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I never expected it. Never was looking for it. Never saw it coming.  Just walked right into it. His love for me was endless, all encompassing, wild, crazy. He was life personified. He had so many friends. So many interests. So much energy. So much everything. And he loved me. He really really really loved me. Beyond all reason or understanding. 

Where do I go with this? Where do I take it? What do I do with it? 

This wild, crazy endless love. 

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Comment by katjames on August 8, 2013 at 1:22pm

Sunchaser, I am feeling as you do more and more these days.  Though the grief comes I have so much gratitude also for the wonderful love we had... a love we didn't take for granted.  I also see we were meant to be together and it was part of a greater plan.  My Edd taught me so much in the ten years we were together and a better husband I couldn't not have gotten.  He was the best and I had the best even though I miss him every moment.  Blessings on you and your journey....

Comment by sunchaser on August 8, 2013 at 1:04pm

Patience (Diane) ...  Your husband sounds very much like mine (he passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2011) and I asked myself the same thing 'where do I go with it.'  In my 2 1/2 years of grieving it has been the second year of a reality check where I can think more clearly and I miss my husband with every breath I take, but, I have come to realize how fortunate it was that he was introduced to me by a friend and we knew right then we were soul mates and we had such great memories throughout our 39 years of marriage (not perfect by any means, but near perfect.)  He was my strength, he encouraged me and I encouraged him and we both had a good sense of humor.  Now I realize it was part of a greater plan we were meant to be together and throughout those 39 years (knowing him 45 years) he taught me so much about life and also that we could beat anything in this world together. Why stop now?  We don't!  We hold them close to our hearts and remember what they taught us about love and life and we go on in their memory and 'pay it forward' ... we pass off the lust they had for life to others in hopes they will learn.  Many of us are so lucky we had someone so wonderful in our lives because not everyone is that lucky.

Comment by mark2112 on July 31, 2013 at 4:21pm

Wrap yourself in it as you continue your journey.

Comment by Patience (Diane) on July 30, 2013 at 5:14am

Thank-you, Barbara... our husbands sound a lot alike! 

Comment by Barbie Doll on July 29, 2013 at 9:14pm

Diane, you just described my relationship with my Mark.  He loved me more than anything and would and did do anything and everything for me.  He too had so many friends, so many interests, so much energy and so much life.  He was always the life of the party and respected by all.  All our friends and family came to him for his advice.  I never understood just why he loved me so much but I knew I was a lucky girl because he did:)  I will never get over not having him in my daily life.  I can only hope to try to be happy until we meet again.

Comment by Patience (Diane) on July 28, 2013 at 8:04pm

((((( Paula and JPS..  )))))

Comment by Paula on July 28, 2013 at 3:34pm

we not only miss the one we love, we miss the one who loved us

Comment by JPSwifeCathy on July 28, 2013 at 2:56pm

He loved me........This love hurts now.....we want it here, touching me, talking to me, loving me

Comment by Patience (Diane) on July 28, 2013 at 10:33am

Lori, :)

Comment by Lori on July 27, 2013 at 7:05pm

 so sweet Diane, to be loved that well. hold it in your heart and smile at the beauty of his life and love for you.

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