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swede dreams (mags)
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dstj03 commented on swede dreams (mags)'s blog post The grief monster
"New to this site and just read this today. I had the same experience with my sweet dog. My husband passed away in Nov 2015 and I had to have Sadie put to sleep 2 weeks ago. We had her for 13 years and my son described her as more humanlike than dog.…"
Oct 30, 2016
swede dreams (mags) commented on swede dreams (mags)'s blog post The grief monster
"Thanks @laurajay. "
Aug 7, 2016
laurajay commented on swede dreams (mags)'s blog post The grief monster
"Hi neighbor.  May you find the same ease in finding  another pet to love as you did another woman to love.   Loves expands  and somewhere  your love is being sought in proportion to your grief.  Death is part of…"
Aug 2, 2016
swede dreams (mags) commented on swede dreams (mags)'s blog post The grief monster
"Thanks @Rockon and @deaf widow. Grief does suck, everyone have their own scheduled for if/when they are ready again."
Aug 2, 2016
Rockon commented on swede dreams (mags)'s blog post The grief monster
"Ouch...Nothing hurts worse! I buried my cat 5 weeks after I lost my husband. She was sick when he was...That was 6+ years ago and I still am unable to bring another loved one of either human or fur into my life. As much as I love animals and I know…"
Aug 1, 2016
deaf widow commented on swede dreams (mags)'s blog post The grief monster
"wow...I have exactly the same story as your dog, except my dog passed 2 weeks just before my hubby passed.  He had adopted her when she came to our yard looking so lost.  We fell in love with her and she was so happy to live with us. …"
Aug 1, 2016
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The grief monster

Everyone at this site have experienced bone-crushing knock-off-your-feet-and-decide-if-you-can-go-on type of loss of a loved one. If we are lucky, we learn how to navigate it and live with the grief monster. Some days are pretty good, some days pretty crappy. If we get really luck, we find true love again.Eventually, we meet face to face with the grief monster by another big loss that kicks you to the ground. I didn't quite see it coming but the end was similar to my late wife's. I had the most…See More
Jul 31, 2016
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April 29, 2013 all day
It is hard to believe but this is Jud's second birthday in the afterlife. I think the "missing' is more "raw" this year. Last year, I was knee-deep in fixing a breaking-down home and somewhat numb. This year I am feeling great loss. I know you all "get it."Would appreciate your prayers and good thoughts.My dear kind Jud, I miss you and will always love you!See More
Apr 28, 2013
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Apr 28, 2013
swede dreams (mags) and laurajay are now friends
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swede dreams (mags) liked Joyce's blog post Someone posted this on Facebook and I thought it was appropriate for everyone here!!!!
Apr 3, 2013
swede dreams (mags) and john are now friends
Mar 16, 2013
swede dreams (mags) commented on bamagurl's blog post About me and my journey to widowhood...
"Thanks for sharing ((Michele)). It's hard to reach acceptance of the loss even though it's a relief when your spouse isn't suffering any longer but sounds like you have already reached that stage."
Mar 10, 2013
swede dreams (mags) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2012
"Debra, I think that's pretty common. I did in the beginning and had to take meds for a while."
Mar 6, 2013
swede dreams (mags) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2012
"((Debra)) I'm so sorry to hear it. "
Mar 1, 2013
Diane left a comment for swede dreams (mags)
"Man, the end is tough the smells, sounds and memories are so strong, along with that come the emotions that I was feeling, but I got one last phone call from him, "I love you!" I am still crying but not as much, The sobs were so profound…"
Feb 28, 2013

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The grief monster

Posted on July 31, 2016 at 7:18pm 6 Comments

Everyone at this site have experienced bone-crushing knock-off-your-feet-and-decide-if-you-can-go-on type of loss of a loved one. If we are lucky, we learn how to navigate it and live with the grief monster. Some days are pretty good, some days pretty crappy. If we get really luck, we find true love again.

Eventually, we meet face to face with the grief monster by another big loss that kicks you to the ground. I didn't quite see it coming but the end was similar to my late…

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The Last Gift

Posted on January 5, 2013 at 2:35pm 9 Comments

As my wife's health was detoriating due to her cancer spreading throughout her body and I started trying to prepare for my upcoming journey into grief-land, I came across the fact that one of the things that you will forget the quickest is the sound of your spouse's voice. I never recorded her voice and she didn't have a voice mail recording on her cell phone. This was one my biggest regrets since I knew about this but I just thought we had so much more time left…

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One month has passed

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 7:45pm 5 Comments

Exactly one month has passed since you lost consciousness in my arms never to wake up again before you passed the same evening in the hospital. We knew the lung cancer would eventually claim you unless we were granted a miracle which we were still hoping and praying for. I remember it like it was yesterday how I had to help you to the restroom and back to the bed and how you slowly were fading. I kept asking loudly "Can I please call an ambulance, sweetie!!" but you kept saying you were…

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At 7:58am on February 28, 2013, Diane said…

Man, the end is tough the smells, sounds and memories are so strong, along with that come the emotions that I was feeling, but I got one last phone call from him, "I love you!" I am still crying but not as much, The sobs were so profound from way deep inside, like nothing I had ever experienced I kept asking God, "how long?" the answer came three months, although there is not a time frame on it, in my quiet moments I still think about him and all of the things we did and all of the places we went, he was a truck driver. I am still at the same house in the same city, all the triggers can be overwhelming, then there is the mail, I would be ok only to come home and find mail for him, then it would start all over again. I am sure we never forget, and many others will never understand, I don't tell many that I am a widow, but I did have to check that box the other day on a form and it felt weird. God knows me.

At 6:09am on February 26, 2013, lovie said…

Hi, Mags, thanks for the friend request. You sure keep things lively in chat!! (You must be a "hoot" to spend time with in person!!)  Take care and wishing you well on this journey through grief.

At 9:50pm on February 3, 2013, bj628(Bonnie) said…

Hi Mags thanks so much for the friendship request. has been a real pleasure meeting in you chat.  I am sorry for your loss.

At 8:51am on January 2, 2013, Paula said…

Hi Mags, thanks for the friend request.  Paula

At 12:40pm on December 25, 2012, Lisa ( Marielee) said…

Welcome Swede dreams!  So sorry you have a need to be here but glad you found us. This site was a llfesaver for me. I lost my husband 2 years ago. In a much better place now due to love and support from family, friends and my WV pals. Keep coming here, reaching out and reading . It will get better , never completely gone but better- Blessings and may you find some comfort of peace today and the days to come- Lisa

At 3:44pm on November 20, 2012, D&D (Debra) said…

So sorry you lost your love.  I lost my husband Oct 23.  I hope you find some comfort here.  It has helped me.

 

At 9:37am on November 19, 2012, Joyce said…

Welcome swede dreams: 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 us in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It".

At 6:32pm on November 18, 2012, 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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