"Breaks are a good thing:). Packing to move always evokes memories even in the best of circumstances.
I am going to stay put I hope for a couple of years in my home. I did however have a tough time a couple weeks ago when our community had a garage…"
"I totally get the chore thing and i am impressed at the things others are taking on. I don't have any children so I get all the chores. Overall I am doing OK with them but changing the lightbulbs in the ceiling and outside at the front door…"
I am approaching one year on May 15. After my husband passed away, I sold our 23 year business and retired. I could not bare to work daily without him. Overall I am glad I sold but do miss the structure that working gives you. So, there…"
"Thanks for your comment. I lost Rafael 6 months ago this past Saturday. I've been keeping busy with family and friends, which does help alot. But, I still have "a grief wave" hit every now and then, which is to be…"
My husband, Steve, was a CPA and we worked together the last 23 years together in our consulting firm, selling and implementing Microsoft Dynamics.
Steve was diagnosed in the fall of 2009. When we reflect on what could have caused…"
"Hi. I am coming up on 4 months since my husband passed away from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on May 15th. I feel I am doing pretty good, like three steps forward, one back. Now that is progress, however, it is getting harder to handle the…"
"My heart goes out to those who lost a husband suddenly. Not having any time to prepare, if that is even possible. My husband had IPF for just over two years. Of course when he was hospitalized on May 6 I never thought he would pass away onMay…"
"To help me sort and get rid of stuff I am redecorating two bedrooms and bath. Since I'm xgetting new carpet and paint I have to empty closets too.
I tend to get spurts of energy when I can cope with letting go.
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"Hi, I am so tired of going through things! Had to empty out both my husband's office and mine and MORE as we owneda sub S corporation for 23 years, which I sold. Plus, all of his personal belongings. Plus 38 years of married memories and stuff!…"
"I know exactly how you feel. My husband, also, Steve, was trying to get on a lung transplant list. I received follow ups for appointments from his Pulmonary doctore not once but twice! It is so insensitive!!! And incompodent. Makes me angry at that…"
"God bless all of you who have lost a husband followed by a parent. I lost my husband 3 months ago August 15, my mom 18 years ago August 16 and we would have celebrated our 38th anniversary on August 17. What a rush of emotions!"
"Poppy Girl, I know exactly how you feel. Friday would have been our 38th anniversary. My husband passed away 3 months ago. We spread his ashes on Friday. That really helped with more closure.
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Thanks for your comment. I lost Rafael 6 months ago this past Saturday. I've been keeping busy with family and friends, which does help alot. But, I still have "a grief wave" hit every now and then, which is to be expected. Funny that you were in Chicago over the weekend -- how was the fundraiser? Take care of yourself -- I'll be thinking and praying for you.
Welcome KMl: 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 us in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It".