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Ladybird
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  • New York, NY
  • United States
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Ladybird commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Country girl - I understand just how you're feeling..I lost my husband, Matthew, almost 2 1/2 months ago - suddenly - and I am feeling worse than I have been in the last couple of week. I deal with different emotions almost on the hour -…"
Oct 27, 2016
MarkD replied to Ladybird's discussion New Member in the group Widowed in 2016
"Kim and Ladybird, I have been attending a Griefshare support group for 6 weeks. It has been beneficial for me. I think that the mixture of loss does add even more value for me. There are different perspectives from each group. Because of this, I am…"
Oct 17, 2016
Kim replied to Ladybird's discussion New Member in the group Widowed in 2016
"I'm surprised there are not more where you live considering it is NYC.  I live in a city of 75000 and there are actually 3 GriefShare groups currently going on there. I actually accidently found it or maybe it wasn't an accident at…"
Oct 17, 2016
Ladybird replied to Ladybird's discussion New Member in the group Widowed in 2016
"HI MarkD, Thank you for your kind thoughts and I am so sorry for your loss.  I've also heard that the price of love is grief. I suppose that's true, but it's so awfully painful.  Kim"
Oct 17, 2016
Ladybird replied to Ladybird's discussion New Member in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Kim, I'm so sorry for your loss. I have been thinking about attending a Grief Share group - I live in NYC and I'm very surprised to see that there are not that many support groups available for widows/widowers, especially those who are…"
Oct 17, 2016
MarkD replied to Ladybird's discussion New Member in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hello Ladybird, I am so sorry for your loss. I joined this site in August. Amy and I were married for almost 35 years. She died from a sudden illness on June 28 of this year. It is still a fog. The pain, as you know, is relentless and will pop up at…"
Oct 7, 2016
Kim replied to Ladybird's discussion New Member in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Ladybird. My name is Kim as well. I have been on my journey for 9months and 3 weeks. I lost my husband to an extremely rare and aggressive cancer. It was a brief illness and it was like a tornado came crashing in and took him just like that.…"
Oct 6, 2016
Ladybird replied to Ladybird's discussion New Member in the group Widowed in 2016
"HI Moonstone, I"m so sorry for your loss...I know how devastating your pain is. When they say grief is a roller coaster ride, I didn't realize how true it was. Some days I can get up without crying (although I'll cry at night) and…"
Oct 6, 2016
Ladybird replied to Ladybird's discussion New Member in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Porkchop, Thank you so much for your response and I'm so sorry for your loss. The amount of time we were with our beloveds doesn't change the intensity of our love for them. and it is so cruel that they were taken away from us.  I…"
Oct 6, 2016
Ladybird replied to Ladybird's discussion New Member in the group Widowed in 2016
"Thank you for your response, Amy. My real name is kim, but for some reason, my husband Matthew nicknamed me "Ladybird" soon after we started dating, and it stuck.  I also started therapy with a grief therapist and am hopefully going…"
Oct 6, 2016
moonstone replied to Ladybird's discussion New Member in the group Widowed in 2016
"I'm so sorry for your loss.  I lost my guy in June, and we had been together for two years.  We were to be married in July.  He was only 30, his death was unexpected.  I'm 37.  We were so grateful for one another…"
Oct 4, 2016
Porkchop replied to Ladybird's discussion New Member in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Ladybird, I have been silently following the group for a while, but I like you, didn't get much time with my soulmate.  My wonderful husband died suddenly on August 31st at the age of 30.  We had only known each other for 2 years…"
Oct 4, 2016
daringtoday replied to Ladybird's discussion New Member in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Ladybird, I'm Amy. I can really relate to your experience. I lost my partner, Loren, very suddenly on March 22nd. We had only known each other nine months when he died, but like you with your Matthew, I know he was my soulmate. I've…"
Oct 4, 2016
Ladybird added a discussion to the group Widowed in 2016
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HI all,I just joined Widdowed Village over the weekend. My sweet husband, Matthew, died suddenly on August 21st at the age of 48.  We were married in 2013 after knowing each other for 2 years. We met each other when I was 46 years old - it took me 46 years for me to find my soulmate and I lost him in a blink of an eye. I am, as all of you are, devastated. It's been six weeks and my despair seems to have increased - I vacillate between shock and despair and my feelings of sadness have only…See More
Oct 3, 2016
judy left a comment for Ladybird
"Hi Ladybird, Welcome to Widowed Village. I am very sorry for your loss, but happy that you found us. You will find caring, loving support and friendship here.   Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Ask…"
Oct 1, 2016

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At 4:33pm on October 1, 2016, judy said…

Hi Ladybird,

Welcome to Widowed Village. I am very sorry for your loss, but happy that you found us. You will find caring, loving 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.  Come in the chat room which is available 24/7 to you.  I look forward to getting to know you and support you through your journey.

 

 
 
 

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