"Friend, haven't seen you in a while, but thinking of you today, on your birthday, and hoping it's going as well as it can. I think my first year I didn't taste any food, but I'm still hoping you have some cake or ice cream nearby…"
"Go for it!! You deserve to eat a pizza and enjoy the whole thing. You are right; your husband would be pissed at you for wanting to die. He'd understand because he'd probably feel the same way right now if your positions…"
Please remind yourself daily that your kids need you so much. If you feel lonely think about how they would feel if their mommy was out of their lives too. I am so sorry you are going through this. How can someone…"
I am truly sorry that you have no support where you live, but thankfully you have found this site. It really brings me peace in my pain when I read of others going through the same things I'm going through. I felt so…"
"Can you tell me what signs you get from your dear husband? I don't mean to be personal, but I love to hear of people who get signs from their spouses. It makes me feel so much at peace to think that others truly feel their loved…"
I liked reading your story here. I love your enthusiasm and love for life, eventhough this was not the life you had planned in the beginning. I, too, lost my best friend and soul mate after 23 years of marriage. We…"
I know how you feel about the big bed. We have a king size bed which I have always loved. At bed time Sean and I would cuddle in the middle and watch TV, talk or read. When we turned out the light we would retreat to the…"
I too lost my husband this spring. (April 6, 2011) He died of a brain tumor that he had been battling for 2 years, though it still felt so sudden. The treatments seemed to be working and we were getting our hopes up…"
"The book is titled The Afterlife Experiments Breakthrough Scientific Evidence of Life After Death. The author is Gary Schwartz, Ph.D. I would find the book interesting even if I was not going through the death of my spouse, but it is even more…"
"How wonderful to hear the minister talk about your special day. I am in the process of changing all our VHS tapes to DVD so we can pop them in the player and see all our wonderful memories of Sean. I don't think it will be hard to…"
I don't have a huge amount of religion behind me. I haven't read the bible cover to cover, but I have had a sense that when we die our lives don't just end. I think that is where faith comes in. I…"
"I know. It is such a silly thing to say, but I truly know that the people (usually) mean well, and they just don't know what to say. It also makes me start to cry, and frankly I am getting tired of crying everytime someone sees me…"
Friend, haven't seen you in a while, but thinking of you today, on your birthday, and hoping it's going as well as it can. I think my first year I didn't taste any food, but I'm still hoping you have some cake or ice cream nearby because after all, you deserve to be celebrated...and you may even feel that way too, some day soon.
Welcome to Widowed Village, Heather. I would suggest you join the groups that fit you - and jump in on some of the great conversations taking place in the Forums and chat room. I look forward to getting acquainted with you here in this very special place.