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kellygreenstrat (Colin)
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Is It So Wrong

Started this discussion. Last reply by Athena53 May 7. 6 Replies

Is it so wrong to want to give the kids up, sell the house and not tell anyone where I'm going.  I would not do this in a million years, but the thought of it is like a fantasy.  To go where Nobody…Continue

 

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kellygreenstrat (Colin) replied to Rich's discussion Would you do it again?
"There would be no hesitation, I'd do it over in a heartbeat.  But it brings up a memory.  A few years back I had read a short story by Stephen King, about a man entering the afterlife to find he has a choice.  He can go back to…"
Jun 17
kellygreenstrat (Colin) is attending Soaring Spirits's event

Soaring Spirits Regional Event in MIDDLESEX/WORCESTER, MA at The Billiards Cafe

June 20, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Come shoot some pool, have a beer, a great burger, and awesome chat session with people who get it! Come on in and ask for Kelley or Allison ...... See you there! www.thebilliardscafe.com  Visit the group FB page hereSee More
Jun 16
kellygreenstrat (Colin) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 70s
"Sorry MenuFalls, I understand where you're coming from.  It's tough being shortchanged by 40 or 50 years.  I have found a few groups close by me that have some younger widow/ers there, and it's been helpful.  Of course…"
Jun 15
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Jun 11
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Jun 11
Athena53 commented on kellygreenstrat (Colin)'s blog post I've Answered My Own Question
"I know, ShrileyB.  I was agreeing with Callie's post saying that she wouldn't describe death with advance notice as "lucky".  In this blog format it's not always easy to tell what post you're responding to-…"
Jun 11
ShirleyB commented on kellygreenstrat (Colin)'s blog post I've Answered My Own Question
"@Athena53.  No, I don't think I actually said I was "lucky" to lose my husband with advanced notice.    I think what I said was I was lucky to have the time even with the terminal illness to make memories with him and…"
Jun 11
Steve commented on kellygreenstrat (Colin)'s blog post I've Answered My Own Question
"Awww, sorry Diane, didnt mean to make you cry. Im sure we all have these moments, stories, in our life, they are a strong testiment how lucky we are and blessed to have shared our lives with our loved ones. To have found someone, we wanted to stick…"
Jun 11
Patience (Diane) commented on kellygreenstrat (Colin)'s blog post I've Answered My Own Question
"Steve, I guess I needed a good cry today! I love your account of marrying Mike.. amazing that he found the strength to ascend those steps (even with help)! What determinination and testimony to love! Colin, your story of your wife is so touching!…"
Jun 11
Steve commented on kellygreenstrat (Colin)'s blog post I've Answered My Own Question
"Hi Colin, thanks so much for your comment and thoughts, and for sharing that lovely story with you, your wife and son. Those moments are so special and seem to make life worthwhile. How amazing is that, she found that strength and was able to share…"
Jun 10
Callie2 commented on kellygreenstrat (Colin)'s blog post I've Answered My Own Question
"Colin, what a touching story. Bless all those who were involved in making such a tribute possible! There's a lot to be said of parents that support children involved in sports, it is somewhat a sacrifice to juggle time and other…"
Jun 10
kellygreenstrat (Colin) commented on kellygreenstrat (Colin)'s blog post I've Answered My Own Question
"Steve, that is one of the sweetest stories I've ever heard (if not bitter sweet).  Those are the moments that mean everything.  I can share something also.  My youngest son is a junior in high school.  He's a gifted…"
Jun 10
Steve commented on kellygreenstrat (Colin)'s blog post I've Answered My Own Question
"Hi Callie and Athena. Callie, you are so right, i feel the same way, what a high price we pay for love, not only if it works out but also if it Doesnt. Yes i truly belive its worth it too. Athena, thank you for your comment, im glad that story…"
Jun 10
Athena53 commented on kellygreenstrat (Colin)'s blog post I've Answered My Own Question
"No, I'd never call it "lucky" to lose someone with advance notice rather than suddenly.  It's just one aspect that, in my case, made my husband's death easier to cope with.  If someone else told me I was lucky that…"
Jun 10
Callie2 commented on kellygreenstrat (Colin)'s blog post I've Answered My Own Question
"I'm not sure lucky is a way to describe a terminal illness as opposed to a sudden passing. They are different, that's for sure. My husband died suddenly and it was a horrific shock. I often wondered if that extra time some people have is a…"
Jun 10
Steve commented on kellygreenstrat (Colin)'s blog post I've Answered My Own Question
"Hi everyone, what beautiful thoughts and posts here. As i was reading over these posts again this morning, i was reminded of a really bittersweet, painful, yet beautiful memory i have with Mike, in his last weeks of life, i will cherish forever. Its…"
Jun 10

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Heard it in a Love Song

Posted on April 11, 2017 at 7:15am 13 Comments

Music has always played a huge roll in my life.  Since birth I've had headphones on, even to the point where I hear music when there is none.  There has always been a song for my mood.  No matter how funky or blue, happy or melancholy I've always been able to find music that fits.  However over the last few years especially I've found myself searching for something that's out of reach.  Nothing makes me happy or soothes the mood.  Nothing fits.

Love songs are just a painful reminder…

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I've Answered My Own Question

Posted on March 5, 2017 at 1:21pm 16 Comments

I remember talking with a friend who lost her father suddenly, about how devastating it was for her.  I remember her talking about how she never got the chance to say goodbye.  I remember her asking which would be worse, watching the person you love the most slowly slip away, or losing them suddenly?  This question stuck with me for a long time.  Well into my wife's long battle with cancer.  I lost mine slowly.  I lost mine painfully.

This question came up with my counselor a year or…

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At 9:19pm on March 4, 2017, judy said…

Hi Kellygreenstrat,

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.

 

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