"Yes, I will be there at Camp Widow West! Look forward to seeing many of you.
I'm coming up on my two year anniversary. The second year is hard, but, for me, it wasn't as difficult as the first. I'm still lonely, a bit lost, and…"
"Speaking of dreams - I hadn't had a dream about Rawley for quite some time until this morning just before I woke up. It was an odd one, but I remembered most of it and promptly wrote it down so I wouldn't forget.
I was wandering…"
"Thank you, Judy. I do feel better today and am glad Valentine's Day is over for another year. I appreciate everyone's comments. It is a comfort to know that there are kindred hearts out there who can relate to how I feel. "
"Do any of you every get mad? I am feeling angry today because I do so much in my late husband's memory... spread ashes, light candles, write poems, have memorials, cry at songs, toast glasses of Champagne, hug his clothes, kiss his photo,…"
"I am glad Valentine's Day is behind us. It was a hard day for me, especially the evening. I didn't have any plans, so I stayed home and listened to love songs. I wailed along with Whitney Houston to "I Will Always Love…"
My two year sadiversary will be May 5. I was surprised at how difficult this second year has been so far. Not as deeply sorrowful and anguishing as the first year, but difficult in all the ways most of you have…"
"Oh, Diane, my heart goes out to you. I'm so sorry that life has taken such a toll on you that you don't feel any joy or purpose for living. This widowhood stuff is not for wusses! Please know that there are hundreds of…"
"Oh, Joyce, that's not a stupid post. Leave the sheet untucked for as long as it feels right. I moved over to sleep on Rawley's side of the bed the night after he died, partly because he died in bed lying on my side and I…"
Oh, I so get what you're saying. The hurt is there, deeper than ever, especially as I trudge through another holiday season without my love - without a kiss, a tender touch, a grand conversation, a road trip, an intimate moment,…"
"Tonight I'd be celebrating my 29th wedding anniversary. I scattered some of Rawley's ashes into the bay (Tomales, in California) off the deck of the cottage I rented. My best friend is with me and we toasted the New Year and my…"
"KnewIwasloved: You are not alone. We're all here and have been through the same thing. We understand. Feel the hugs coming through cyberspace.
The holidays are especially difficult, but you'll get through. Make some new memories with…"
"Yes, I have been shaken by the Sandy Hook school tragedy. I am an elementary school teacher in California, and I think that all teachers took it pretty hard.
My other thought was that my dear departed husband, a former teacher himself, might be…"
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Lily, I'm so sorry for your loss, I also lost my husband in 2011. I was lucky to have found this site just 3 weeks after I lost him. Having everyone here beside me while I travel this journey has kept me going over the past year. I hope you find the same support and understanding that I have. Welcome!
Welcome Lily: I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad you found your way to this site. I know you will find the same comfort and understanding here at Widowed Village that I have. In the beginning I just read the blogs and posts and lurked in chat. Post and join us in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It"
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