some of you doing to get through today?CarolSee More
Jun 21
Gigi replied to MLSV4's discussion I Understand in the group Widowed in 2020
"My mother died one month ago today. My dad called 911 because she was acting strangely - turned out she had a brain bleed. This was on a Monday morning. The hospital would not allow my dad in to see her. Tues afternoon they allowed him in, as she…"
Jun 21
Gigi commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2020
"Hi Julia B. -- It was nice to meet you on the zoom call. I'm so sorry for the loss of Sheri. Prayers for you and hope to see you on other zooms. Carol"
Jun 18

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At 6:23pm on May 18, 2020, Tracey said…

Carol, 

I just saw your message.  I talked it over with my children and this past weekend, we made the decision to not go forth with a service.  We have hardly any family.  Friends are from various states and with covid restrictions, it would be difficult.  Mostly, though, it was that we said at this point, we don’t need one.  Obviously still grieving very much, but the time for that type of closure and seeing people is over for us.  We will have a celebration of life some time in the future.   Everyone feels differently and has to do what makes them feel good in their heart.

Tracey

At 11:35am on April 15, 2020, Dianne in Nevada said…

Welcome to Widville, Gigi. I'm so sorry for your loss, but pleased you found us. You’ll find caring support and friendship here.

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