We all feel the same way about you, and thank you for letting us know you are OK - we are indeed an uncommon family here, and one that I am grateful for every day of my life.
Today would be Larry's and my 35th Anniversary - we…"
I am so very sorry for your loss that has brought you to this group. I found this family as I call them three years ago after losing my husband Larry to cancer. What I found here were people who made no judgements nor imposed any…"
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss that has brought you here. We all in this family know the pain of having lost our beloved partners, and are always ready to listen to anything you may wish to say, and to offer…"
Oh how your words speak directly to my heart, as I know they do to everyone here. Mary Jane is so right in saying that many of us here have been to that hopeless point in our lives where the will to go on seems to evaporate. Some after…"
Like you, I am usually lurking somewhere in the background here, reading but without time or energy to post. I send belated wishes for peace and a hug for your and Rose's anniversary. I always smile when I see you here, because I…"
"Dear Chicago Beard,
I apologize for not doing so sooner, but I want to acknowledge your and Rose's anniversary. I so remember the first time you mentioned it during my first year - the sentiment about memories is lovely and truer than anything.…"
Thank you is all I can say. Last night "The Wizard Of Oz" was on TV, and I know you won't take this the wrong way - I thought of you! All the funny comments about hopping on your broomstick and flying down to visit me…"
"Dear Mary Jane,
OK, you have to stop making me cry! with all the kind things you say about Steve and I, I just reiterate your words that all the mambers of this very special family are totally involved and sincere in our caring for each other. I…"
Forgive the delay - more writings gone down the black hole of cyberspace. It really is maddening, and I shall indeed avail myself of your kind offer of using your email address for more lengthy communications. Mine is…"
How lovely that you could have such a wonderful celebration of Neil's life with your friends and family. That you both took part in the planning is just another example of how brave and courageous you both were, and I hope this…"
I've had a rather emotionally draining week, so just now saw your post from Wednesday about the feather. I have to ring in and agree with Marsha, Trina, and Mary Beth - signs I still receive from Larry to let me know he's with…"
Your story brought tears to my eyes, as I could understand and identify very well with your sad experience. Again, my most sincere condolences on your tragic loss of Neil, and in such a way. Your condensed story was none the less quite…"
I am so sorry for your loss that has brought you here to us. I lost my husband Larry 3 years ago, and the way you describe your feelings of despair and sadness is sadly familiar to us all in this family. I too wandered our home for…"
"Dear Mary Jane,
I am again playing catch-up here, and your posts about selling on eBay and making donations really got to me. Like Deb said, the surfacing of feelings of loss are understandable with what you are doing regarding packing and deciding…"
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.