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Tania replied to Tania's discussion How am I supposed to even begin to prepare for Christmas? in the group Widowed in 2017
"Well, the holidays are about here. I'm still not quite sure how I'm going to approach this. I've thought of just going away, but know you can't run from the pain in your heart... Would following (well trying to anyway) tradition…"
Nov 16, 2017
Tania replied to HelensRay's discussion Its Official in the group Widowed in 2017
"Oh, I am so sorry for your loss HelensRay, unfortunately we are all with you in this. Sometimes its like you are going thru the motions when going out - just not totally involved. I too lost my everything to cancer. We so want them back, but not…"
Nov 16, 2017
mls64 (Mike) replied to Tania's discussion How am I supposed to even begin to prepare for Christmas? in the group Widowed in 2017
"This is a question I have been avoiding at all cost. My wife of over 24 years always handled all of the holidays, birthdays, etc. She bought the gifts, sent the cards, did all the decorating. We always work together when it came to the food. I…"
Sep 13, 2017
devonsvoice replied to Tania's discussion How am I supposed to even begin to prepare for Christmas? in the group Widowed in 2017
"Hi Tania, I'm on a similar journey. My husband of 26 years passed away in February from brain cancer. He was hospitalized on December 14th for what we thought would be a few days, but he was never able to come home again. He spent his last…"
Aug 21, 2017
Tania added a discussion to the group Widowed in 2017

How am I supposed to even begin to prepare for Christmas?

The holiday season is lurking - growing closer every day. It's supposed to be a joyous time with family and friends. It's not even Halloween and already items are on display. Christmas in July was easy enough to ignore but how does one prepare for their first Christmas alone? Our last holiday together started with an ambulance ride to the ER in the early morning hours on Christmas Eve, to a three week hospital stay, and finally able to go home under hospice care on Jan 12th to a transfer to…See More
Aug 21, 2017
Tania replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion JULY Anniversaries, Birthdays and Other Special Days
"It's been almost 6 months since my world changed. July 11th he would have been 57. Birthdays and holidays at times would be treated like any other day and other times we would celebrate with family and friends. As those who love and live with a…"
Jul 23, 2017
Tania replied to Leeky's discussion Who am I? in the group Widowed in 2017
"Oh, such a great question. Ok,I'm a widow, but single? I don't want to even say it and I sure don't feel that I'm single. I'm still married to the man I love. I still think of myself as part of a couple. My identity has been…"
May 2, 2017
Tania replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"Hi Leeky, I am sorry for your loss. I'm sorry that we are all here, but reading others stories and their struggles has helped me to understand that my feelings are ok. I too was by my husbands side as he took his last breath. There are no words…"
May 2, 2017
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Apr 29, 2017

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At 1:28pm on March 25, 2017, judy said…

Hi Tania,

Welcome to Widowed Village. I am very sorry for your loss, but happy that you found us. You will find caring, loving 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.  Come in the chat room which is available 24/7 to you.  I look forward to getting to know you and support you through your journey.


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