I was going to share this on my current, personal blog, however, I thought I would start here. Amongst friends who may share an understanding. Please note that I use foul language and I will be talking about the spiritual - not the religious. I also want to make a note that I am completely and utterly grateful that it has been possible for me to travel this week and to do this for myself.
It has been 1 year and almost 4 months since my husband died, tragically and suddenly. A…Continue
Added by Alive & Mortal on January 13, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Soaring Spirits on July 5, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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. …Continue
Added by Shannon on May 27, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Shannon on May 25, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments
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…Continue