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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 hope you and Chuck had a decent New Year's Eve and I wish you peace, good health and the best the world has to give to both of you.
Love & Hugs
Dear Sara ... Hope you had a decent New Year's Eve and I wish you the very best in 2019. It has to be a better year for all of us.
Janeo! I think of you often and even sent an email about 3 months ago. Answer your emails! LOL You are a dear friend and I miss you. HAPPY NEW YEAR MY DEAR FRIEND!!!!
Hi Marsha, How are you ? Haven't posted in the longest time,but I do read the post. I see your still an ANGEL here to all. Just wanted to wish you a Happy New Years. And for all the members I don't know I'm so sorry for your loss.
Awwwwww, thanks Steve!
Hi everyone.. I'm going to spend some time tomorrow catching up on reading the posts but I wanted to take a minute to wish everyone a peaceful New Years and better days to come in 2019
Dear Chuck ... I do agree with Mary Jane. When you look back on what your friend did for you when you needed it the most I'm inclined to think of angels too. When Ernie was dying in hospital my girlfriend was with me every single steps of the way and picked me up when I was down. She hugged me when I cried, she was intelligent and did a lot of the paperwork for me to and she not only saw me through the whole ordeal, but to the bitter end. She was stoic so I would become stronger and I was, but one day while at the hospital she broke down and cried and I'd never seen her cry. I hugged her close and realized she too was grieving for her friend Ernie. After he passed she saw me through all the red tape and just like your friend after it was all over I didn't hear from her as often as we I use to. I didn't take offence and realized she needed space and so did I. Now, we see each other perhaps a couple of months time-wise and yet we pick up where we left off. We here forget sometimes that others grieve as well not only for the loss of their friend who passed away, but for us as well. It's exhausting. Here is a story for you to prove it's either angels of someone much bigger than us here on earth:
My first marriage was not a good one and I filed for divorce. I had never lived on my own, but I thought it was time I put my big girl panties on and became more independent. I was in a job that didn't pay well and they were laying people off and I was one of them shortly after I had moved into my apartment. I never went to my parents for help so I beat the streets looking for work and suddenly when I went to the Employment Center the woman across the desk looked at me and said, 'Where have they been hiding you? You have excellent qualifications.' I was stunned. Life had not been good to me at that time. She found a great job for me at Trans Mountain Pipeline and I went in for the interview. The man who interviewed me said he would get back to me the same day. I was anxious and called him, but his line was busy and lo and behold he was trying to reach me. I heard the words 'you are hired!' I had no money so I got up the next morning very early to walk to work which was about 12 miles. (I was much younger then. LOL) As I walked out of my apartment where I always turned left I happened to look right down at the floor for some strange reason and there standing on end was exactly 80 cents which pay for a bus going to work and coming home. I couldn't believe my eyes because no one knew what was going on. Once at work when I got to the reception area (I was dressed very business-like) the receptionist told me where to go and then said, 'Marcy, here is $50 to get you through until pay day.' HUH? I have a lot of pride and I told her I was just fine, but she insisted. As soon as I got paid I paid her back. I worked with 8 other men in the office and they were all so good to me and we all became friends. It was a pleasure to go to work. So you see my friend, angels do exist and some put thoughts into people's minds to do good deeds.
Please don't feel your friend has abandoned you because she hasn't, smile because she was there when you needed her the most and believe me, she does know how your life is going and as Mary.Jane said, letting you stand on your own two feet just like myself.
Dear Diane ... HAPPY NEW YEAR! I will raise a glass to all of you as well. Just going to friends to bring in the NY. I know for some it will be the first time alone, but please believe me when I say it does get better. For others I wish you peace, good health and a beautiful 2019!
Ya know I love all of ya!
Thank you.rigt back atcha, Diane.
Actually, for Bob and I the last time we celebrated NewYears was 1999. This was just another day for us.
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