Bereaved Spouses

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Comment by Sara Murphy on November 7, 2019 at 9:25am

Thanks Trina.  Ken and I were very happy together and had an easy relationship.  His birthday is actually the 23rd, but yes he would have been 56

I hope you made it through your birthday ok.  You're right, it's really not easy.  I too am always thinking about what we should be doing together

I wonder if all of our spouses have met in Heaven and sit around talking about us as we do them.  I like to think so ☺

Comment by Trina Mamoon on November 6, 2019 at 11:56pm

Hi Sara,

What a great photo. The two of you, you and your beloved husband look so happy together. So Ken's birthday was on October 26th? And he would be 56. It's so not fair!!!

Marker days are always so hard. My birthday was on the 29th, and I am always depressed on my birthday and on Joseph's: thinking of the celebration we would/should have together...

Sending you good thoughts and thanks for sharing the great pic of you two that you accidentally came across.

Comment by Sara Murphy on November 6, 2019 at 5:34pm

Thanks Todd.  I had to delete it for a second to correct a spelling error.

How are you Todd?  It's great to hear from you.  I actually think about you from time to time and hope you're doing well

Comment by Sara Murphy on November 6, 2019 at 5:32pm

I was cleaning out some old files and came across this picture in an envelope.  This is why you never throw an envelope away without looking inside first.  Hope the pic comes through.  I can't seem to get it right side up

Comment by Todd B. Goodrich on November 6, 2019 at 5:30pm

Hi Sara,

Great picture! How wonderful. Hope you are well. It came through great.

Comment by Sara Murphy on November 5, 2019 at 11:20am
HI Everyone...thought I'd check in and see how you're all doing.'s your new job now? Is it as tiring as your first week?
Comment by deborah peck on October 26, 2019 at 12:06pm

My work week was interesting, was sooooo tired and worn out that I slept till 11 today but it was also really good to once again have a purpose besides watching grandkids

Comment by deborah peck on October 26, 2019 at 12:05pm

Happy late birthday to Ken, sorry I didn't see this post earlier. speaking by experience, my 1st hubby passed away 31 years ago but every year on his birthday I find myself being in a bad mood, and still doing the what ifs, although it does get a lot better its never gone nor should it be,

Comment by Sara Murphy on October 24, 2019 at 11:21am
So Ken's birthday was yesterday and I'm still wondering if it ever gets easier. He should be 56. I should have made a special dinner. I can't believe I just used the phrase "past few years" because to me it's like no time has passed although in reality it's almost 4 years
Comment by Sara Murphy on October 24, 2019 at 11:16am
Deb....that's great that you went back to work. That interaction is vital to our sanity IMO. I know it's what helped me get through these past few years.
Good luck with your new adventure!

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