Indeed that empty place within each of our hearts can be overwhelming. Is it because of all that's happening, or just because I am getting older and more nostalgic and emotional? I don't know, but anniversaries and holidays…"
"Hi Mary Jane and all,
Mary Jane, I am with you - more than a little alarmed by the fact that there seems to be a somewhat collective desire to believe something that isn't yet supported by facts here or abroad. When told that safety precautions…"
I am so glad you are well - unlike Mass., here in Texas they are all gung-ho on getting everything up-and-running as soon as possible...hang the consequences. Steve and I are more than a little concerned about that, but unfortunately…"
Wow, with all the things in your life associated with this month I would also wish to skip it altogether. Isn't it a bit sad that as we live longer and longer the calendar year fills with more and more days associated with loss…"
Count me among the many who were worried about not seeing you here - I'm sorry about you losing your friend. Also, with the anniversary of Ernie's passing and worries about another friend you indeed have much to deal with.…"
I love this, and thank you for sharing it with everyone! Indeed it was Greg sending you a clear message that he was close by and watching over you through this ordeal - we all here want to feel that closeness and reassurance. Yesterday I…"
Thank you for the kind sentiments - today I finally got to read the online obituary posted on the website of the funeral home handling Betty Ann's arrangements. I don't know who actually wrote it, or if all the adult…"
"Thank you Mary Jane and Sara,
Colin's Mom, Betty Ann, went quietly to her reward yesterday. Besides now confronted with navigating the current awful situation of making arrangements for a distanced service and burial, Colin and his wife Nancy…"
"Wow Mary Jane,
You will never know how much your post means to me, especially today. A few hours ago Larry's son Colin called to tell me that his mother who is on a respirator in NJ with Covid is being removed from life support later today.…"
"Dear Mary Jane (and everyone)
Yes, this is our safe place - and so I am availing myself of that security now. You see, today is a rather important milestone for me...5 years sober. I honestly don't remember how much if any of the events…"
"Dear Mary Jane,
Anger - you have hit a nerve with me that tingles throughout my soul yet the one I seem to spend more energy ignoring than most other emotions.
My friend, this is the rare, for some of us the only place, where we can dredge up…"
Thank you for sharing that beautiful moment you experienced Greg's embrace and knew he was with you and your sister. I have had certain moments when I was faced with something so overwhelmingly taxing or upsetting that I felt like…"
Oh how I wish the miles between us didn't exist, as I know well that feeling of the inner child living with fear and sadness that only tears can express. Most often when they surface now it is in response to some outside stimulus -…"
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?