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Time To Vent

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 10:37pm 6 Comments

I consider myself a pretty even tempered individual, not prone to angry outbursts. But tonight I think I reached my limit. I posted a status update on Facebook that I borrowed from one of my widowed friends. This is what it said:

"I feel very sad tonight ... Sometimes I don't know who I'm…


Surviving The Holidays

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 12:18am 4 Comments

I thought I was being proactive. I was pretty sure that I would find it hard to be alone for Christmas Day. Even if I did invite my daughter and her husband over for supper, I knew that they would only be there for a few hours and the rest of the day would be spent alone. So I took some advice from another widow and asked my daughter if I could have a “sleepover” at her house. We had a wonderful time. Very low key but it was nice to have someone else to talk to. For me, it didn’t matter if I…


Joy To The World?

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 12:11am 1 Comment

The holiday season is quickly approaching and I find myself feeling very panicky. I know it will be very difficult not having Daryl with us. I'm sure that our daughter and son-in-law feel the same way. The usual things about Christmas are not bringing me any joy at all. I did manage to string the lights on the balcony and hung my snowman wreath on the condo door but so far that is it. The small tree is still in the box sitting in my living room. I wonder if I could just slap some bows on the…


Sad Day

Posted on June 9, 2013 at 9:53pm 1 Comment

Today I just found out that the husband of one of my former co-workers has passed away from the same cancer that my husband had. He was diagnosed about 18 months before my husband was. Stupid cancer.

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At 8:22pm on May 24, 2013, Grammie59 (Cher) said…
Thank you for adding me to your friends... :-)
At 8:13am on May 13, 2013, Monica said…

Shelly, I too lost my husband on April 5th, 2013 and my whole life changed in a split second.  I am feeling the same, after everyone has moved on with their lives, the emptiness, loneliness, sometimes the grief is too much to bear. I can relate to you and what you feel.

At 5:50am on April 26, 2013, Dianne in Nevada said…

Welcome to Widville, shelleyb57. I'm so very sorry for your loss, but pleased that you found us. You'll find caring support and friendship here.  

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