I'm sorry you've been going through those dark days - we all certainly know exactly what you are saying, and although they differ for each family member, the common thread is how they can set us back on our heels and derail any…"
"Hello Mary Jane,
I just read your post - it appeared in it's entirety in my email notification received when someone joins or posts here. I don't know if all the members of the family get the same notifications, so if you reply to me by…"
You can't imagine how happy I am when I read your posts and hear in your words the tremendous strides you have made since losing your beautiful Diane. My friend, I wish you a very safe and pleasant vacation in CA, and just know…"
As Marsha said, going into a shell after the holidays is probably another thing most of us share,,,I certainly did last Valentine's Day, carrying it to the extreme of not answering my phone at all. That prompted a sudden visit by a…"
">Dear Todd, > >As Marsha said, going into a shell after holidays is probably something else most of us share...I certainly did last year, carrying it to the extreme at this time of year until I stopped answering my phone, both house and…"
"Dear Todd,As Marsha said, going into a shell after holidays is probably something else most of us share...I certainly did last year, carrying it to the extreme around this day until I stopped answering my phone, both house and cell. That prompted a…"
I have been missing your posts, and am relieved they are only tech problems - I hope they are resolved easily, but just know that whether we see your name here or not, you are every day in our minds and prayers - Have a peaceful and…"
Thank you for your wishes - I really appreciate your words about my painting...my identity is so inexorably intertwined with my art that it's impossible to separate them, leaving me feeling that for several years I have been only half…"
Thank you , that is a beautiful song. Indeed, as Gretchen says, this is a more difficult day for us all here than most of the other days, and unless you completely disconnect from all forms of media and avoid shops, you've had it…"
Thank you my friend. You are so right about Steve and I remaining a part of this family, and I very much am moved by your comments about my posts.
I believe you may have been hit harder than this storm than we are here, but you are…"
"My dear sister Marsha,
You are so right about the maddening distance between us, but I am also there with you in spirit - yes, that annoying buzzing sound in your ears while driving is me imploring you to slow down!!!!
Your overwhelmingly generous…"
Thank you so much for your wishes - it really is good to hear from you, and I'm glad your slip on the ice didn't cause anything too serious, as I've had many of those myself in the past and narrowly avoided breaking…"
I have been absent recuperating from hernia surgery, and today find Steve and I are snowed-in, the driveway being too much for one person to shovel and myself under strict orders to avoid lifting and straining. I am used to this after 33+…"
I have had some trouble posting also, and found I had to sign-in in order to do so. Perhaps if some time passes before you log on to the site it stops recognizing us as members?
I think the plans you are implementing for those things…"
I know this weekend is very hard on you, and just wanted to say that you are in my thoughts and prayers especially as you face the 1 year anniversary of your losing your beautiful Diane.
Take care of yourself my friend - you might not…"
I'm so sorry for your sudden loss that has brought you here. I lost my husband Larry almost two years ago after 32 years together, the last 7 being married. He has grown children, grandchildren, a sister and an ex-wife, all of…"
Hi Chuck. Thinking about you. Haven't seen any posts from you recently which has me worried. I'm aware you have health issues but if you're able to, please check in. I'm sending extra prayers your way.
Chuck,Sorry to hear of your losses as well,especially last April of your husband.We all share similar feelings and I'm glad that I've found this group,I can say whatever may be on my mind without judgment and even if no one responds,it's good to release it.Some people/ family don't know what to say so I usually respond with I'm ok when anyone asks.elyse sister of Lee 6/13/59-5/28/14.I posted on the main wall a suggestion of each member posting this at end,so we can send a remembrance to each other,I thought it was a nice gesture,what do you think?
Chuck, my new friend......As far as I'm concerned, you're just a man going through the same heartbreaking loss we all are.....the loss of our soulmates. I too was apprehensive about posting on a forum such as this for the same reason, how do you know what/who is real or fake. I came to realize very quickly through the comments I read that we are all very real and offering helping hands to each other.
One of Ken's good friends is gay and has been with his partner for over 30 years. They were lucky enough to get married a few years ago. Ken and I would go out with them in the same way we would any other couple. We would go to dinner, walk around a lake near us, go out for an ice cream etc. We would talk about the same things anybody else would. It was of no concern to us what other people may have thought. I want you to feel comfortable and safe here. Love is love and that's it. Gay or straight doesn't matter.....at least not to me.
Just in case you need me to discuss something more personal with your grief here is my email: Maday1@shaw.ca Please, don't feel you need to email me as I know some people are very private and I would never be offended.