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SpringLight replied to Shoosie2's discussion Keeping your Loved One's Ashes
"Since my post, I've noticed mentions of religious practices regarding cremains, so I feel I should point out that where I chose to place my husband’s ashes was strictly individual.  My husband and I are of different religious…"
Aug 2, 2018
SpringLight replied to Miss Em (Emma)'s discussion Memorial jewellery
"Right after my husband had been cremated, I bought a small cremation pendant made of antler so that some of his ashes could be put in the pendant. I wore it for a long time. My husband loved nature, and he kept a few small antlers that he had…"
Jul 29, 2018
SpringLight replied to Shoosie2's discussion Keeping your Loved One's Ashes
" Please accept my condolences on the loss of your husband.   I think the way that you have chosen  to honor your husband is beautiful.   But my opinion doesn’t matter.  Only yours does.     My husband…"
Jul 29, 2018
SpringLight replied to WoodTurner's discussion Permission to Remarry
"Before we had any idea that he would become ill and pass away, I gave my spouse permission to remarry if I passed away first. It upset him and he categorically stated that he would never remarry.  When he was facing his own death, he never…"
Jul 29, 2018
SpringLight replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion What is the most insensitive thing someone has said to you about your loss?
"Hi, Rainy (Misty).  I'm glad I can be helpful! My husband was a very big-hearted man, and I'm challenging myself to develop this quality even more than when he was alive. And I tend to reflect more and be more mindful when I…"
Apr 3, 2018
SpringLight replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion What is the most insensitive thing someone has said to you about your loss?
"One of my friends said that based on the number of years his friend had been married, it “should” only take X number of years for her to “move on” after the death of her husband. And he completely assumed that a bit more than…"
Apr 1, 2018
SpringLight replied to InsideLove's discussion Ever heard of "continuing bonds?"
"SweetMelissa2007 wrote, “Any moving on a person does is accompanied w/grief ...” This is such an extremely important insight. I just realized it on my own a couple of days ago. I decided to remove one photograph of my husband and I from…"
Apr 1, 2018
SpringLight replied to Aly brabham's discussion Is it normal to keep items around your house of theirs
"Immediately after Gary’s death, I felt the need to change my apartment, but since I was unable to get rid of his things, I focused on getting rid of my own junk and clutter instead. From there I progressed to clearing out one of his chaos…"
Mar 29, 2018
SpringLight replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion When did you remove your wedding rings?
"I tried removing both our rings when I started dating, but I started dating too soon for me. I broke up with the guy and started wearing both rings together again. I liked the soft clink of his ring against mine. He had bigger hands and I used mine…"
Mar 29, 2018
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At 7:47pm on April 16, 2017, Dianne in Nevada said…

Welcome to Widville, SpringLight. I'm so very sorry for your loss, but pleased that you found us. You'll find caring support and friendship here.

Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Ask here!  You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Share your story. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place.

Be sure to check out the HOME page for the latest news.  I look forward to getting to know you here in Widville.


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