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shelley
  • Female
  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • United States
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shelley commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I said to John all the time, "Promise you'll let me die first".  He always hugged me and said, "Yes".  "
Apr 11
shelley commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Hey Melissa, Thinking of you, wish I knew something to say to make you feel better about those days.  I am so sorry.  XO"
Mar 14
shelley commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Also watching 'After Life'.  Recommended by widow friends.  Like it a lot.  Makes me cry but I cry anyway.  "
Mar 13
shelley commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I get the 'woulda, shoulda, couldas'.  I work hard at re-routing my thoughts away from the 'what ifs'.  But lately I've been wondering- did I really think John would outlive me?  He had an artificial heart…"
Mar 13
shelley commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I am so grateful for your post, riet.  John was also my only love.  We separated for many years in between what we called 'relationship #1' and 'relationship #2'.  But during that separation I prayed for his…"
Mar 13
shelley commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Quite a story, Barzan.  Yuck. "
Mar 9
shelley commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I am so sorry, Jan.  I know from experience how difficult it is to make the decision to put a pet down.  Another significant and special loss.  I really am so sorry.  I have a golden retriever, Bailey, who recently turned 11 and…"
Mar 9
shelley commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Self forgiveness.  Doesn't feel possible.  Not even sure I understand the concept.  "
Mar 5
shelley commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"NoLongerinBergenJC, Yes, ugly things and I have them.  Why do others survive what my husband did not.  Why do others continue to survive even more debilitating scenarios.  Why are our couples/friends, men older than John was, not as…"
Mar 5
shelley commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
""I am wondering what part of me that was Greg's wife will even survive.  The affectionate, romantic, expressive side of me is floating about..." Excellent description of my current thoughts.  Only had those feelings with/for…"
Feb 24
shelley commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Hey Melissa, I'm sorry you're in so much pain.  "
Feb 11
shelley commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Yes, Maggie.  Tennyson, WB Yeats, Dylan Thomas, TS Eliot.  My husband and I would tape record poems for each other.  Can't find them now, know they're somewhere safe.     "
Feb 11
shelley commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"booktime Susan, Mary Oliver was one of my husband's favorite poets.  I have shelves full of her poems/books, always love reading them.  Although I've read and re-read her poetry countless times, I often feel like I'm reading…"
Feb 11
shelley commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Hey Melissa, Our paths continue to be similar.  "
Feb 9
shelley commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"NoLongerinBergenJC, Yes, I've had thyroid issues since 2005.  Yes, associated heart flutters; rapid, skipped & irregular beats.  Had things under control until John died.  Getting better though, it's been 15 months.…"
Feb 9
shelley commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"Hey Melissa, I believe in the gifts of mediums and hope your experience is a good one.  And speaking of dads.....I met my biological dad when I was in my late 20's.  Our subsequent relationship was up and down.  I am a lot like…"
Feb 8

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At 10:34pm on November 9, 2018, riet said…

Dear Shelley, I want to offer my thoughts to you on this terrible anniversary. It is as if one crippled wants to offer support to the other. I hope you  can take good care of yourself today.  A lot of hugs   

At 9:14pm on January 4, 2018, Dianne in Nevada said…

Welcome to Widville, shelley. I'm so sorry for your loss, but pleased you found us. You’ll find caring support and friendship here.

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