"Hi everyone. My best friend sent me a Christmas with a picture of her and husband. I threw it in the trash. It still hurts from time to time to see couples sometimes. I’m not keeping anything that does not bring me joy. "
"Slick... I am glad that we can come here without judgment. Sometimes I feel like the fifth wheel when I go out with couples. They don’t make me feel that way. It’s just me. I am ok with it now. It does not last long.
Hang on there…"
"It is sometimes hard as a mom to treat ourselves well. Just as you are making sure that your girls will be well give that gift to yourself too. We have to put on our asks first before we can help others. Plus you will show them that it is ok to take…"
"Hi Cee, I’m going to see Hamilton this summer. I’m excited. Barazan I like how you make travel plans.
chef (John). I get those sucker punches sometimes too. I’m glad now that I know they will go away.
"I just opened the Christmas card I received from my best friend. It was a picture of her with her husband and sons. It hurts to see what I miss. I threw the card in the trash. It felt good to release it. I am glad that the holidays are…"
"Hi Barzan. I will be hosting Christmas dinner. My daughter and I have decorated the house. My mother-In-law will be coming over too. I hopped in the treadmill yesterday and will do so again tomorrow. After eating too many macaroons today…"
"Hi Barzan. That is so kind and thoughtful for you to have your mother and mother-in-law with you for Thanksgiving. You don't sound selfish at all. We miss our loved ones especially during the holiday season. Hugs to you."
Princess Warrior Widow -- You and your love have been in my thoughts on your anniversary today. Thank you so much for your random acts of kindness -- I think it is a truly lovely way to mark these special days. Wishing you comfort and peace. Take care of yourself. eliana
Princess Warrior Widow- I saw your messages in Widowed in 2011 and Suddenly Widowed. I am sorry for your loss, but your positive attitude is inspiring. Simple joys of everyday life are to be treasured such as the bunny chewing the grass. The sound of the wind in the trees, the song of bird calling, the color of blue in the great big sky overhead. LIFE is a miracle and we are blessed that we were able to share it with someone on part of our journey. The pain is terrible that we endure with loss. Lately I have more good days than bad. I am glad to hear that things are better at the two year mark. I lost my husband 18 months ago on Dec. 12, 2011 after a nine month battle to cancer, and it was still a shock to me because I clung to hope despite witnessing his deterioration. Anyhow, I wish you continued peace, joy, healing and moving forward.
Hello Princess Warrior Widow -- I just saw your post in the Suddenly Widowed group, and noticed the date of your husband's death. My husband passed a year and a day after yours. I am so sorry for your loss, and I will keep you in my prayers on July 4. Take care of yourself.
Princess Warrior Widow, I am so sorry that you have to be here, but am glad that you have found this site. The people here have helped me so much since I found them in December. Join in when you feel ready.
Welcome to Widowed Village. I am sorry for the reason that brings you here but glad you have found us. This site and the wonderful people here have helped so many of us with fellowship along this journey. I hope that you can find comfort and hope here like so many of us have among others who “get it.” Have a look around and please feel free to contact me if I can be of any help. Hugs!