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I know grief is different for everyone. Our circumstances that bring us here differ and that may have an impact on moving forward into loving again.I here different things from different people. So,…Continue
Today I'm mulling over and over in my mind the day I sat in the sun room and just cried and cried. I didn't hid my tears that day when we realized that Dave just wasn't tolerating the treatment of…Continue
Today was just a fun filled crazy widow/widower day for several of us here in the So Cal area!We started out by meeting up at Chili's for lunch. Four of us meet up and after filling up we walked over…Continue
I just returned from a group visit to a dear friend who is dying from an aggressive cancerous brain tumor. She's expected to have 1-2 weeks left. That was so difficult to do tonight. She became a…Continue
We all have a past, before we were married to our spouse. Part of that past is painful. We were hurt in some way that we managed to bring with us into our marriage. Or we shared them with our spouse and found acceptance and some healing.
I’ve realized that this kind of death of a spouse may sometimes bring up some past issues for some of us. After all, our spouses most likely where the ones who knew all our inner most secrets and we felt safe with them. It’s like we were in…Continue
I've been in a slump for a few weeks. Maybe it's because the 1 1/2 year mark is right around the corner, March 10.
So, I've decided that if I can motivate myself to do one of each of these from this list I might be able to help myself push through this.
1. Engage in something spiritual in the morning everyday. (Read a devotional, pray, journel, an inspirational book)Also, allow for time to think about what I want to do in the near future. (Move, rent the house…Continue
It’s been 17 months the 10th of February. I’m still in the house we purchased together with the intention of remodeling as his disease progressed. We installed the last piece of equipment, the ceiling lift system, just 2 days before he died.
I’m so very torn between feelings of a need to leave this home and a need to keep the home.
I feel as though I’m unable to really “heal” here because of the memories attached to his disability. My home is better equipped than…Continue
Why me? Why am I still breathing and they're not? My husband, mom, cousin and friend? All within the last 15 months? Why did death pass over me?
My friend was only in her 40's and her death came on so sudden and poof, she was gone! My husband was well liked and respected by many. He was so giving and caring, thinking of others over himself, even up to the day before he died. My cousin had a family and was just about to enjoy living! My mom, well, I was just about to enjoy life with…Continue