Bereaved Spouses

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Comment by Connie on May 19, 2010 at 9:31pm
Charlotte, Thanks so much for your note and condolences. I do have three daughters, two of whom live not far from me and the youngest is going to be a Senior at a University in PA in the fall. She spends many weekends at home and they call me several times every day. I also have a very close friend with who I have been friends for over 30 years. Her husband passed 11 years ago from lung cancer. Her husband and my husband were like brothers. In fact, her husband's last wish was that they give his heart to my husband because he was in the process of being listed for transplant. This week has been especially bad for me because it was the 10th anniversary of his transplant which we always considered his "second birthday." Everyone is great but it doesn't replace my sweetheart. We were married a long time and had a really good marriage. We enjoyed being together even if it was just staying home and watching tv. I am not feeling "bogged down" with grief but I am hurting so very much. I wait for the day that I can be with him again. Everyone needs to grieve in their own particular way and what is best for them. I am trying to be upbeat around the children because I know they are hurting in their own way. I don't want them to be worried about me. I understand the empty feeling inside. It is like someone just tore your heart right from your chest. I hope that things will get better for all of us but I know that I could never be truly happy without him. I have never lived alone and this really stinks. May God Bless you and thanks again for the note.
Comment by Martha Bellezza on May 19, 2010 at 6:12pm
I lost my husband unexpectedly on April 30th of this year And I need people to help me understand this. I am just so lost.
Comment by kathleen caylor on May 19, 2010 at 3:01pm
Tom,You're looking better all the time!!Not bad for an old guy with no b-tt
Comment by kathleen caylor on May 19, 2010 at 2:34pm
Yaca,You'll be so glad that you honored Byron that way.Who cares if people squirm.You get tired of people skirting the issue.Hit it head on and take charge! atta girl!
Comment by kathleen caylor on May 19, 2010 at 2:31pm
Tom,What are you going to eat?Virginia and I have a date!!!
Comment by Tom on May 19, 2010 at 11:19am
Kathleen and Virgina,
I'm available on Tuesday night for dinner !
It's senior citizen night, and it's two for the price of one with coupon at Denny's restaurant !
Comment by Yaca Attwood on May 19, 2010 at 8:33am
Greetings to all, and a Happy Byron's Birthday to everyone - the Old, Tired, Decrepit White Man With No Gluetus Maximus would have been 56 on 20 May 2010....I had been dreading this day, but I've decided to _celebrate_ - I'm bringing in bagels, and I told everyone _why_ (don't care if it makes them squirm a bit), and I want to go and find the funniest, most disrespectful card - because that is what I would have given him....I don't know if I quite feel up to going to a nice dinner - we'll see
Comment by kathleen caylor on May 19, 2010 at 8:18am
Any body there???I just couldn't stand to look at "666"comments!!Now that's better!!!
Comment by kathleen caylor on May 19, 2010 at 7:43am
Well, I get to the cemetery yesterday with a new bench.The thing is made of concrete.I call a couple of people and ask if anyone could help unload this thing.Of course no one was available.So I set the base up ,dig them out and level them,then what to do with the heavy top???I back the car up as close as possible and slide it out !!! It worked perfectly and it's level!!!WhooHoo!!!My hubby would be SOOO proud!He could rig anything!God I miss that man!
Comment by kathleen caylor on May 19, 2010 at 7:20am
Tom,Be careful!!!You are on a site with a whole bunch of widows!!!One of us might take you up on that offer!!!LOL

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