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We're friends, not doctors, financial or legal professionals, and we're not "grief experts." But we are here, and we've been "there."

I am a widow.
I suffered a heartbreaking loss.
Sometimes I will get emotional.
Sometimes I will be insecure.
Sometimes I'll be dancing with joy and moments later be crying my eyes out.
Sometimes I'll be sentimental and others I'll avoid thinking of the past.
Sometimes I'll look forward to the future and others I'll wonder "what future?"
I'll seek to love and be loved again while still holding on to a love I once had.
I learned what a wondrous gift love is and will never take it for granted.
I learned that life is so, so short and it should be enjoyed and celebrated every chance you get.
I could have so easily given up on living, but didn't. Instead I found a new strength I never knew I had.
And when I offer my heart...never take it for granted for very few are allowed access to it again.

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Comment by Bonnie on August 9, 2015 at 4:55pm
It speaks for all of us, and better than I ever could have. Thank you.
Comment by S-rising on November 29, 2014 at 5:44pm

This poem covers it all. xo

Comment by suebru (Sue) on September 24, 2012 at 5:05pm

This is so beautifully written-thank you :-)

Comment by bramky on September 21, 2012 at 4:35pm

Beautiful, thank you for sharing.

 

Comment by Janet on September 11, 2012 at 5:47am

So true, thank you for sharing.

Comment by bj628(Bonnie) on August 2, 2012 at 8:55am

This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.. many hugs to you

Comment by ginadf on July 28, 2012 at 9:20am

Thank you for this beautifully worded blog.   I think i will print out a few copies of this and keep on hand to give to people who "Just dont Get It""  

Comment by WolfWife on June 19, 2012 at 6:23pm

Oh wow...my litany is a featured blog post. thank you!

Comment by MsKris12 on June 15, 2012 at 5:57am

Beautiful

Comment by kimkirt (KK) on June 15, 2012 at 4:23am

Candace, thank you for the permission, I am going to try to post on FB this weekend and will definitely credit you! Every time I read this I get goosebumps, it is so perfectly worded. Thank you!

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