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I lost my wife in July 2014. We grew up two blocks apart and attended the same schools since 1st grade, usually seated next to each other. When we re-met at our high school reunion, we were surprised to discover that during our years apart we had developed identical interests, habits, and beliefs and were truly soulmates. Our fairytale romance grew stronger and more intense from the first day till the last. So happy to have found each other we spent nearly every minute of every day clinging to one another for dear life lest anything ever separate us again. But in spite of all our precautions, an unexpected fatal disease from Hell managed to do just that: CJD (Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease).
Hi Chris, yes there are men here as well, a fair number but likely there never will be as many as the women. I saw the same at the two Camp Widows I've attended, and likely will at this years Toronto. It's a good place, here and the camps to find support.
Chris, so sorry for your loss. You have posted very beautiful pictures of your family, thanks for sharing them with us. As hard as it must feel it is a way of healing. It is not an easy road to journey by oneself. In my three years on this journey of grief I have found the Lord to be my constant comfort and peace. He is always there for me, even on those days when I feel I cannot go on. I am currently in the process of selling my home of 31 years, 28 with my beloved, Martin. As I am packing to move to another state to be close to family I have moments of wanting to shut down, but somehow the Lord picks me up and moves me forward. Moving from a home that we built together and raised our sons feels like death all over again. People who have not been through such losses just don't get it. This feels like such a safe place to vent feeling of loss as well as joys. Take care and may God be with you as you continue your journey through the valleys of grief.
Sorry you are here, but it is a good place to be. My husband passed almost two years ago (2/2/13) from complications of MS. Long, difficult struggle for many years. We, too, met in school and had known each other for almost sixty years. Not too many memories without him. Be gentle with yourself.
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.
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