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Kimmy
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Kimmy replied to Kimmy's discussion Sadness in the group Widowed in 2017
"I have started seeing a wellness councillor who is helping me understand the bigger picture. I am by no means religious but find her so comforting to talk to i feel safe with her and cry for the whole time im there. She is helping me learn to be…"
Thursday
NancyD replied to Kimmy's discussion Sadness in the group Widowed in 2017
"Yes, ShirleyB, it feels surreal to me too.  I cry a lot.  I'm kind of amazed how much I can cry!  I do think that this great grief is the price I am having to pay for the great love I had.  And while I would never in a…"
Monday
NancyD replied to Kimmy's discussion Sadness in the group Widowed in 2017
"I, too, knew my husband was not going to survive, and yet the end took me by surprise.  I find myself obsessively reliving the last day (that I didn't know was going to be his last) over and over in my mind:  Would I have done…"
Monday
Kimmy replied to Kimmy's discussion Sadness in the group Widowed in 2017
"All you wonderful ladies sharing your story i am so grateful to not be sitting here with my thoughts going round in my head, i started a journel to put my thoughts on paper and im finding that really helps me. I knew my husband was not going to…"
Monday
ShirleyB replied to Kimmy's discussion Sadness in the group Widowed in 2017
"NancyD I so agree with you...trying to remember them as strong able bodied men, not sick and having trouble breathing and simply no longer looking like they did while healthy.  I struggle with that still. When I remember John strong and healthy…"
Monday
ShirleyB replied to Kimmy's discussion Sadness in the group Widowed in 2017
"I think I may only have "better words to share" because I'm five months out and you are only two weeks, Optimisticrealist.  I was trying to really remember where I was at two weeks out and how the Summer was a blur.  And I…"
Monday
NancyD replied to Kimmy's discussion Sadness in the group Widowed in 2017
"I am so sorry for your loss.  My husband Frank died a month ago after a 14 month battle with stomach cancer.  For me too the sadness is overwhelming.  I told a friend yesterday that "each day I wake up to a big bowl of sad…"
Sunday
Kimmy replied to Kimmy's discussion Sadness in the group Widowed in 2017
"Hi guys im so grateful to you both for replying. Owens battle was 9 months and he was 53. Gosh how many tears are shed each day and how many minutes of each day are they missed . Family all lives interstate and friends well you cant aannoy them…"
Oct 14
optimisticrealist replied to Kimmy's discussion Sadness in the group Widowed in 2017
"Hi Kimmy, It's been just over two weeks for me. My Bill's battle with cancer was only two months long and he was only 49. The family and I are, in a way, still trying to figure out what the hell just happened. Not denial, just shock, I…"
Oct 14
ShirleyB replied to Kimmy's discussion Sadness in the group Widowed in 2017
"Hello.  I first want to express my sincere condolences for your loss. I, too, lost my husband to cancer.  He was 49 years old and we fought for 21 months.  John died on May 24th of this year.  142 days ago. The gut wrenching…"
Oct 13
Kimmy added a discussion to the group Widowed in 2017
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Hi my husband Owen passed away 10 days ago. His battle with cancer finally ended. This overwhelming sadness is gut wrenching
Oct 13
eliana left a comment for Kimmy
"Just thought you might be interested in this: Soaring Spirits International has partnered with First Light Widowed Association, an organization for widowed people in Australia, to provide a private forum for our Aussie widows to connect.  In…"
Oct 13
eliana left a comment for Kimmy
"Welcome to Widville, Bunnysown. I am truly sorry for your loss, and hope you find caring support and friendship here. Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Ask here!  You can join the Groups that fit…"
Oct 13

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At 12:37am on October 13, 2017, eliana said…

Just thought you might be interested in this:

Soaring Spirits International has partnered with First Light Widowed Association, an organization for widowed people in Australia, to provide a private forum for our Aussie widows to connect.  In addition to this online community, First Light hosts local catch ups throughout the country and is working with Soaring Spirits to bring Camp Widow to Australia in the future. 

http://widowedvillage.org/group/first-light-widowed-association

take care -- eliana

At 12:29am on October 13, 2017, eliana said…

Welcome to Widville, Kimmy. I am truly sorry for your loss, and hope you find caring support and friendship here.

Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Ask here!  You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Share your story. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place.  I look forward to getting to know you here in Widville. Take care of yourself.

 
 
 

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