"Just wanted you all to know that I found a wonderful book yesterday called Living When a Loved One Dies by Earl Grollman. I can't begin to tell you how much his words have helped me in the last 2 days. Truly inspirational and…"
"a year ago tonight, at this very moment, I called my tommy. he didn't answer.
I found him, gone forever.
that said, to all of you suffering through floods, tornadoes and devastation in your hometowns, know that while I grieve…"
"Debbie ... I know today is going to very difficult for you. I am here if you need to talk. This is what I use to do ... I'd buy a helium balloon and write love messages on it to Ernie; go to a favorite place of ours and…"
"and your post brought tears to my eyes as well Marsha. I'm sorry I made you cry (one of the reasons why I hesitate to post here to be honest. Bringing back memories of those raw days isn't my intention and making people…"
"Thank you Sara. It is very early for me and what a journey it's been. When I woke up this morning I thought to myself "Gee, a year ago today Tommy and I would have been snuggling right now." (5:30 am). He used to…"
"Sara, it was indeed a loooooooong weekend and you took the words right from my mouth. I should have been celebrating like I did last year with Tommy but I didn't. Friday will be one year and seeing people out and about together is…"
"Mary Jane - Following the latest on your weather down there for the past couple of weeks makes me so sad, it's incredible. I'm so glad you and your kitty are ok but like others said, please see if you can't get someone to help…"
"Marsha, Chuck, Charles - all of you who've come on here to help me understand this truly brings tears to my eyes. I don't even know what to say when I say thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I had no idea the human…"
"Thanks Steve. When I say "crazy" it's not like I'm going to go out and do something psychotic. Just want to clarify that! :)
I find myself feeling like I'll see Tommy when I get home from work (split second…"
"It's been a long time since I've shared on this thread because I was scared of sounding like a downer but after reading all your posts and seeing the love and compassion you all show each other I figured I'd update.
Debbie ... I know today is going to very difficult for you. I am here if you need to talk. This is what I use to do ... I'd buy a helium balloon and write love messages on it to Ernie; go to a favorite place of ours and let it go up into the sky feeling like he was waiting to catch it.
You are in raw grief and everything you are going through is very normal so never fear you are going crazy or that this hell will never end because it does and when it does you'll be able to remember your sweetie and all the good memories with a lot less heartache. I know you think you will never get to that place of calm and acceptance, but it just takes time and all of us have been through it.
Praying for you and a big hug on this emotional day for you.