"I don't think you ever get comfortable with the words associated with losing your spouse. I spent more than half of my life with my spouse and his family. To me they are my family too. They are my daughters' aunts, uncles, and…"
"Hi bacasino. I feel the same way. My wife passed 2 months ago yet it seems like an eternity since I have seen her. Other days thoughts come in my head like it was yesterday when she left. I am missing her so much at this moment. I hope and pray that…"
"It is funny how the time "after" stretches and shrinks. I can't believe my husband passed just 3 months ago. Some times it seems like it was just yesterday, and other times I feel like I've lived a lifetime in…"
"...I recall one of my sons, asking me if I felt like I was still married because he added technically and by law you are not. I just smiled at him and said Mans law is not my law. I choose to live by the law, but I do not come under the law.
"Thanks, Greg - and as for the wedding rings, I don't think there is anything wrong with still wearing your wedding ring. If someone has told you otherwise, I'm guessing it was likely someone who has not experienced the loss of a…"
I'm so terribly sorry for the loss of your sweet husband. That must have been agonizing for you.
Just my 2-cents: if your husband's family feels like your family, then they ARE your family. No explanations…"
"Hi Greg sorry your lost your precious bride. That is neat that your /her family are supportive and caring. I still wear my wedding ring, mainly because I still feel married, and thats ok. It actually is good for my mental health, and if it stops…"
"Hi bacasino, nice to meet you here , I am a new kid on the block too.
My Bobby fought an aggressive form of Head and Neck Cancer. The ride ,ups and downs over 2 yrs ending in a hellish pit is/was surreal.
I am sorry for your loss."
"I dont think of myself as a widow, seems such an odd, wrong word ,when clearly many things about your loved one feels very much still alive.
It also seems like a label that was maybe useful in practical ways in say Biblical times, but not…"
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I lost my husband of 20 years on September 15th due to complications related to his diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis (CF). He was a wonderful man and father to our 2 children, ages 6 and 13, and served as an inspiration to so many. I am joining Widowed Village in hope to meet others like myself trying to navigate this crazy and unpredictable world of young widowhood.