"We both seem to be on that 2.5 year mark, KayeL. Whatever routine works for you, keep it up. We each have our coping/adapting mechanisms. I think any of us would do anything to bring our spouses back, but it's like King David…"
"Condolences on the loss of your Patty, Sean. We who have lost a mate have, IMHO, have lost a part of ourselves. May you have adequate support to navigate the changes and adjustments that lie ahead.
"Seems to be more input from the widows than the widowers on moving/keeping the departed spouses "stuff". (To be expected; there are more of you than there are of us.) For my part, after Mickey died I knew I didn't want to…"
"I have to agree with laurajay's comments on protecting our own health and safety, though I realize that rational decisions do not always easily in the throes of grief. IMHO, our departed loved ones would not want us endangering our…"
"Quite an intro, Denise. I can identify with the part of the long wait for the funeral home people. Sadly, we can't go around the grieving process, but must travel through it, and everyone travels at a different pace. Peace be…"
"April 20 would have marked a 55th wedding anniversary for me and Mickey (aka Eleanor). For some reason the 23rd verse of 2 Samuel 13 keeps popping into my head -- "But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Can I bring him…"
"Along similar lines, one by Henry Scott Holland
All is Well
Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.,
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.
Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you, and the old…"
"Intro -- I'm "norm" in TX. Lost my wife of 52 years 27 months ago. Like everyone else, regardless of age or circumstance, I'm continually adjusting. I believe in the words of Dr. Jim Conway -- “When you…"
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