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Bittersweet Vacation

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 7:47pm 3 Comments

In 2003 Terry and  I took our first vacation without the kids. We took our jeep wrangler to the Rockies for trail busting and really a second honeymoon. We had the time of our lives and seen so much and really reconnected. Now I have made reservations for me and my son to go to the same place his daddy and I went to. Ty has never seen the Rockies and wanted to go really bad and I need to get away so off we go in about 4 weeks. This trip is bittersweet for me as I have so many memories and…


I loved this poem so I wanted to share it with you guys

Posted on August 26, 2012 at 8:00am 6 Comments


When tomorrow starts without me

and I'm not here to see

If the sun should rise and find your

eyes filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn't cry

the way you did today

While thinking of the the many things

we didn't get to say

I know how much you love me

as much as I love you

And each time you think of me

I know you will miss me too.

When tomorrow…


6 weeks today

Posted on June 13, 2012 at 5:21am 6 Comments

God took my husband to be with him 6 weeks ago today. Let me first tell you that we grew up together in a small town in Tennessee. We married young I was 17 he was 18. The odds were against us for that very reason, but we made it 33 years together. His death was sudden, no worning at all. Our oldest daughters mother in law has passed away and she and her husband had to go to Houston Tx to tend to her and her matters. I and my mother went to my daughters to stay with the grandkids as the…


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At 7:21pm on August 14, 2012, Youngatheart said…

Hi tanya,

My husband died while we were on vacation in Florida in July 2011.  He went from healthy to critical in a matter of hours.  I never imagined that this would have been our last trip together and that my daughter and I would have to make the trip home without him.  We were married 32 years and I, too, as much as I hate this journey I must take, I would also do it all over again as long as he was in my life the past 32 years.  I try to remember all the wonderful things that happened in my life with him and thank God that he was my husband, best friend, and the most wonderful father our children could have ever had.  That helps me get thru each day.  This doesn't mean I miss him any less.  I feel this void every day, but I just want to be thankful for what I had.  I know one day we will be together again.


At 1:10pm on August 4, 2012, Dianne in Nevada said…

Thinking of you today, Tanya.

At 6:48pm on June 19, 2012,
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At 3:52pm on June 16, 2012, Joyce said…

Welcome Tanya:  I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad you found your way to this site. I know 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 7:22pm on June 13, 2012, Lynne said…

So sorry for your loss Tanya.  I lost my husband on March 27th and we'd been married for 40 years (would be 41 this Sunday) and I can so identify with what you write here.  We married young, too, and grew up in a small town.  It's such a HUGE adjustment, isn't it?  I have good and bad days and probably will for a long time to come.  All I can say is that I understand and that I wish you all the best.  Take care.  Lynne

At 6:29pm on June 12, 2012, Dianne in Nevada said…

I'm so very sorry for your loss, tanya, but glad you found us. There is caring support and friendship here.  Join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place.  Those 'chirps' you hear when you're in Widowed Village mean people are talking in the Chat Room; stop in some time and join the conversations.  I look forward to getting to know you here.


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