I see that you are from Houston, TX.
Are you a Texas Native?
I winter in So. Texas. I fly into Houston...then go on down to McAllen.
Sorry, about your loss. How are you holding up?
My husband passed away in McAllen, TX on Dec 26th,…"
"Can I ask what future planning you're talking about? I have talked with my children about my own end-of-life wishes in terms of treatment of illness, etc. That conversation was what I told them I wanted for my birthday last year. My…"
"When I was going through my husband's neatly filed stuff, I came upon his sister's fifth grade social studies notebook. No idea how he happened to have it, but I returned it to her, much to her surprise, on my next visit to his…"
"I agree with Patty Sue. We're all different and we have to be kind to ourselves and manage the way that works for us, which may be entirely different from someone else's way. Keeping everyone in my thoughts."
"I didn't go through my husband's things for months, and then I moved them out of our closet into another one. Then a year later I went through them and gave away all but a few special items to the Salvation Army. I chose them…"
"I will be 78 in May and I keep wondering how I got so old when I feel...oh, maybe 50. I've been widowed 7+ years and of course I still miss him. I'm lucky at least one of my kids lives in town and that I have a lot of women…"
"I miss having my husband to help me problem-solve--not that I always took his advice. I miss his voice on the answering machine. I recently had to get a new phone and his message was too mufflfed to put on. I always called on New…"
"What has helped me most is continuing to work. Because I work with young children as a speech pathologist, I have to be "perky" all the time and once I begin acting that way, it becomes real. I think about my husband often and…"
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"One of my favorite gift memories was being at a party between Christmas and New Years and someone asking me what my huisband had given me. "A food processor," I said and I was quite happy about that gift because that's what I…"
"LI've been so slow at posting. Patty Sue asked what I write. I started my writing career by writing romance novels for Harlequin and Silhouette. After my husband died, I just didn't feel romantic so I switched to creative…"
"I'm delighted to be part of this community. To tell you a little more about myself(other than that I'm widowed and a senior citizan) I'm a native Texan. I was born in Austin but have lived in Houston since I finished…"
Welcome thelmaz: 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".
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.