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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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Mary Jane...the pillow is 12x16 so it's not too big. I ordered it from Shutterfly
What an amazing pillow! Very cool!
That is WONDERFUL! I’ve never seen anything like that, and it came out very clear! The fabric must be very special, to have such clarity and color.,How large is it? Beautiful.
Sara ... What a beautiful pillow! A great idea and I love the words and the photos.
Sara ... I'm so glad that you enjoyed the Youtube and am a believer such as I am. All those things that happened to your friend Diana, I am sure is Ken getting a message to you. Most of us expect our spouses to just show signs to us, but now I realize their messages can come from others as well. So happy you had this experience.
Pillow.jpg I'm not sure how well this picture will come through but it's a pillow i ordered for myself, kind of like an anniversary/memorial gift for me. I attached the pic as a link and also attached it in the body of the email. It's hard to see what it looks like while typing in this little box.
Marsha....I looked at the video and I've always been a believer, even before losing Ken but more so since. In fact, on the 5 yr anniversary Wednesday, I was wondering if he was going to send me a sign that he was there. He made his presence known, not directly to me but through my friend of 37 years, Diana. Last week, Diana was cleaning out a drawer in her husbands' office and found the prayer card from his funeral service. A couple days later she opened a drawer in her kitchen and found her copy of the prayer card. She read it and placed it on a table. On Wednesday, she saw a flash by the window and when she looked outside, she saw a cardinal sitting on a machine in her back yard. Then, also on Wednesday she was putting a coat on and the prayer card she placed on the table fell off and landed at her feet. Ken was really pounding home the fact that he was there. He knew Diana would recognize his presence and let me know. Like the man in the video who was tapped on the shoulder, Ken went through Diana to get the message to me. He was always a character with a huge sense of humor so I think he had some fun with it.
Dear Trina ...
It is wonderful to see you post and I know how you long for Joseph as I do Ernie and the rest of us here all feel this most of the time. I try to remember what I learned from Ernie throughout our years and the good spirit he had and I feel I need to act on those lessons and carry the torch for him. Joseph was such a good man with wonderful qualities (I feel I know him from all the posts you have made) so my dear, carry that torch for Joseph, I believe one day we will see them again.
I am hanging in there, but being retired and a senior it's tough at times just trying to keep active. Everything was going much better with my volunteering until Covid came along and changed all our lives. So far I am lucky and healthy. We wear masks here, but are more liberal than our neighbor in the U.S.A. I can shop in a mall if I want and have gone to Costco; walk the dogs a lot weather permitting. The dogs are my saviors cuddling up with me in front of a fire in the evening. I miss seeing my friends like all of us do and do keep in touch by phone or email. I am able to see my small immediate family as they are considered to be in my 'bubble.'
I do pray for everyone on here and in America and hope soon all this will be behind us so please keep safe and know Joseph is there and all of us will make it.
Much love & Hugs my friend
To my Angels on this forum:
Many of us wonder if our spouses are close and this video says it all. So, please, listen to that silent message you may receive and act upon it like this man did. I am a believer that in one form or other our spouses make contact with us every so often and it can come in different forms.
I hope this gives all of you hope that as I said before our loved ones are in our hearts. They have not forgotten us.
Glad to see you on this forum again. Hope you're doing well and keeping safe.
What you say is so true! Our beloved spouses are embedded in our heart, and no matter how many years go by, they will forever remain there.
For me, Joseph remains and will remain the shining light that guides me everyday. I feel blessed to have had him in my life for 19 years; I wish it were more like 59 years that we could have spent with each other. But I know, no matter how many years I would have been granted to live my life with him, it would not have been enough.
Stay well and stay healthy, my dear friend! Sending you much love,
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