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Slick commented on Soaring Spirits's group Long-Term Illness
"It is scary at times ....BUT....I went through lung cancer alone....and now the skin and shoulder surgery....it's nice to have someone my age to share with....not that my daughters weren't always there for me...but they have their own…"
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I_was_here commented on Soaring Spirits's group Long-Term Illness
"Thanks everyone for sharing your stories with me.  Booktime:  yes - grief comes in waves, although most of my days are spent grieving Jake, some days I am still missing my mom.  She died at 63.  Terry:  I can't help but…"
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Slick commented on Soaring Spirits's group Long-Term Illness
"I_Was_There and everyone else here.....I don't have much to add.....except my prayers....I too was a FT caregiver...Bill was dx at 51 and passed at 54 ..I was it unless he was hospitalized....I was 3 years older ..retired when he was dx so I…"
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Terry commented on Soaring Spirits's group Long-Term Illness
"I_Was_There, like so many people feel, after being my wife's caregiver for 5 years, I felt completely lost when she passed a little for 2 years ago.  I remember leaving the hospital that morning having just left her bedside where she had…"
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booktime (Susan) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Long-Term Illness
"Hello I_was, So sorry for so many losses. It is hard being the caregiver so intensely and then ... nothing. For me, now it seems long ago (4 years this Sept) but I remember the transition was hard. I threw away all of his medical stuff almost…"
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I_was_here commented on Soaring Spirits's group Long-Term Illness
"I'm new here and not sure really what to post, but it's late and I'm not sleeping yet although I just told myself I would.   I lost my husband on January 31st of this year.  We had 3 short years together, 15 months spent…"
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"Jules, How precious those pictures must be to you. I look back at photos of Steve with Avery all the time. What would we do without them?"
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We Need to be Human, Together by Michele Neff Hernandez

Posted on July 28, 2016 at 10:51am 4 Comments

Michele posted these words on her Facebook page this morning and I felt they were important to share here. 

I've been thinking over the past several weeks about hate.

Each time a new attack on humanity is perpetrated, my heart just aches, and a feeling of helplessness looms. How do we combat this kind of hate? When you aren't sure from which corner or from what source violence will suddenly assault your mind, your heart, and for…

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Holiday Management Tips for Anyone Grieving the Loss of Someone They Love This Holiday Season

Posted on December 13, 2015 at 10:36pm 1 Comment

  • Give yourself permission to feel how you feel about a particular holiday, or the holidays in general. Mixed feelings are normal too...you may find yourself okay one day and not okay the next. Try to go with the emotional flow.
  • Don't be afraid to consider doing something totally different for this year or one for one particular holiday. You are living with changes to your holidays that you didn't choose...why not make some you do choose?
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Awkward: A conversation in year 6 of widowhood

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At 6:07am on January 30, 2017, spiritual dragonfly (Linda) said…
Thank you for the welcome.....today marks 108 days since I lost my husband of 14 years.....he was best friend..my rock..my everything..........he took a piece of me with him when he left...now I'm just trying to find my way to live again...
At 7:07pm on October 12, 2016, Cascade said…

Thanks for the welcome. I am brand new here. My husband of 25 years died very suddenly on December 30, 2015. We have 3 sons, who were at the time 24, 19 and 17. All of the widows I know in my community are 20+ years older than me.

At 7:39pm on January 13, 2016, Barry (widower2007) said…

Hello all, I was here before, but ran into comp problems. My wife passed on Valentines Day 2007.

At 9:35am on November 18, 2015, baranik said…

Thanks for the welcome comments. I am new to chat rooms. I feel like I should have it together but even after 15 years I miss my daughter who drowned while I was at work and my husband died 2 years later from `cancer leaving me with 3 boys to raise. My mother died 3 years latter from cancer. People think I am strong but that is a lie. I force myself to work as I do not have a money tree and to volunteer at different  places other wise I would not leave the house. The sadness is overwhelming at times and I wonder how other people deal with it

At 9:01am on July 1, 2015, Elaine said…
Hi Supa, I'm fairly new to widowed village.org and still trying to navigate the site. I've joined the born in the 40's or earlier. My husband died February 20, 2015..
It's good to have this place to connect with others going through the same thing. Thank you for befriending me.
Elaine
At 4:32pm on May 4, 2015, Sad One said…

Thank you, Soaring Spirits, for the warm welcome!

At 7:23am on February 28, 2015, Just.me said…
I just want you to know that you have made a difference for the good, for me and many others.
At 1:51pm on January 25, 2015, Ama Ann said…
First visit to this site. Wish I didn't need all of you, but I do. Thank you for just being there
At 11:50pm on December 29, 2014, tjmac said…
Hi supa. I am new here. and has only actually been on your site twice. can't seem to find my way around
At 11:48am on August 20, 2014, cloudwatcher said…

Hi Supa, Thank you for the friend request.  I don't know why you did, but I appreciate it.

Andrea

 
 
 

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