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Good Riddance 2016

Posted on December 30, 2016 at 6:41pm 4 Comments

This has been a very challenging year. At 5 years out I thought things would be incrementally better. That's not the case. Fallout from IRS tax issues left by my late wife and then financial decisions I made to try and resolve the tax issues only made them worse. As I approach my 59th Birthday I wonder if I'll ever be financially secure again. My new wife of 3 1/2 years is struggling with health issues that have seriously impacted our quality of life. My now adult kids are doing ok but I am… Continue

Small things matter. The lessons we're not supposed to forget.

Posted on August 27, 2016 at 2:30pm 3 Comments

This is just a brief post composed on my phone. It's not specifically about widowhood. But it is about lessons learned from it.

I was attending a business conference this week in an industry I've been in for over 4 decades. I have many friends that I've grown up with and I cherish those friendships. One colleague I've known has struggled with health issues the past few years and ultimately cost him his job and career. He has never married and has no children. He attends the… Continue

The Surviving Parent

Posted on July 2, 2016 at 9:00am 2 Comments

 My oldest son called me late last night. My heart always seems to stop and I have a hard time breathing when I get a call late at night from one of the kids. In this case it was 2am where he was in Daytona Beach. "Dad! This place, this whole experience is incredible. I don't even know how to describe it. My hotel room is on the beach, literally on the beach. I mean I could go swimming right now." Ok, I can breathe again. He works for NBC Sports on their NASCAR broadcasts. He's been doing it…


Finding my way back

Posted on June 4, 2016 at 10:19am 9 Comments

Wow, It's been a long time. Another lifetime for sure. I have been away for 3 years now and so much has changed. Although I've remained involved in the widowed community I had completely forgotten that I had a blog here. It's nice to see you friend. I hope you are well. I can't wait to catch up and see what I've missed.

Since I was last here I've had many changes.

The end of a relationship.

A new friendship & marriage.

Seeing my kids grow into happy… Continue

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At 1:17pm on July 3, 2016, Callie2 said…
Thank-you for the friend request, it's good to meet you.
At 6:01am on December 14, 2012, Lisa (lost) Lamb said…

I'm very sorry for your loss Widdow_erDad, but I'm glad you've found us. I hope you will find the same comfort and friendship here that I have. Welcome!

At 5:17pm on December 13, 2012, Joyce said…

Welcome Widdow_erdad: I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad you found your way to this site. I hope you will find the same comfort and understanding here at Widowed Village that I have. In the beginning I just read the blogs and posts and lurked in chat. Post and join us in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It".


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