Bereaved Spouses

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Comment by Mary. Jane on January 16, 2018 at 10:33pm

CB I am so sorry, what the hell is going on? It just seems like a lot of loss in a very short time. We are here for you, and Deborah. 

Comment by Mary. Jane on January 16, 2018 at 10:28pm

Deborah, that really sucks . I don,t understand why some people have to bear such pain. I am sorry.

Comment by Sara Murphy on January 16, 2018 at 9:47pm

Chicago....I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.   It's never easy to lose someone we connect with.  I'm glad you gave her husband this site's information.  He'll need as much support as he can get.

Comment by Sara Murphy on January 16, 2018 at 9:43pm

Debbie......I'm sorry for your friend's loss.  She's lucky to have you as most of us don't have anyone close by that can actually relate to this loss.  When she's ready, you two can talk and hopefully she'll take comfort knowing you can understand.  It won't be easy for you but it may help you as well.

Comment by Steve on January 16, 2018 at 7:23pm

Here is another good one from Maya Angelou

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

Comment by Steve on January 16, 2018 at 7:13pm

Thank you Marsha, thank you David,

I too believe that we will all be together some day.  

Comment by David Heggi on January 16, 2018 at 6:48pm

I believe it too, Marsha.  The death of a loved one is going home, and we are left to deal with the heartache, but we will meet when it is our time - beautifully said.

Comment by David Heggi on January 16, 2018 at 6:39pm

How beautiful, Steve.

Comment by Marsha H on January 16, 2018 at 4:54pm

Steve ....  I really enjoyed that and Maya Angelou was one of my favorites.  Another great lady that has passed on and left her good works for all of us.

I look at death of a loved one as 'going home.'  The stinger is, that we are yet here as earthly beings dealing with the heartache.  I also believe we will meet one day when it's our time.

Love & Hugs


Comment by Steve on January 16, 2018 at 4:16pm

Dear friends,

I may have posted this before so please forgive me for repeating.  I find that it is comforting and haunting at the same time...much how I feel most days

“When I think of death, and of late the idea has come with alarming frequency, I seem at peace with the idea that a day will dawn when I will no longer be among those living in the valley of strange humors.
I can accept the idea of my own demise but I am unable to accept the death of anyone else. I find it impossible to let a friend or relative go into that country of no return.
Disbelief becomes my close companion, and anger follows in its wake. I answer the heroic question ‘Death, where is thy sting?’ with ‘it is here in my heart and mind and memories’.”

By Maya Angelou


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