"Thanks for the nice note Kerri....and for your kind words about the "letter". Even though I'm putting a lot of work into my own grief...I'm finding that if any of it is helpful to others it makes me feel good.
"@lifeistoshort, unfortunately, that is very normal. I think people feel like they need to be there to help you get through the initial part of it but then they don't know what to do or get back to their "normal" lives. I…"
"Lonelygirl, I know what you mean. I am trying to make my way after 3 1/2 years and am going back to school, volunteering, raising my 3 boys, etc. Sometimes I just think that I am doing "busy" work to avoid the daily living…"
"Hi cutie, I'm also sorry for your loss. What you are going through is very normal. It is very difficult trying to be a single mother, especially when it is not the choice that we made. If there is anything I can do please let…"
"I guess today was better. I have found that I go through this same situation about once a month where I get to a point where I am completely exhausted and begin to just shut down. Right now the exhaustion is worse though I am working a…"
"Wow, it's really awesome that you are able to enjoy who you are and be proud of who you've become. It's not easy to do but so very important if we are to "move on". I am doing things I never would have imagined in my…"
"@carolynne72, I still call my in-laws "in-laws". In many ways they are more my family than my own family is. It can be confusing for others but I don't know how else to refer to them. Generally I tell people that I became…"
"@Ladydragon, you are SO right about feeling like you've lost all direction. I felt that way forever. Thankfully something finally clicked and I started working towards some new and completely different goals in my life, becoming an…"
"Most of my anger comes from my husband choosing to take his own life and leaving me alone to raise 3 boys. I agree that I don't think the anger ever really goes away, I think it lessens over time like the grief does.
"So, it's been 3 years and 5 months since my husband committed suicide. We are celebrating my boys' 3rd birthdays without their father. I am finding that I am angrier now than I have been in a LONG time. I'm angry at…"
"Oh, I am so sorry. I can't even imagine the pain you must feel. Yes, Miranda is your first child and she will always be. You need to realize that it takes time to understand those minute details. You have hit a new stage…"
Thanks for the nice note Kerri....and for your kind words about the "letter". Even though I'm putting a lot of work into my own grief...I'm finding that if any of it is helpful to others it makes me feel good.
I hope we can be "friends" here. I live in Leawood....people tend to have a better sense where Overland Park is on the map, so most of the time I just tell people I live there. It's almost across the street anyway.
Hi Kerry, We are definitely neighbors! I live in Abilene and work in Salina. We live very close to each other. I am new to this site. As you I guess I am looking for friends that understand. I lost my wife in 2008 from Cancer. I hope you are finding happiness again. Take Care and have a Good week! Rick
Kerri, welcome to our new village! I'll send you invites to the parents' groups in a little bit, please bear with us while the site is under construction -- and thanks for your willingness to help us build something new!