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I am 55 years old and live in Homestead Florida. I was suddenly widowed in December 2013 when my husband Richard died in surgery ,it was supposed to be a biopsy on his lung it ended in his death.This has been a very hard three months I have found strength when I thought I had none and been more scared and miserable then I thought I could ever be . As they say you find out who your friends are and who they are not .I believe its time for a new chapter new people new beginnings .I use to ask my husband who ,I called Dad he called me Turk are we alright Dad? He would always say yes.Im not alright because he is gone but Ill learn how to be alright again someway for my daughter and my pets .I would always also say are we going to make it Dad of course he would say yes,Ill just have to learn how to make it again .How is the question no one answers.One day at a time.Its just no fun anymore . Everyday I say I miss you Dad.
Leslie I am so sorry for your loss but glad you found us here at Widowed Village. I have found support, love and peace here. I lost my husband January 2011 after his heart surgery. He never woke up. Reach out when you feel down. Here we lift each other up. Sending warm thoughts and hugs your way.
Thanks for being my friend! I was married 28 years & 9 monthes! I'm a Southerner also/ I live in Gadsden,Al(NE Alabama), I have a 23 yr old daughter who lives with me/she's a senior studying to be an elementary school teacher:) so glad she's still at home:)
I'm SO SORRY your husband suffered 8 years & died! John suffered at least 4 years! I was relieved he no longer suffered when he died:(. (felt guilty about being RELIEVED--couldn't even cry when he died or at his funeral:( ) but I DO miss him--he was a HUGE part of my life! & I have cried since! I think I had used up ALL my tears during his suffering!! I'm so thankful John can walk & talk again & is worshipping Jesus & I'll see him again!! It's been 23 monthes now--almost 2 years!
any WHO this isn't all about me--you are hurting too--this site has helped me so much!
Leslie, thank you for reaching out to me...and I am glad that you have come to this site. It provides just immense support, no matter what state of mind you are in. I am not on too often, but touch in from time to time. I'm so sorry for your loss. Be kind to yourself, let yourself take the time you need to feel your grief. I hope you find lots of support during this difficult journey. And know, it does get easier.
I'm so sorry for your loss, but glad you've found us. The Groups are a good place to start; you will find peers with similar circumstances there. The Forums offer discussion on a wide variety of topics. And the Chat Room is a great source of real time support. I hope you will find the same understanding and comfort here that I have.