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At 6:42am on November 16, 2011, CrazyWidow said…

I am the process of planning a Holiday Bash for widows in or near Central Pennsylvania for sometime in mid-December on a weeknight.  So far we have an offer for a private room in a restaurant in New Holland (Eastern Lancaster County) with no obligation to purchase a meal or drinks, just a nice place to hang with one another. If you're interested, please join in on this conversation: Thank you!

At 7:02pm on July 20, 2011, wannabmartha said…

I completely understand! I find myself quantifying my grief and comparing it to others all of the time. Who is suffering more? I HATE THAT! There is a reality to it though........I lost both my husband and son in one fell swoop and it makes me want to say "Hey wait a minute" at times. Grief and suffering is universal though and I find much comfort sharing with others in similar circumstances.

Some days I'm sick of doing new things too. I was so comfortable being married! I'm happy to have you around to talk to and share. Let me know if you need help with navigation.

At 7:08am on July 18, 2011, Alive & Mortal said…
I am honored by your presence with us. Your companionship means much as we walk through loss and explore the meaning of life. Thank you, I hope you find the strength and illumination that you need, as we all are needing more. Welcome.
At 9:47am on July 17, 2011, Lisa (lost) Lamb said…

Pumpkin, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm only 2 months out and am finding out very fast how dates and anniversary's can hit you like a ton of bricks. We all have to travel on our path at what ever rate of speed that is comfortable for us. Some days I'm minute by munute....thats my only way through. My children are also grown 29,27 and 25. I am proud to have found so many people that are willing to litsten and talk when I need it most. I have told my children all about Widow Village and how much of a diffrence it has made in my life. My thoughts here are still private they can't come read it...but it helps them to know I have support. If you have questions about anything here you can ask any of us. If we don't know the answers we will be glad to help you figure it out. Please be kind to your self on the painful days and smile when you can.

  ((Hugs)) to you and I will be thinking of you on the 30th.



At 9:19pm on July 16, 2011, Lisa (lost) Lamb said…

Pumpkin, Welcome to widow Village. The one place none of us ever wanted to belong to. Take a look around and join in when your ready. You will find that everyone cares here.


At 8:04pm on July 16, 2011, Dianne in Nevada said…

Pleased you found us, pumpkin. Take a look around and join our conversations. There is wonderful support here.


At 6:04pm on July 16, 2011, wannabmartha said…

So sorry for the reason that you’re here but glad you’ve joined us. You’ll find insight, understanding and support here at Widowed Village. We’re traveling the same road together some further down the road than others.  Join a group when you’re ready to get better connected. Participate in a forum and/or chat anytime. If you have questions, feel free to ask. There is always someone around willing to help.


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