Grief support groups, condolence advice, funeral etiquette and more
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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I am so sorry Deborah P. My heart goes out to you and your family. I always wonder why many people choose holidays to leave this life..but they do. In a sense, it seems like a wonderful sort of logistics gift they leave us..as their families are already gathered.
If this sounds horrible, I apologize, but I KNOW Bob chose the timing of his own death. I think your B I L also did. I find it sort of comforting that humans with lengthy illnesses have some control over the end of their lives.
I wish you and your family love and support..as you begin this process of grieving.
Dear Deborah P,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother-inlaw, loss of a loved one in anyone's family affects the whole family. Prayers for you and your family. As Marsha said, holidays are the worst time for any of us.
As each year passes, I still tend to withdraw from social activities and from my family. Old habits are hard to overcome.
Hugs to you and your family
Dear Deborah P ..
My deepest condolences on the passing of your brother-in-law. I am so sorry to hear that he has passed away and being so close to Christmas like you and the rest of us we know that terrible journey your sister will be going through. You certainly have my prayers each night.
my family has been going thru a lot this past week, my brother in law was in the hospital and they sent him home on hospice so we were all split up for the holiday and all wanting to be together but my sister has such a small condo we couldn't be but we all took turns going there. Early this morning he passed away and while he is at peace my sister Sheris journey has just begun and we all know how painful that is. So prayers or well wishes sent our way would be great, I too am glad to see everyone posting again, maybe we should all jump on here once a week just to keep everyone updated and say hi.
Mary Jane so glad you had a good Thanksgiving and your house is now your home, that makes all the difference
Awwwww, no, thank all of YOU!
i am so happy everyone has started posting again. I came here often over the last few months, thinking maybe the emailed posts had gone into my junk folder. It is almost a reunion of sorts. YAY!!!
It sure makes a difference when you finally feel like you can call your place is Home. A big step for each one of us on this journey, especially when moving or relocating is involved. Holidays in general are very stressful on their own, add to that memories of lost loved ones and you can loose what control you maintain.
So happy for you Mary Jane.
Mary Jane ... So glad to hear you had a great time for your Thanksgiving and that you are beginning to feel that your house is your home now. Way to go girl!
Melinda is such a sweetheart and hey, send her to me! LOL
Mary Jane, you are truly blessed with Melinda. Pass on hugs for her! And "yay!" that your house is now home.
As an aside: formal military dinners often have a full place setting at a lone table aside from the main ones for "fallen comrades"; and all rise after the meal for a toast specifically to those fallen comrades.
I didn,t set Bob a place...but the dinner and company was great..Melinda did EVERYTHING...cleaned one day, cooked all day yesterday...but the big thing...this new house finally began to feel like my HOME.
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