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Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Hopefully I  took out the hyperlinks,,,the second one is for Steve Cain's…"
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Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"The second one is the one to "Steve Cain's group""
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Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"there is a difference between the two links, and you cannot toggle between the two, you get locked into the one you…"
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Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Here are the two links, I removed the hyperlinks before copying them, because you cannot toggle between the two of…"
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Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"http://connect.The two links are different and you cannot toggle between the…"
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Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"There is a difference in the two…"
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Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"I have noticed that this site has been quiet, a new person posted and I clicked on the link.  It took me to their post, however, it appears to be Legacy Connect, the difference was, I noticed that Mary Jane responded and one other person…"
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Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Wishing you the same Marsha, we spent the evening at home watching the CNN coverage on TV of the NYC festivities, then one hour later, watched the Dallas Celebration of the New Year.  We watched Twilight Zone marathon off and on all day and…"
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Dec 31, 2018
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Dear Family, I received a book for Christmas that I am recommending to all.  It is called "The Travelling Cat Chronicles" by Hiro Arikawa.  It was translated into English by Phillip Gabriel. It is funny, gives you an idea of what…"
Dec 29, 2018
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"My dear Mary Jane, The holidays are hardest for all of us.  For me it starts each week before Thanksgiving.  Mark had had several bad days that November of 2014.  The week before Thanksgiving, he asked if we could have our…"
Dec 23, 2018
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Good news, I completed my radiation treatments.  No more long drives daily (60 miles round trip).  My blood test came back for PSA as 0.03 (in layman terms ZERO) the cancer cells are gone.  I will still be taking a hormone shot once…"
Dec 11, 2018
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Don't be afraid Mary Jane, Bob will be with you. Mark has been with me each day of my treatments, which by the way my last one is Monday.  Even in a big city like Dallas just driving there was a 45 min drive each way.   Some…"
Dec 1, 2018
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Mary Jane, Your daughter Melinda will be in all of our prayers, as well as you dear sister.  None of us are ever ready for what life can through at us, and yet, we all find our way to where we need to be, and especially the people that come…"
Dec 1, 2018
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Mark always wanted me to go on living, he knew he was dying, he knew he would not get better and he made me promise that I would go on living.  We had these talks over the last year he was still alive, he always said that I was the stronger one…"
Nov 30, 2018
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"My journey since this loss has led me down a path I could not at that time even begin to imagine.  For me, my life was over, all the plans we had to live out our lives together were no more than just memories.  And yet, somewhere deep…"
Nov 30, 2018

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Me and Bella

Posted on September 17, 2017 at 10:43am 0 Comments

January%202015.jpg I took this photo in January 2015 just two short months after Mark's death, I had traveled home to Jacksonville, Florida and…


All The People in My Life

Posted on September 14, 2017 at 6:30am 0 Comments

I have created a blog page on Face Book @Stephen.goodwin264.  

It is a collection of short stories about all the people in my life and how their influence have helped to make me the person I am today.  So far I have completed 3 short stories and will continue to add new ones.  My goal is to literally include everyone I have journeyed with in this life and the ones I have yet to meet.  Hope you visit my page and I look forward to your feed…


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At 10:56am on July 28, 2018, Mary Nola said…

my dog Shaggy is my lifeline he too was grieving so good to have this and share our stories 

At 2:55pm on September 15, 2017, Marsha H said…

Steve ...  What wonderful pictures and such treasured memories.  You know me and dogs and the dog on your slide show won my heart.  Sweet face!  I hope to add more pictures to my Home Page as well.

Thank you big brother for sharing your most personal pictures.



At 12:24pm on November 13, 2016, Eric said…
Hi Steve,

Thank you for the friendship. Do you live in Dallas or NJ?
I live in Richardson.

It's been a tough few years for me, losing my partner suddenly and both of my parents over a few years. I even lost my dog...When it rains it pours. My live has changed in so many ways...I found this site and home to find out more about the grieving process. My family was not close, so suddenly finding fillings of loss has been devastating . It's a rather long story. Hope you are having a great weekend
At 11:17am on August 30, 2016, Steve said…
T.C. Goodwin, we share the same last name. Just occurred to me that I never mentioned that before.
At 9:09am on February 23, 2016, T.C. Goodwin said…

Amen Steve...

At 8:46am on February 23, 2016, Steve said…
For those who believe:

I wish I could tell you of all that God has planned

But if I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand

But one this is for certain though my life on earth is o’re

I am closer to you now than I was ever before

And to my very many friends trust God knows what is best

I’m still not far away from you, I’m just beyond the crest

There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb

But together we can do it taking one day at a time

It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you too

That as you give unto the world so the world will give to you

If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain

Then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain

And now I am contented that my life was worthwhile

Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile

So if you meet somebody who is down and feeling low

Just lend a hand to pick him/her up as on your way you go.

When you are walking down the street and you’ve got me on your mind,

I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind

And when you feel the gentle breeze or the wind upon your face

That’s me giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace

And when it’s time for you to go from that body to be free

Remember you’re not going you are coming here to me.

I will always love you.

At 10:57pm on February 22, 2016, elyse said…
On your post from Jan.27,what is the poem:For those who believe,etc.elyse
At 4:00pm on April 8, 2015, Jane P. said…

Steve, I am going to be one of those that will tell you to take your time.  I strongly suggest no to make any life altering changes within the first year.  Your post hit home for me.  Before my husband passed I retired from a job which I loved and was so respected but I did it with no regrets to take care of him.  After he passed away I confined myself to the sofa or bed and it it were not for my dogs I might still be there.  

I have no clue what God has in store for me or why am I here and he is not.  I guess why is an unanswered question we will need to figure out in time.   I try my hardest to stay positive and so when I am down I need to count my blessings and not my heart aches and that keeps me going.  

Grieving such as ours is a baby step process and unless someone has lost their soulmate, best friend, spouse all rolled into one they will never understand the pain we are in.  They will never understand the pain lingers and never truly goes away!  Take one day at a time Steve and remember to count your blessings and take life slow for now.  Sending big hugs your way.  Hugs, Jane P.


At 2:15pm on February 17, 2015, T.C. Goodwin said…

Helpful Tips:.

Keep busy and continue your routine of work and activity.  Many expressed the great help they received from prayer.

Let your grief manifest itself; don’t try to hold it in. The sooner you grieve and weep, the sooner you will pass the period of acute grief.

Don’t isolate yourself; mix with people and allow them to mix with you. If it helps you, talk freely about your lost loved one.

As soon as possible, take an interest in other people and their problems. Try to help others, and you will help yourself."


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