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A continutaion of the "When a Spouse or Partner Dies" thread.
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This might be a rough time for many of you. Do what you feel you need to do to get through it. Remember, someone is here almost all the time to talk to you.
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Your photo most definitely brightens my day - thank you! I think Paul may be already telling you, through your daily thoughts about moving back to Ohio, that your dispersing his belongings however and whenever it feels right is what he expects you to do.
This week Steve helped me put a very large collection of parcels out for a charity to collect - with it are the last of Larry's clothing I still had. This morning I folded and carefully wrapped Larry's dress top coat and London Fog rain coat. I didn't cry, which truly surprised me...I just felt a deep sadness that we would never be grabbing our coats and adjusting each others ties as we head out to some wedding or play in NYC. Oh, to have just one more look at him all dressed up, smiling because he knows he looks very handsome and debonair. I think, Gretchen, that you have reached the same place I have, and are finding the closeness and contact we long for within our hearts, allowing us to turn loose of material goods we have been clutching for their memories.
I believe that for some of us this comes sooner, for others later - and for some never. All are only important in line with what is right for us, not outside opinions and suggestions from family, friends, and counselors. You have so much of Paul with you always in Ethan, and turning a page does not in any way mean you are closing the book.
Find peace my friend in your thoughts of travel, and if it is right, you will know in your heart.
Love to you and Ethan,
A nice view to hopefully brighten everyone's day a bit.
Chuck ... Another amazing post and I always feel at peace and calm when I read your posts. What a writer! I won't tell you 'I told you so.' LOL
Your sis Marsha
Sara ... as always you have something positive to say to me and I do hope my kindness helped that young woman and of course her dog. I'll never know, but it made me feel good and that's what counts.
I hope and pray you are having better days Sara.
Harold ... I'm so happy you had a good time on your holidays and I know it was mixed emotions without Diane, but so proud of you for realizing Diane wouldn't want you to sit around and give up on life. I hope to push myself a little more this year. No one to go on holidays with so I guess I'll have to go alone which to me quite honest isn't much fun.
Mary Jane ... What a true and beautiful poem your husband wrote and I'm sure you'll treasure it. He was a very talented man and you are so lucky to have his artwork and poems. I do know finding things like that may make you sad, but later you will feel so blessed to have those memories.
Thank you for sharing.
Just got back yesterday, had a great time. Felt weird going on a vacation without Diane, felt a little guilt but I know she wouldn't want me sitting around giving up on life. I wouldn't want that for her either if roles were reversed. I have decided that I was going to push myself this year to do more and try to find some kind of life for me. will try things and see what feels right.
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