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I've never blogged, but here goes. I'm a new widow and am not sure who or what I am anymore. I recently retired to take care of my husband, he was hospitalized 3 days after I retired and returned home after 5 weeks for 6 days before he died. I was raising 5 grandkids, however 3 are now again with their parents. I am envolved with my parish choirs and have almost 10 grandkids. I watch my 6 year old grandson who is autistic and help when I can. I have 5 grown children and love to spend time with my family. I spend my vacations camping in my [email protected] teardrop with my grandkids.


a link to my husband singing you can only see the top of his head because he sits in a wheel chair in the front


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Coming home for Christmas

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 10:25am 4 Comments


Hi all,

 Many here may not know my story.  I’ve been widowed about a year and a half.  I found this wonderful place last year, met some wonderful people who helped me find hope.  I fell in love and married one of them, Ron.  …


The day you died remembering Mark a year later

Posted on August 8, 2013 at 2:14pm 2 Comments

I posted this when I came to widow village, it’s been a year since that day.  I’m so grateful for the hope, voice, and love that you have all given me.  Our loved ones will always be in our hearts and amazingly help us form our futures without them.  Love you Mark….



life, death, and what comes after

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 5:25pm 5 Comments



Inspired by a trip to Mt. Saint Helens


I had a life and it was full

Of children, Mark, machines and medicine.

There was laughter, pain, stories to be told and retold.…


The unraveling of a life...

Posted on May 18, 2013 at 1:48pm 12 Comments

It started 6 years ago, I’d patched him together so many times, but the stitches just wouldn’t hold.  Dialysis would help give him time until he could get a kidney they said; more patchwork on the worn afghan that was his life.  But it caused more stress on the worn yarn.  And the well loved life of my dear Mark was starting to fade, all the patches made that afghan…


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At 6:44am on October 12, 2013, JPSwifeCathy said…
Haven't 'seen' y'all in awhile. Hi. :)
At 5:28pm on May 19, 2013, Enlightened Widow said…

Hi Lori .. love your revelation of New Life .... it is so refreshing and hopeful.  You go Girl!

At 1:52pm on April 11, 2013, Joy said…

Thank you for your sweet comment.  I appreciate the verse you left for me; it was such a great reminder at a perfect time today!

At 9:28pm on April 1, 2013, PatKD said…

Lori,  Thanks for friending me.  I look forward to getting to know each other!   Pat

At 3:20pm on March 28, 2013, JPSwifeCathy said…
Lori. CONGRATULAtions!! So glad you've found a 2nd LOVE SHARE YOUR STORY
At 3:20pm on March 28, 2013, JPSwifeCathy said…
Lori. CONGRATULAtions!! So glad you've found a 2nd LOVE SHARE YOUR STORY
At 6:33pm on March 17, 2013, bj628(Bonnie) said…

Hope the cold goes away soon..... and you feel better quickly ♥

At 3:01am on March 7, 2013, LostWithoutThem(DD) said…

thank you lori for adding me as a friend i hate that its under this circumstance but im glad i can finally release sum of the pressure with people on here that know exactly how im feeling.. take care and god bless

At 8:59am on December 30, 2012, Tommi said…

How wonderful to see your two smiling faces together!!!! added bonus!!  So very happy for you both!!!!  Love and hugs!!!!

At 11:27pm on December 17, 2012, Hopeful said…

Hi Lori, just stopping by to say hi, and appreciate the note you left on my wall. Congratulations on your new grandchild.  I agree, we have much to be thankful for, and I'm so grateful for my Faith, and knowing I will see my husband and loved ones again some day.  Until then, doing the best I can. Thinking about Christmas without my husband and mom is hard, but I'm praying a lot. Take care, new friend. 


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