"I wear your name over my heart I wear your old shirts, some so old and thin now, like a fragile web over my shoulders.
I wear every piece of jewelry you had given me, each enveloped in a memory of time and space; happy thoughts, to have, to hold.
"Well, I'm at my 6 year anniversary and feeling like i am NOT doing great. In looking at old family pictures, I see how young our children were, and know that after those last happy years, they didn't get to grow older with their dad.…"
"This is really helpful! Thanks everyone. My middle child is the one who asked to "go through" all of Dad's things before I give them away. I love the "one box" idea. Staying in the same house made it easy to just…"
I hadn't posted in a while but your post/story was so similar to mine I just had to. It's good to have a place where people just get it - my friends think they do but they don't. i say "its fine" a lot. Its just easier than trying to explain. Hope you have a great week. Now that Father's Day is past I am looking forward to the rest of the summer. Thanks for the invite. DW
Welcome momof3: 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 in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It"