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THE 31 DAY TLC PLEDGE



Welcome!



For the next 31 days myself and a lovely group of bereaved people… Continue

Added by Alive & Mortal on January 13, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments


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A real "widow" card for you to use (Widowers too!) -- Supa's first post

Friends, I posted this on my blog, Fresh Widow, in January of 2009. I think you might appreciate it so I'm reposting.

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One night in my support group, S. said casually that he’d “left work early… I just pulled a widower card.” I thought about how often I’d done this in the months since LH died, but more about how I could make good use of some little advantage. All the handicaps I was living with… single…

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Added by Soaring Spirits on January 1, 2011 at 5:30am — 1 Comment


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Veterans



How does Mr. Fresh feel about you calling yourself a widow? Other people ask me all the time, so one day I asked him: do you mind that I continue to do widow community activities and occasionally (when it’s appropriate) I still call myself a widow in… Continue

Added by Soaring Spirits on November 17, 2010 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments


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What is a "remarried widow?"





A remarried widow shouldn’t exist. People ask her, “how can you call yourself a widow if you’re also married?” She’s milking the label. They don’t know what it was like to be married, widowed, and single all at the same time, 3 labels she never chose to wear together. She’s already cheated on a dead man.… Continue

Added by Soaring Spirits on July 5, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Just after a year: May 29, 2009

Here's another old blog of mine.  It was when I was contemplating dating again and all the trouble I was having dealing with people.

 

Hard to breathe.  Burning in my throat and chest.  Queasy stomach. Throbbing headache.  The depression is back.  My shattered heart strains to keep together with every beat.  There are tears screaming and burning behind my eyelids, aching to be released.  Why am I here again?  Oh, that’s right, I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel. …

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Added by Shannon on May 27, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

One year anniversary: May 6, 2009

One year…

It’s impossible to believe that, isn’t it?  Actually, there are days that feel like he’s been gone for more like a century, as if the part of my life with him was a dream, not a reality.  But, scattered remnants of our life together are reminders that he wasn’t just a dream.  Look how much has changed in this short amount of time.  Our baby boy is not so little anymore.  He’ll be two in a few short months.  He’s a growing toddler who is way too smart for his own good.  He’s…

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Added by Shannon on May 25, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

May 6, 2008: How the day unfolded

This blog is long and I wrote it shortly after the accident that took my husband's life.  It was therapuedic for me to release it on "paper". 

 

It was a sunny, beautiful Tuesday.  I didn’t take a lunch that day because Lucas was scheduled for his 9 month old check-up at 4 that afternoon.  I called Tim to make sure he was awake.  It was to be his 2nd day on 2nd shift, and I missed him.  Lucas and I had actually been staying with my mom for a few days at…

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Added by Shannon on May 25, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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