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"We have a private group for our Australian members to make connections through First Light Widowed Association that you may be interested in. Here's a link to the group page: http://widowedvillage.org/group/first-light-widowed-association"
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Hope for New Widows-Life Goes On and You Can Be Happy

Posted on November 30, 2013 at 3:00pm 2 Comments

Just thought I'd post something positive here for those who are newly widowed because I know I searched desperately for some sign of happiness here.

A year and a half after John's death I'm not focused so much on the pain leading up to my beloved John's death and the enormous pain that followed his death because there's other stuff in my life to focus on.

Had a very nast ytrip  injury one month ago in a caravan park a couple of days after I'd gone to a country town to teach.…

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Great news(new career) and bad news (estate problems)

Posted on August 18, 2013 at 6:05pm 8 Comments

The bad news first - because that's more dramatic.

At least one of John's daughters or stepdaughters has requested - as personal property - the stove and fridge he paid for in January last year. They have also listed the built in wardrobe and the decking renovation…

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A Bittersweet Birthday - Feb 4

Posted on February 3, 2013 at 1:29pm 4 Comments

Thought I'd drop by and share my birthday anniversary feelings today. I have found love again with David, born on Feb 4, like my late husband John.

Just had a look at photos and videos from John's 65th birthday party on Feb 4 last year while David is out. He looks so sweet, happy and frail. So many memories....I needed to look at those photos.

Meanwhile I'm taking David to the movies this afternoon - took him to dinner and a band Saturday night as part of the birthday…

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I'm happy again and in a relationship sent to me by my John

Posted on December 9, 2012 at 2:23pm 8 Comments

I have a smile on my face.

And it hasn't gone away for a couple of days.

On Saturday night I took the plunge into intimacy with a lovely man who had become a friend and I'm so glad I did:)

I believe he was sent into my life by John.

He has the same birthday - February 4 - which spooked me when I met him (though he is 62 - same age as me and 3 years younger than John).

He's living on a yacht which was one of John's dreams as an adventurous person before he became…

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At 9:35am on June 5, 2017, Dianne in Nevada said…

We have a private group for our Australian members to make connections through First Light Widowed Association that you may be interested in. Here's a link to the group page:

http://widowedvillage.org/group/first-light-widowed-association

At 1:47pm on December 10, 2012, Cristina said…

Sorry it's taken so long for me to respond to your post about the beautiful sign you were given...it always makes me so glad to hear of people's signs.  It doesn't cut the pain, but it sure helps.  Thanks for sharing this precious experience with us. Best wishes to you. 

At 11:38pm on October 11, 2012, chrism said…

Hi Ann,thank you for your friend invite,I,m doing ok mostly which is good,I still have the odd wobble but  I can honestly say playing music with other people is by far the best therapy there is out there,I,m pleased you are moving forward and making contact with other people who play too and I,m sure you will think the same ,just don,t even think about it, just dive in head first and just feel the music and your strength will return, I can relate to many things you write too such as this negative obsession people have with dates and some even go to the the extreme of dreading the changing seasons,seems such a waste of emotions and time to me but we are all different and I have no right to judge ,but the problem is that still doesn't stop me having opinions and views on everything,to be honest I have to stop myself sometimes from posting things as I feel I would upset too many people with my take on grief etc.

See I,m starting to rant on now ! back to the music,I think I have the link to 96 tears,I will post it on the bottom and hopefully it might work,it is live ,rough and ready but has loads of energy,I think  I read somewhere that Australia is the best place for live music as you don,t accept any miming and backing tracks ,it has to be all live and that is how it should be,just play with all your soul and your love for John and you can't go wrong,if you ever would like a chat about music or anything else please don't hesitate to let me know,take care and I hope you have a good day ,Chris

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0Ni93Q2gtw

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/christopher.mordey.54

At 7:07am on July 17, 2012,
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At 2:09pm on June 30, 2012, Morgana (Janet) said…

Hi aussiewidow, I am so sorry for your loss.  Welcome to Widowed Village and a group that no one wants to join.  I am glad you found us.  The people here are all wonderful and caring.  Please feel free to contact me should you need help.

 
 
 

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