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December 2013 Blog Posts (47)

Joy To The World?

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…


Added by shelleyb57 on December 5, 2013 at 12:11am — 1 Comment

Christmas Cards

Part of my Christmas rituals each year include picking out just the right box of Christmas cards to send to friends and family. I have to be touched by the picture on them and the greeting inside. Nothing has touched me this year; they're all so happy and joyful, as they should be, but I'm  not feeling happy and joyful. In fact, even "Seasons' Greetings" sounds too cheery, so a few weeks ago I decided I would not send cards this year. But, I did decide to purchase individual cards for…


Added by Rosemary on December 4, 2013 at 4:39am — 8 Comments

My Love spoke to me in September - that our love will be greater than ever when reunited

My roses 1st December 2013  Just typing this new month is painful... the time is going so fast. I am sharing part of a talk which I had with my beloved in September .…Its all about love.

 I have sat down and spoken with him every month , as I have seen this year rush away. I have had a vision of him, his sister has had two visions.  There have been many other signs of his presence over these last 10 months.  But even with all this I have been so broken hearted.…


Added by my roses on December 2, 2013 at 11:04pm — 4 Comments

Losing joy

Just wondering if anyone else has gone through this. The loss of joy. Since my wife passed, the joy of life has left with here. I don't mean feeling lonely or the loss of love. We all face that. It seem to be the biggest part of grief. What I mean is the lack of caring....about anything. I never realized the amount of joy my wife put out. Cleaning, cooking and decorating. Always with a smile, know matter how hard it was she made it seem effortless. Some people can project a arora and some…


Added by missincin (Dan) on December 2, 2013 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

This time four years ago...

On the outside it does not look that different. My husband traveled for work and he was not around during the week anyway. I was also being what they so politically call being "managed out" at my job, which just means they can't lay me off because then they cannot replace me, with cheaper model so instead they would review my work every day and find something wrong to they could eventually fire a person who always had outstanding reviews for "poor performance". I hated my job anyway. I live…


Added by Paula on December 2, 2013 at 6:34am — 4 Comments

aLong the Way...

“Hope in the beginning feels like such a violation of the loss, and yet without it we couldn't survive.”     ―…


Added by hendrixx2 on December 1, 2013 at 3:40pm — 8 Comments

Depression, happiness and raw chocolate

My roses  1st  December

 Dr. David Jockers

Brain research clearly shows that depressed people are dopamine deficient


The brain is run through an electrical circuitry that depends upon key neurotransmitters. Dopamine is associated with the ‘pleasure system’ of the brain and allows us to feel enjoyment and…


Added by my roses on December 1, 2013 at 9:16am — No Comments

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