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MPMom (Colleen)
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  • Moorpark, CA
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Camp Widow - kids?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Soaring Spirits Jan 25. 1 Reply

Hello - I attended Camp Widow, San Diego last summer and loved it.  I'm planning on going again this summer and found out on the last day of the camp there is a kid's camp at the same time, in the…Continue

Normal/expected feelings?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Callie2 Dec 12, 2017. 7 Replies

I'm at 17m and for the last few weeks/months I'm tired all the time (I swear I could lie down and take a nap almost any time) -- especially during the day -- and I have almost no motivation to do…Continue

Tired of it all - Tired of doing it all

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lupe's husband May 26, 2017. 4 Replies

I'm sure there's a post out there about this somewhere already, but I just had to type out my feelings.I'm so tired of being responsible for everything, all the time.  11 months ago (wow - just…Continue

 

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MPMom (Colleen) replied to Miket's discussion As I Sit in Heaven in the group Widowed in 2016
"Wow - yes, beautiful and yes, tears.  :)  Thank you for sharing."
Apr 9
MPMom (Colleen) replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"Hi Jeanine - welcome.  Where in SoCal do you live?  I'm up in Ventura County.  This site is a great community.  I'm 43 with 2 kids and lost my husband in 2016."
Mar 27
MPMom (Colleen) replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"I also found this group in a roundabout way.  My husband died in an accident in June 2016 and I had been told of a free grief camp my girls could attend.  In signing them up, I asked if the foundation also did one for adults (because I…"
Mar 23
MPMom (Colleen) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"I actually have a 25ish minute video my husband made years ago.  He participated in somewhat risky activities (BASE jumping, finding new rock climbing locations and lines, mountaineering, skydiving, wingsuit BASE, etc) and while in a class for…"
Mar 17
MPMom (Colleen) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"Nance - I, too, lost my husband in June 2016 (6/23/16).  I remember always waking up and being conscious of the time he died - every Thursday at 6am (we had been in Italy when he died, and it was 3pm at the time of the accident, so 6am local CA…"
Mar 14
MPMom (Colleen) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"Melissa - sometimes it feels like it's on my forehead or my shirt but instead of a scarlet A, it's a black W. :-/"
Mar 5
MPMom (Colleen) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"Mich - I know the feeling.  I used to feel like everyone was watching me in the grocery store, on the street, etc thinking, "Oh there's that poor widow"  It was terrible.  Thankfully, now that I'm approaching 20…"
Mar 5
MPMom (Colleen) replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"I am so very sorry for you losses.  I can't even begin to imagine.  I have 2 girls (now ages 10 & 12) that I think were two of the few things that kept me going in the beginning.  I'm still quite "fresh" you…"
Feb 12
Soaring Spirits replied to MPMom (Colleen)'s discussion Camp Widow - kids?
"Yes, our Kids Camp is free as long as the parent is registered to attend Camp Widow.  The kids are kept active until 9:30 or 10pm on Friday and Saturday nights, so it does cut into your evening a bit. Some have brought a friend or other family…"
Jan 25
MPMom (Colleen) posted a discussion

Camp Widow - kids?

Hello - I attended Camp Widow, San Diego last summer and loved it.  I'm planning on going again this summer and found out on the last day of the camp there is a kid's camp at the same time, in the same hotel.  I heard it was free?  My girls (ages 10 & 12) attended Camp Erin over the summer and loved it and I think they would love this kids program as well.  My question tho, is what do the kids do during the evening events?  The social buffet, the gala?  I really enjoyed going to these…See More
Jan 25
Callie2 replied to MPMom (Colleen)'s discussion Normal/expected feelings?
"Just wondering, do you think there could be something wrong physically, such as anemia? Are you sleeping OK at night? It's more than likely related to your grief, but it isn't impossible to be a little low on iron or have sleep issues too.…"
Dec 12, 2017
Frank replied to MPMom (Colleen)'s discussion Normal/expected feelings?
"Hi MPMom, As others have said your feelings are normal.  When we loose our spouse, especially if it was sudden, our worlds implode, our minds are stunned, denial sets in, and pain bordering on agony occurs.  Susan and I worked as a team…"
Dec 11, 2017
Lirvie replied to MPMom (Colleen)'s discussion Normal/expected feelings?
"I’m 4 years into widowed life.  And everything you describe still affects my daily routine.  The advent of the UberEATS style food delivery services have really helped.  Waking up from a “nap” at 7pm with a hungry…"
Dec 8, 2017
Patrick replied to MPMom (Colleen)'s discussion Normal/expected feelings?
"My house got very messy after Sharon died, but seeing as the flat I lived in before I met her was also a mess I can't really pin that one on the grief, it was more a case of a slobby bloke living alone. Go easy on yourself, finding motivation…"
Nov 27, 2017
MPMom (Colleen) replied to MPMom (Colleen)'s discussion Normal/expected feelings?
"Thanks Dianne and Patrick -- it seems my lack of motivation is mostly centered around chores around the house.  Then I get angry at myself bc the house is a mess, and yet I just can't get anything done.  The girls (10 & 12) help…"
Nov 27, 2017
Patrick replied to MPMom (Colleen)'s discussion Normal/expected feelings?
"That sounds pretty normal to me. I had trouble finding motivation to do anything for a long time, I dealt with it by taking on projects that I could just pick up when I had the energy and put down again when I didn't. Anything that involved…"
Nov 27, 2017

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At 1:27pm on May 16, 2017, Dianne in Nevada said…

Welcome to Widville, MPMom. I'm so very sorry for your loss, but pleased that you found us. You'll find caring support and friendship here.

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