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At 9:12am on July 9, 2012, Cristina said…

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. 

Cristina

At 2:42pm on June 30, 2012, shirley said…

Thanks for the friend request!

At 10:39pm on June 16, 2012, Mamawebs said…
Thanks for the request. I need support from other people.
At 9:22pm on May 15, 2012, connie-uw said…

Thanks Janet!

At 4:05pm on May 13, 2012, AlanRRT said…

Hi Janet,

I didn't realize you weren't on my friends list, i don't know how I overlooked that!  Oh yeah, we can blame everything on widow brain!

I hope our trip we talked about this afternoon will work out, it will be the adventure of a lifetime!

Alan

At 7:40am on May 5, 2012, AlanRRT said…

Janet,

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.

Alan

At 5:15pm on April 29, 2012,
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Hi Janet, did you receive the personal email message I sent you with several specific ideas? I believe you are having trouble using the site, and we can help with that. Please reply. Thanks!
At 11:35am on April 29, 2012, JeanMA said…

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 

At 9:29pm on April 28, 2012, Linda 47 said…

Thank you Janet..join in when your comfortable..sometimes chat is really fast..I still have a time of it keeping up!

At 6:46pm on April 28, 2012,
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said…

Welcome to our community.... I hope we can keep you company on your journey ahead. Please look around a bit and read this basic introduction to the site. You can find more information about how the community works under "Help!" in the navigation bar, and we'll send you a few newsletters with tips and ideas in the coming weeks. If you need a little more help, go to the Home page and look in the right hand column to see the link to a "Help Desk" form.
We all use the site differently, but we hope you feel comfortable sharing among us in the coming days, weeks, and months.
Big hug!
Supa
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At 4:59am on April 25, 2012, kimkirt (KK) said…

Janet, I'm so sorry for your loss, but glad that you are here with us. This site has helped me SO much. I hope you can find some comfort here. HUGS!

At 2:35am on April 24, 2012, Lisa (lost) Lamb said…

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.

At 6:40pm on April 23, 2012, Dianne in Nevada said…

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.

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