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Bereaved Spouses

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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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Struggling with reality

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Nine days and a whirlwind of emotions.

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My love.

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Comment by Marsha H on April 11, 2017 at 3:45am

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

Comment by Marsha H on April 11, 2017 at 3:33am

Mary.Jane ...  The last song you didn't know the name of is 'See you again' and here's the Youtube ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgKAFK5djSk

Hugs

Marsha

Comment by Trina Mamoon on April 11, 2017 at 2:42am

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!

Comment by Mary. Jane on April 10, 2017 at 10:27pm
Update. I just listened to both the newer songs, and "When I SEE You Again" is the best. I takes everything we are feeling, and puts it into perfect words. If you have never heard it, I really recommend it. It is a hard one to absorb, but I think it says what we all feel. If you go to YouTube, make sure you listen to the NON RAP version. The song was written for the guy from the Fast and Furious movies who was killed in a car crash. I hope it will touch you the way it touches me. Goodnight my new friends.
Comment by Mary. Jane on April 10, 2017 at 10:01pm
Now, I am going to address SONGS. BOb and I liked 2 different types of music...me folk rock, him acid rock. It was 1968, and the guy across the street was friends with Carlos Santana..so Bob got to visit Carlos's home several times..this was b4 he was such a huge star..anyway, "our song" was Radar Love by Golden Earring, 1973. I'd forgotten all about that...Bob was a truck driver by day, artist by nights etc.that song seemed to fit who were always were, and there were a few by Meatloaf that we loved.
Fast forward to his death...2 days after he died, my daughter had flown to Oklahoma, and we'd spent the morning at the funeral home, making the arrangements..so we needed a diversion..and went to a dept store, looking at stuff on the racks..when a song came on the overhead speakers. I wasn,t paying attention until some of the words hit me..I had never heard this song b4, but as I listened to it, I had a major breakdown right there in Women's Wear! We discovered the song was "1000 years", and to this minute, I CAVE every time I hear it. Seriously start crying, even yesterday when I heard it unexpectedly. ANother song that sends me over the edge, I am not sure of the name..but the lyrics are: "it's been a long time, without you my friend...but I'll tell you all about it, when I see you again." OMG! I just started crying again. So those two songs, post humously have become our songs. Besides Radar Love. Thanks for letting me vent. It's been a very tough 5 days, and I am happy I have this place to come to.
Comment by Mary. Jane on April 10, 2017 at 9:24pm
This post is about our pets...who have died. First of all, I am TERRIFIED of my kitty dying. There is not much wrong with him, but FEAR has been magnified so much since Bob died, I check him hotly...ok have u ever felt your pet who has passed? My kitty, Rudy is 8 yrs old..b4 we had him, we had another kitty, Dusty, who was 11yrs old..he died of kidney failure. While he was alive, every night, he'd jump up on the right side of the bed, and sleep on my feet. He did this for 11 years. He was my baby...ok after he died, I would FEEL him jump on the bed most nights. Even tho we had a new kitty, I swear I could feel Dusty jump on the bed. I never told Bob for years..until one night, when I finally told him..instead of laughing at me, Bob said he had felt the SSSAME THING! Only he never told me cuz we both thought we were imagining it! Am I alone in this?
Comment by Mary. Jane on April 10, 2017 at 7:03pm
STEVE..thank you for sharing that story...I cried, and then wrote down what he said to you
Comment by Mary. Jane on April 10, 2017 at 7:01pm
SARA. Thank you for sharing that. Yes, i would love to meet a medium..but I would want to b sure they were for real...I like Teresa Caputo..watch her every Sunday. On the fence about Silvia Brown...I remember her telling the mother of one of the 3 women who were kidnaped in Cleveland that her daughter was dead...she was alive and was watching the show..but tho I am a born skeptic, I believe that anythis is POSSIBLE. So I will keep hoping I see more signs..hope we ALL do!
Comment by Sara Murphy on April 10, 2017 at 5:33pm

Thanks Steve.  I had no idea who sang this song. 

I think it's been said that animals and young children can see the spirits of our loved ones.  This accounts for the imaginary friends that kids have.  I have no doubt that Bella was seeing Mark.  I agree with you....there's far more going on than we'll ever be aware of.

Comment by Steve on April 10, 2017 at 10:49am

Sara - Pablo Cruise "Love Will Find a Way", 1978

I too have had many signs from Mark, I remember waking up one afternoon by a fragrance, it was his favorite cologne, and it lingered as I became fully awake. This has happened several other times.

There have also been numerous times that Bella would be looking out towards the patio or looking into an empty room of the patio and she would perk up and start waging her tail.

So, I have learned to not dismiss these episodes, there is far more to our existence in this plane and beyond than anyone of us could ever begin to understand.  All of this I accept as validation to my beliefs and my faith.

 

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