Thank you for that wonderful link! I don't know how you it, but ever since I joined this family you have said or shared something that goes straight to my innermost feelings, and always at times I find myself needing to hear…"
"Dear Mary Jane,
I too don't blame you for wanting to get away from the potential for such devastating storms - as Marsha says, there seems to be such a change in weather patterns, and in my area the potential for flooding has increased…"
Thank you for your lovely wishes - I was new here and quite unsure of what to expect when you became one of the first to reach out to me with such compassion and support that I knew I had been led to the right place. You have…"
"Dear Mary Jane,
Thank you so much for your kindness in describing my writing. When everything in my life turned upside down and inside out two years ago, one of the things many people close to me were most worried about was the way I would react to…"
I have been thinking of you much of late, and was so happy to see you again posting. I'm glad my response resonated with you, because you too are starting to send out new shoots into the world. That makes me very happy, and as…"
Thank you to Sara, Michael, and Debbie for your supportive comments about my piece regarding packing boxes to move. I guess I just didn't see it coming - how in the midst of doing things that would move my life with Steve forward…"
I wrote this today about how I'm feeling preparing for moving - I though some of you might relate...
Too Many Boxes
Boxes used to be such simple practical things that you never gave them much thought. They were wrapped with…"
I haven't been posting for awhile, but I have been keeping up with everyone's posts and Steve has shared with me his replies to you all. This past week I signed with a realtor who will be listing and showing the house, and so…"
I join everyone in offering my most sincere condolences for your terrible loss. The circumstances you have shared of your ordeal made me marvel at how you managed to get through it all. I lost my husband Larry two years ago on April 22,…"
Tomorrow is the anniversary of the first day Larry and I met in 1983, and also of the day we had our Civil Union in 2007. I posted this last year in two parts - I am only putting the first section on here today, as it describes our actual…"
Your feather story brought tears to my eyes, as the eternal love you and Ernie share shines through every word.
I do so hope today is less painful for you, and even though we may not be skipping down the walk together, you need only…"
Dear friend, as time grows longer from the loss of your beloved Joseph, we all know the grief and loss still remain throughout our days and years. That you can write that you have found a calmer spot in your grieving warms my heart, as…"
"Dear Mary Jane,
The link to the song is so appreciated - I have heard it before, and the message is so positive and hopeful that your sharing it with us all is truly a blessing. Hoping today is a good one for you, without pain or sadness, but filled…"
I always smile when I know you are doing alright - as busy as you are you seem to always find time to jump in with support and encouragement whenever you see someone hurting or just going through an emotional time. God bless you for…"
"Hello Diane C.,
Thank you for sharing about the feather your husband sent to you - after Steve's and my own experiences with feathers made it clear to me that I wasn't imagining that they were from Larry, reading lovely stories such as…"
Hi Chuck. I hope this works. I am still not familiar with my IPad...I was soooo happy with my XP...but then I had to get a new Windows 7.5 or 8 or whatever it was, and finally had to switch to wifi...(I knew it was just a way for Big Brother to watch you LOL...yes I am an x hippie...hope that doesn,t bother you. And, no, I could not afford an IPad..when Bob got sick, my daughters boss Bought me this! Her father had died of cancer, but she was able to FaceTime him across the miles b4 he died and she wanted to do the same for my daughter. Ironically he died the next day after it arrived and we never got to use it.
I am going to make each of my posts short so if I loose them here, I won,t have poured my heart out for nothing.
I HAVE to tell you why I chose YOU to befriend...it was your PICTURE! I am guessing that is you and Larry? I took one look at that picture and to me, it looked EXACTLY like one of those pictures that come with a frame you buy in the store. It was wonderful. Which person are u? You will have to excuse me if I get information wrong...I have a very hard time focusing on who is who. Steve is your new love, right?
You can swear all you want with me. I don,t care. Words only have power if u let them. Ok I am going to see if this posts..if it does, I will send u a second post about who I am than you for responding.
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.