Janet, thank you for befriending me. I have to go get some breakfast now, but I look forward to getting to know you, here. So sorry about the loss of your husband. I hope your day is peaceful. I live a few hours east of San Diego, but won't be going to the Camp. As you are driving, maybe if you guys want you could come out and visit, though it's terribly hot in the desert where I live (117° today and tomorrow, for instance...). Maybe we could meet up the hill in Julian, a mountain town with more reasonable temperatures. Anyway, even if not, I look forward to knowing you.
I just read your post on the boy that wanted to meet God. It was beautiful, and the message is so true. Little gestures mean so much to those that are hurting. i have experienced that, and hope that I have given that.
HI, Janet, You are only my second friend here. I work (I am a Legal Aid lawyer) and have a 10 year old, so I have the opposite problem of trying to find some down time. You sound like you have some great skills that would be very helpful to some nonprofit organizations doing all kinds of great work. I was in private practice for about 20 years before I left and went to Legal Aid to provide free legal services to poor people. It is very satisfying (although much more poorly paid, of course). My colleagues were very supportive during my husband's 18 months of disablility before he died last October.
One thing about losing our spouses is the opportunity and challenge of reimagining our lives now that we are without them. It is terrifying but also can be put to good, I think. Take care! Jean
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I'm so sorry for the loss that brought you here Janet, but glad you found us. This is a wonderful community filled with caring people will to help in any means possible. The journey we are all on may be different for each of us,but we are all trying to heal and find a way to start out new. Welcome and I hope we can help.
I'm so very sorry for your loss, janet, but glad you found us. There is caring support and friendship here. Join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place. Those 'chirps' you hear when you're in Widowed Village mean people are talking in the Chat Room; stop in some time and join the conversations. I look forward to getting to know you here.