"Riet, I feel your pain and sorrow. Christmas will never be the same. My kids and grand kids keep me going forward, instead of retreating into the deep den. Last year my daughter became a widow one week before I did. She was…"
"LP, I have a birthday coming up soon. I too cannot feel excited about "celebrating". It takes so much energy to pretend to be happy. I hope, like you, that things will get better for us. Right now it is just another…"
"So sorry for your loss Allan. LP, I so appreciated your post. "Of course, that's why the pain is so bad, but it means we have had something many people never get in their lives. And I wouldn't have given up those 23…"
"Yes Barzan! Steve had such a good memory for names and places. Me, not so much, and now that I am a widow it is even worse. Also I am finding being in the second year can be harder. I saw this in an earlier post and it is so…"
"My Steve had a 1995 Chevy Dually, Shoosie, that was his pride and joy. I named it The Beast. When Steve died in April 2017 I decided to sell it and a friend of mine helped me. He had it detailed and put in on line for top…"
"Great advice from this group that I have learned. Be sure to be kind to yourself and eat healthy! I know it's hard ,but important. Grief has a way of weakening your immune system. I never get sick and have had both…"
"Welcome Laurel. This past weekend marked one year for me. We were married 22 years, together 23. Sorry for your loss. You will find that this group will give you comfort and support along this difficult journey. "
"I said a prayer for you Irishlady this morning. You, my grief support group and this group inspire me and give me hope Yesterday and today are tough days. April 13th, a year ago my son in law passed away after more than a week in…"
"Don, it will be one year April 22 that my husband and best friend died. I also have learned the hard way, Sweet Melissa, who I can trust with my feelings. I have one best friend, a daughter who lost her husband a week before mine, and a…"
"Thank you all who responded to my post. I am fortunate to believe in God and the power of prayer, my daughter does not. I also find comfort in the fact my Steve was re baptized by our wonderful pastor a week or so before his death. …"
"This will be my first comment although I joined this group and have been reading your comments for some time. One day at a time. Such simple words but that is how I am surviving this journey. My husband Steve and I had our own…"
Welcome Muns: I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad you found your way to this site. I hope 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.You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Post and join in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It".