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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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Steve.....I haven't seen that poem before. I absolutely love it and have printed it out. Thanks for posting it.
I haven't posted this in a while, seems like today is a good day for repeats, each day I wake up and see Mark's photo, I think of this poem:
For those who believe: I wish I could tell you of all that God has planned But if I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand But one this is for certain though my life on earth is o’re I am closer to you now than I was ever before And to my very many friends trust God knows what is best I’m still not far away from you, I’m just beyond the crest There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb But together we can do it taking one day at a time It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you too That as you give unto the world so the world will give to you If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain Then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain And now I am contented that my life was worthwhile Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile So if you meet somebody who is down and feeling low Just lend a hand to pick him/her up as on your way you go. When you are walking down the street and you’ve got me on your mind, I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind And when you feel the gentle breeze or the wind upon your face That’s me giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace And when it’s time for you to go from that body to be free Remember you’re not going you are coming here to me. I will always love you. Anonymous
To my family ...
I've left this song a few times before, but wanted the new members to hear this song because I believe our beloved spouses are always around us and yes, we'll see them again.
I too believe there are special people out there such as psychics or mediums, but few and far between. Ernie had a special name for me so if a psychic or medium can't get that then to me they're doing a 'cold read.' I know I went to two psychics and one medium and other than couple of close calls of what was going on in my life none of them knew I had just recently had my husband pass away. So, I look for signs that I know are there. That's just me. I'm very cautious and get angry if I feel someone is scamming me.
Sara is right, Sylvia Browne passed away. I saw her several months before in person and she did not look well.
Ernie passed away in April 2011 and that Christmas Eve (that use to be our favorite time together) I was wrapping last minute Christmas gifts on the coffee table not even paying too much attention to anything when I looked to the left of me and there he stood, one elbow on the wall unit, one leg crossed and smiling down at myself and the dogs as if he were telling me he was so grateful I had put the Christmas tree up when it was the hardest thing I ever had to do being without him. When I saw him I was calm. His body looked like a billion stars all combined and it was him for sure. He was there about 2 minutes and I was amazed at myself how peaceful I felt and this was all quite normal. There were others signs I had as well. I know grief counseling tells those in grief these are nothing, but illusions, but I disagree and there is something much greater after death than anyone knows. I saw what I saw!
Mary.Jane ... Thanks for the great post and yes, like you do I keep myself up very well (I think I scare some other women off! LOL) I won't go shopping without make-up on, my hair tidy and whether it's jeans and a sweater it still looks good. It is important to keep ourselves up because it builds our character. You know the old saying, 'When you look your worst that's when you bump into someone you know.' LOL
Mary.Jane ... The last song you didn't know the name of is 'See you again' and here's the Youtube ...
Hello Steve, Harold, Mary Jane, and Sara,
Thanks for sharing your spiritual experiences with us. I strongly believe that our dearly departed loved ones (spouse/partner in this instance) are right next to us; we can't see them, but they see us and send us signs every once in a while, especially when it gets really unbearable.
Joseph has sent me many signs, and visited me once two or three days after his passing. I saw him vividly in our bedroom walking from the door to the walk-in closet. When I saw him then, I knew immediately that it was a vision-visit, not imagination on my part.
The last time he sent me a sign was on August 4th, his second death anniversary. That day I returned to our home in Fairbanks, AK after having attended my nephew's wedding in Virginia a few days prior. Needless to say, my heart was heavy and I dreaded returning to our home. After getting out of the taxi as I approach our house, I wanted to throw myself onto the pavement and start crying, but somehow I summoned up my courage and went up to the door. Next to the front door on the small patio table was the figurine of Cupid, the Greek god of love. Joseph had planted this little garden figurine--with little wings and a bow and arrow with a red heart at its tip--under our peony bush. It was a gift he had given me several years ago when we first moved into our beautiful house. But on that day, August 4th, the Cupid figurine was placed exactly in the middle of the patio table. And immediately, I knew Joseph had put it there for me a sign from him, as a sign of his love, to let me know that he is always right next to me.
Our beloved spouse sends us signs once in a while to reassure us and comfort us, to let us know that there right here, next to us, even if we cannot see them. This thought brings me comfort and strength knowing that when my time comes (and I hope it's in the next few years), Joseph will be waiting for me. So yes, there are angels out there, and they look out for us.
Goodnight to you all!
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