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
"Not family camp, but my daughters (9 & 11) are super excited to attend Camp Erin in a few weeks. It's a camp for kids who have lost a parent, close friend, etc. The camps are hosted around the nation and best part - it's…"
"If you decide to write a journal - doesn't have to be daily or anything, just whatever works for you - you could also include memories of your husband to maybe one day share with your daughter? My girls were 8 & 10 when they lost…"
"I wish I had done a journal for myself for the first year. The first few months tho are such a blur or meetings, paperwork, etc that it kept me very busy. Right around the 3m mark I did sit down and write out the series of events that…"
"I would love to. I've always enjoyed the show Long Island Medium and would love to run into her one day. Now that my husband is on the other side, I really want to meet with her or someone just as good. I would love to know…"
"I will be there. I have signed up to be matched with a roommate -- when do we find out info on our roomie? I am driving down from Ventura county Thursday, dropping off my kids at my parents' house (also in SD), and checking in to…"
"Hi - my husband died 6/23/16 and what would have been our 15th wedding anniversary was 3/2/17. That day was particularly hard for me to handle. We had planned on spending 2 weeks in New Zealand to celebrate. I did my best to stay busy, but it was…"
"Hi Kristen - I lost my husband June 23,2016 and I also have 2 small children, altho mine were 8 & 10 at the time. I also have very supportive friends and family, but I know what you mean about chatting with those who actually know what…"
"MP- I completely relate to how you feel. Something had to go, so I'm retiring in August. That should free up somet time for household chores. I'm not sure whether I can make it to CW San Diego, but I'm sure…"
"Yes - I'm convinced he helps me find things, too. Whenever I can't find something, and I've searched high and low, I'll say something like, "Ok Chris - where is it? Can you help me find it?" and generally within a half…"
"Wow - these are amazing stories! I lost my husband 11 months ago and my very first "wink" was just hours after he died. We had been camping in Italy, in a small mountain town in the Dolomites. When he died, the S&R…"
"There was a song about one is the loneliest number, probably before your time though. It is a real adjustment. I have had several issues crop up these past few weeks--you know household things my husband would have handled. Just Sat, my furnace…"
"Thank you for your reply Callie.
Exhausting is a good word, but some days that doesn't cover it, right? I am trying to stay in a place that I'm comfortable in as far as priorities. I have had some breaks away from the kids - in…"
"Oh Colleen, I hear you girl. Life can become very exhausting when we have to do everything--not only the doing but making all the important decisions. Having young children to take care of has got to be hard too.
In my early days, I tried very hard…"
"I'm 11 months out today and I wear my rings. He hardly ever wore his (long story), and I tried putting it on a chain around my neck, but didn't like it. Instead, i have a small heart urn that I put some of his ashes in. I…"