Iᴛ sᴇᴇᴍs ᴏᴜʀ ᴏᴡɴ ɪᴍᴘᴇʀᴍᴀɴᴇɴᴄᴇ ɪs ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇᴀʟᴇᴅ fʀᴏᴍ ᴜs.
Tʜᴇ ᴛʀᴇᴇs sᴛᴀɴᴅ fɪʀᴍ, ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴏᴜsᴇs ᴡᴇ ʟɪᴠᴇ ɪɴ ᴀʀᴇ sᴛɪʟʟ ᴛʜᴇʀᴇ.
Wᴇ ᴀʟᴏɴᴇ fʟᴏᴡ ᴘᴀsᴛ ɪᴛ ᴀʟʟ, ᴀɴ ᴇxᴄʜᴀɴɢᴇ ᴏf ᴀɪʀ.
Eᴠᴇʀʏᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴄᴏɴsᴘɪʀᴇs ᴛᴏ sɪʟᴇɴᴄᴇ ᴜs, ᴘᴀʀᴛʟʏ ᴡɪᴛʜ sʜᴀᴍᴇ, ᴘᴀʀᴛʟʏ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴜɴsᴘᴇᴀᴋᴀʙʟᴇ ʜᴏᴘᴇ.
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Another nite of being up all night and on the computer, searching, searching for what, I don't know. Just needing something to occupy my mind till the sun started coming up, and I found this site. I think I was suppose to find it now, I read and read and read and seen so many stories of me, of my loss, and how I still feel.
I lost my husband Jerry of 36 years to Leukemia April 22, 2008. I hate April, I hate February, our Anniversary month, also mine and our sons birthday…Continue
Four years ago this morning I woke up and found that my husband Rick had passed. It was such a shock. At first it didn't seem real. I even poked him thinking I could wake him up when I knew I couldn't. A lot of the hussle and bussle of that day I don't remember clearly. There were so many people in and out of my house. But I do remember telling my two grown children that their dad was gone. That was the hardest thing I ever had to do. When April 5th rolls around each year that is the…Continue
I like going back to the places I have visited before, which I know I love. Assateague. The Cabin. There are a few choice spots that I visit regularly because it feels like my second home there. It’s not a bad thing – I have great memories at these places, so it’s no wonder I travel back again and again and love it everytime.
Traveling to places I love is never a bad thing, but is it preventing me from exploring new places? I used to be completely spontaneous (ok, not…Continue
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.... another wave comes and smacks you from behind .....
I love the ocean. Always have.
Jim did, too. We were a "beach family". Loved…Continue
I wrote this on my blog today.. but for us that are newly widowed.. I felt it worthy for the sharing
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We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us, that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our quiet.…
I can remember it like it was yesterday: the heart-pounding, animal-like fear I felt when we found out that Ken had cancer. If anything is going to activate fear, there's nothing like a cancer diagnosis preceded by weeks of tests and not knowing the outcome. The doctor appointments, the scans, the x-rays, the diagnostic surgeries, the lack of control, put it all together you've got the perfect recipe for being scared out of your mind. That's just my story. For some of you, it was a call from…Continue
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Wait and see turned out to be never. Kevin was diagnosed with a rare Angiosarcoma tumor in August 2008, and after undergoing a radical…Continue
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My husband died. 2 years 5 months 3 days ago. While the length at which I have been separated by my husband, from death, is a "reasonable amount of time", I still get sad.
I am sad right now. I hide it, or at least I try to. I bottle it up and put a HAPPY stamp on it. Inside though, at least the past few weeks, I have been brewing, stirring, concocting a nasty recipe of despair. Wow, despair. Desperate. Yep, I think that suits it.
The HAPPY stamp is rubbing off. I have…Continue
A friend Bryan finally had the guts to share his demons. He stepped out on a very shaky limb, and shared his concerns. It is awesome, I’m proud of him. I have been fighting through my own demons the past few days, weeks, months, maybe even going on years. The “What’s Next?” anxiety.
Last night, in my usual widowhood/grief/frustration, I felt that privilege. I realized this morning that…Continue
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I’m stuck. I am getting “opportunities” left and right that include free perks, meeting cool people. On paper, it’s awesome. In my heart, my mind, my soul, I’m going nowhere soon.
I read my friend Paul’s blog today and lightbulbs went off all over my brain. But then it went back to the picture above. Mush. Cream of Wheat to be specific. Healthy for you, but not the tastiest thing on earth. Not that any of the emotions in that…Continue
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Direct conversation? It has it's limitations.
Studies show that blood flow moves away from the cognitive language centers of the brain when there is trauma or grief. Children, generally, already have less developed verbal abilities. They also have age-appropriate limitations with certain types of understanding and abstract thinking.Trauma and stress can effect children differently, and they will try and act or play it…Continue
Would you like to contribute to the knowledge base of what grief is really like by participating in a research survey? The online publication SLATE is asking those who have suffered the loss of a loved one to take an anonymous survey on the topic of What Is Grief Really Like?
If you are interested in participating, check out the link here: http://www.slate.com/id/2289332?wpisrc=sl_ipad
Added by Jill on March 27, 2011 at 5:54pm — No Comments
some where on the I-5 in CA heading south
14 hours in the car
in two days .
Less actually, because we left at 1:00 pm on Friday and got back tonight (Saturday) at 7:00 pm.
It started with a casual comment. "Hey,…