Bereaved Spouses

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Comment by Gretchen G on February 14, 2017 at 1:56pm
Debbie - count me in! Got my bottle of wine sitting on the kitchen counter ready for when I get home.
Comment by Gretchen G on February 14, 2017 at 1:54pm
Gail... so sorry for your loss. You've come to a great place - we all understand and support each other.
Comment by Deb S on February 14, 2017 at 1:48pm

Todd, Great! It's a date!  Anyone else want to join us?  Debbie

Comment by Deb S on February 14, 2017 at 1:48pm

Gail, I am so sorry for the sudden loss of your husband. My husband passed away on July 22, 2015. He had been apparently healthy one night and on life support the next morning. It is difficult to learn how to live alone and gain a sense of peace and purpose. I find it difficult to even determine how I'd like my house to be function right now, i.e. I have a huge house - how will it work best for me?

Please take care of you. I find this helps me heal. Debbie

Comment by Gail Brooks on February 14, 2017 at 12:47pm
New to this site. My husband died suddenly one morning on July 10 2015. It's been a rough painful ride to this point at 20 months. We were married 35 wonderful years. At 70 learning to live alone and gain some sense of peace has been a challenge. I hope you are finding good ways to cope. I see friends and family, volunteer am in a book club, taking a course at local college but there is that big hole in my heart that seems to never leave.
Comment by Todd B. Goodrich on February 14, 2017 at 11:27am

Deb, thank you so much! I will join you tonight and open a beer! Always good hoist up a beverage in honor of our loves! Take care today! Graciously,


Comment by Deb S on February 14, 2017 at 11:08am

Sherri, Like you, I'm having a difficult time getting motivated today. We will get through it although it likely will not be an easy day. Take care of you today.  Debbie

Comment by Sheri Dettman on February 14, 2017 at 11:04am

Hello all, I thought I would power thru today but no such luck. Bill and I used to say that "every day was Valentine's day" when someone would ask if we were doing something special. And that was true. We didn't make a big deal out of it but I always knew there would be roses and chocolate. So now, after 12 years of that, not so today. I have to say, it wasn't easy getting out of bed today. I know you are all feeling the same way. No easy way to deal with this or any of the challenges that we are going thru. I just keep telling myself (and Bill) that I was lucky to have the time that I had with him. Doesn't help much but in the moment it is true. Peace and love to all of you.

Comment by Deb S on February 14, 2017 at 10:49am

Chuck, It looks like I am able to post again. It has been frustrating to type long posts, hit send, and nothing happens. You remain in my thoughts and prayers. Enjoy today with Steve and know that I will be toasting each of my friends here tonight. Please join me if you are so inclined as everyone is invited. I have considered everything that I'd like to do today. I really thought that I would go out and eat but my heart just isn't in it. Instead, I'll stay at home, make something simple, open a bottle of good wine, and toast my friends. Love to all, Debbie

Comment by Deb S on February 14, 2017 at 10:47am

Todd, Extra prayers and good thoughts are with you today and tomorrow. Thanks for posting. It is good to hear from you.  HUGS!!!  Debbie


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