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At 7:34pm on August 7, 2012, Joyce said…

If I think about the 10 month mark too much I realize how close it is to a year, so I've been trying to push it out of my head.  I love when I have my granddaughters, they are the biggest distraction around.  Went to home depot today for the first time by myself, cried so hard when I walked in that I almost left, but I hung in there.  I had two good things happen this week and I immediately thought about sharing with Tom and it kind of brought me down.    We just have to keep cha cha ing

At 5:44am on July 17, 2012,
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At 4:17pm on July 10, 2012, Joyce said…

I'm sorry about your anniversary today Kat, our 23rd anniversary was May 27th and it just about destroyed me.  I spent the day looking through pictures which made me worse and better at the same time.  You will really be glad you joined here,  found this site 3 weeks after Tom died and it really saved my life.  Hugs

At 10:25am on July 10, 2012, Lynne said…

Hi Kat and welcome.  I am so very sorry for your loss and hope that you will find this site useful to you in some way.  There are many caring people here and, since we're all going through so much of the same thing, everyone understands.  That, in itself, is a nice feeling.  Take care and I wish you all the best.  Lynne

At 9:57am on July 10, 2012, AmyN said…

Hi Kat, my name is Amy...I'm also from Wi. (GB area) Not too many widows around here my age (51) it get's very lonely. My husband died suddenly of a massive heart attack while in Europe for work...He was a runner, and had just arrived and went to work out and only ran for 20 min. and went up to his rm..(they saw this on sec. tape) they found him in his room the next morning still in his workout clothes...that was 9 mo. ago...I'm lost without him...this site is pretty cool because there is always someone on here who knows JUST how you feel...welcome...I'm sorry you have to be here...Amy

At 7:05am on July 10, 2012, Joyce said…

Welcome Kat: I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad you found your way to this site. I know 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"


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