Bereaved Spouses

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Comment by kathleen caylor on August 25, 2010 at 8:43am
Facebook-bereaved spouses,Nancy.And yes it is challenging.You wonder everyday"how am I going to get through?"Life unfortunately does go on.Time stands still for no one!
Comment by Nancy Satterthwaite on August 25, 2010 at 8:36am
Kathy I was on facebook, but I wasn't sure if I had the right page. It is The feed showed a lot of Celebrities that had passed away.
Comment by Nancy Satterthwaite on August 25, 2010 at 8:36am
Kathy I was on facebook, but I wasn't sure if I had the right page. It is The feed showed a lot of Celebrities that had passed away.
Comment by Nancy Satterthwaite on August 25, 2010 at 8:16am
One of the nicest things about this site is; I feel I just made a bunch of new friends in just one day. It is wonderful and comforting to me. Thank you, and lets see if we can make it through another day today. Challenging isn't?
Comment by kathleen caylor on August 25, 2010 at 7:35am
Little things?little moments?They aren't little!!We all miss those Little things!!!The love note tucked in my shoe!The rose from the convenience store!(Oh,Thank Heaven for 7-11)Stepping on bottle caps barefoot!!
Comment by TINA GREER on August 25, 2010 at 6:02am
I am so glad that we have each other! Yes, there are those who are/were married and did not have the type of marriage that we all did. Our spouses were our best friends, our hearts, our soul mates. Not only do I wear my wedding rings, he also bought me a beautiful sapphire ring many years ago for Christmas, and I wear that. When he passed away, I took his wedding ring, and the ring I bought him for one of our anniversaries and put them on... the wedding ring on my first finger on my left hand, and the anniversary ring on the first finger on my right hand. This is where they have been since. I don't know if I will ever take them off. A lot of our friends over the years would comment on how they wished they could find someone to love they way we did. He had a daughter when we met... she always said that we were her role models for marriage. Larry always told her that if they could make it through the first seven years, they had it made... he died on their 7th wedding anniversary. Yes, to have a love like we had is a gift from God... something that very few will know. But, when that person is gone from our lives, we are shattered. Thank you everyone for being here for me. ~Rest in peace my sweet love~
Comment by Barb Platt on August 24, 2010 at 11:06pm
I feel like my life is like acting a movie out called MY LIFE......I made it thru one week of work, this is the 2nd but more people were at work today and I kept getting asked the same question, "how are you doing" and I could not come up with a good answer because I don't know how I am doing, so I just kind of shrugged my shoulders and put the question back at them.....what I really want to say is how I am doing is that my husband died 2 weeks ago and my world has been shattered, how do you think I am doing? I still can't seem to concentrate on anything, and just feel as though I am acting out my life, not really living it. My son starts school soon and he will have to face the fact that his dad will no longer be home to greet him and I won't be home from work for 3 hours more....I just keep thinking about all the "what ifs" and it drives me insane! Thanks for listening, I am so glad I found this wonderful group!
Comment by Marlena on August 24, 2010 at 10:12pm
Even though our numbers are married 25 years and alone at 44 years old...and on this site for over a year (wow, I am an oldie)...we all seem to have the same story...we could just substitute our names and numbers and it would be like we are all reading the same book. I would never have thought so many could be walking this walk along with me....thank you all for being here to share, to vent, and to support. You have all been my saviours!!!
Comment by Randolph L. Schrader on August 24, 2010 at 9:58pm
Nancy,welcome to this site. Am very sorry for your loss. Most of us,including me,have about the same stories and love for our spouse to a tee. Except LouAnn always called me 'dad'. Plus I have no rythem lol. Its been over 16 months and I am still floundering.I died when LouAnn died, suddenly during a nap.I had 44 years with her but I wanted more. Yeah I miss those little things too. I miss the morning coffee and the kiss goodbye and goodnight and just being around her. We were as one. So I just do what I do without no one to share with and relate too. Empty days and lonely nights and not enjoying to go out for errands.On this site you can vent.I have LouAnns ring on chain around my neck. I was always allergic to my ring. My g-son has mine. Hugs to you. Hugs are good.
Comment by Nancy Satterthwaite on August 24, 2010 at 9:52pm
Wow Marlena, what a wonderful response. You are right, the deeper we love, the deeper the hurt,,,,but I would not have wanted to miss the dance to avoid the pain either.
I asked the question to my friend about the wedding rings only because everytime I look down at my hands I cry.

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