Bereaved Spouses

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Comment by janeo on May 1, 2019 at 4:11am

Marsha, thank you and God bless sending love and lots of hugs

Comment by Marsha H on May 1, 2019 at 3:54am

Mary.Jane ...  You are also to kind and you saw what I wrote above to Janeo ...  crooked halo.  LOL



Comment by Marsha H on May 1, 2019 at 3:52am

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


Comment by Mary. Jane on April 30, 2019 at 9:57pm

Janeo...yes..Marsha IS an Angel.

Comment by janeo on April 30, 2019 at 9:35pm

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.

Comment by Mary. Jane on April 29, 2019 at 3:19pm

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. 

Comment by Marsha H on April 29, 2019 at 5:58am

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.



Comment by deborah peck on April 27, 2019 at 12:11pm

Thursday will be my Gregs birthday, we have decided (my girls and I) to have dinner together that evening to acknowledge his bday even if he isn't here. He would be 64. thoughts????

Comment by Sara Murphy on April 26, 2019 at 11:34am
Chuck...I'm just now reading your beautiful post. I have missed your writing. You have such a way with words that I can see and feel the scene you've set with you, Larry and your friends but at the same time, relate some piece of it to my own story with Ken. I would give anything for one more road trip with him or to hear once again "I love you with every cell of my being". Oh, how I miss that one.
Be well my friend and a hello to Steve
Comment by deborah peck on April 20, 2019 at 9:42am

Dear Diana, I was on antidepressants up until recently but weaned myself off because I don't like taking meds but after I was off of them I now remember all my dreams, Think the meds was making me sleep too heavy.

   Mary Jane, I do remember your post about leaving your body, I too have had that experience, I don't remember what it was about but I do remember panicking when it started to happen and grabbing my mattress to keep me in bed, sounds crazy, it was after that I went on meds, it freaked me out, so not sure if it was a dream or not but my little grandson was sleeping with me and I kept looking at him to make sure I was alive, very scary


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