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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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Dear Diane C,
Thank you for your kind words about my post - I have taken a while to get back here and reply to comments, but your thoughts are so much appreciated!
Be well, and have a peaceful day -
I know how difficult this month will be for you. Your plans to have dinner tomorrow with your girls to remember Greg's birthday sound like a very good thing to do. Every year when Larry's birthday approaches I find myself getting anxious and trying to find ways to mark the day. I hope you all have a special evening together - I'm sure Greg will be with you and that you will all feel his love.
I send special support and strength your way as the 12th approaches - the days marking the loss of our spouses are always going to be difficult and fraught with challenges of memories and emotion. Time for me at least has not honestly diminished those feelings, but I have perhaps become more prepared for their arrival and have developed better coping skills. For that I have everyone here to thank - you have all given me such compassionate support, guidance, and encouragement that I find no words to express my gratitude and appreciation.
Be well, Deborah, and know I and all of us will be thinking of you, and here always to hear your thoughts and feelings.
Love and peace,
Marsha, thank you and God bless sending love and lots of hugs
Mary.Jane ... You are also to kind and you saw what I wrote above to Janeo ... crooked halo. LOL
Janeo ... It is wonderful hearing from you and so sorry about your friend. What a shock for her to come home to. Of course I will look out for her and don't be surprised if she doesn't come onto the site immediately; just give her time and I'll be checking every day to see when and if she comes on. Right now she is in shock and over-whelmed. You are so sweet to think of me as an angel and I say, 'perhaps, but a crooked halo! You are a true friend so just listen to her and hug her and give her a big hug from me.
Love & Hugs
Janeo...yes..Marsha IS an Angel.
Marsha, I have a friend that I work with who went home from work and found her husband dead (I hate using that word) I told her about this site and you cause know you'll look out for her. She has 1 kid in high school and little ones and just took custody of her grandchildren before he died. I've been helping her as well. Just wanted you to know before hand. She's going to my name janeo. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I told her you were an angel in human form. Sending lots of hugs your way.
Go for it Deb...that is a very good,positive idea...make it as festive as possible.instead of mourning his death, celabrate the life he lived..with videos, photos, and memorances of “the time when he..” ....just because he is no longer in a world where you can,t see him...doesn,t mean he didn,t exist! Talk about the wonderful times u had when he was alive, little antidotes, etc.Get a cake..maybe HIS favorite...don,t pretend he never existed just because he isn,t there...I think celebrating the life he lived is a very good idea, and laughter is better than tears.
Deborah .... I think that's a wonderful idea. Because we keep them so close to our hearts just acknowledging his birthday is just fine. I have a feeling he'll be there! I would certainly do it without hesitation. Good memories, some laughs and a drink to your beloved Greg. It would make him happy.
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