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Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"I too am trying to get into the Christmas sprit, this year seems almost as bad as my first Christmas without Mark. This past November has been full of challenges, Chuck's great Halloween scare, followed by my diagnosis of osteoporosis in the…"
14 hours ago
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Dear Deborah P, So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother-inlaw, loss of a loved one in anyone's family affects the whole family.  Prayers for you and your family.  As Marsha said, holidays are the worst time for any of us. As each…"
Dec 2
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"It sure makes a difference when you finally feel like you can call your place  is Home.  A big step for each one of us on this journey, especially when moving or relocating is involved.  Holidays in general are very stressful on their…"
Nov 30
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"To you and your family as well Mary Jane! To all on Legacy a very gentle day, love those around you, remember all us here are with you as well as our dearly departed. Steve"
Nov 28
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Mary Jane, Thank God you and kitty and your home are OK! I have experienced in my life time multiple hurricanes and only one tornado all while living Florida.  It is scary and unsettling, however, they pale next to fire.  So glad dear…"
Nov 25
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Love the picture Sara, that photo captures all the love and happiness between you two."
Nov 7
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"If you can scroll to the top of this page, in the upper right and find your name, the sign out is blue which if you click on it, you should get signed out. If the whole page is frozen, then I suggest a hard reboot, by turning off the power to your…"
Sep 12
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Marsha, Good to hear from you!  Based on your post you have had one heck of a month. Happy to hear you have a new pet, hope you post a picture when you get a chance. Not much news to report from me, still taking my shots every 3 months, side…"
Aug 26
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Unfortunately, the countries that do not have the gun violence that we do; have stronger laws in place. These same countries do have crime, racial injustice, grief and all of the social problems as any other Free society. Those countries that are…"
Aug 25
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Hi Mary Jane and everyone else in our Legacy family; Monday of this week I found a blue jay feather in the front yard.  I was adding height to two sprinkler heads and filling in the soil that had washed away on that side of the drive, there is…"
Aug 8
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Deborah, All of us on this site have been the subject of well meaning friends and family " assessment" of a myriad of thing's we should do and how we should be living our lives.  Bottom line, each one of us gets to choose what we…"
Jul 24
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Frances, You are correct, as a young child though I questioned everything and got the standard response "It's what the Bible says" you should not question such things.  In other words, be quiet and don't cause problems. My…"
Jul 15
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"One of my favorite movies is on "On a clear day you can see forever". I have read many books about re- incarnation and I have also read the Bible many times, but never bothered to consider researching.  Simple things like words we see…"
Jul 13
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Mary Jane, Your beliefs are not worrisome or strange, life itself is a complete mystery to me.  My thoughts these days tells me that I have learned a great many lessons and I believe that is why we are who we are.  There are many mysteries…"
Jul 13
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"When we moved to Dallas, we spent 3 weeks in one pf those extended stay places while looking for our home. Each night was an adventure, a lot of transit and truckers stayed there as well. We did not go out at night and spent the day looking for a…"
Jul 12
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Happy to hear you and Kitty arrived safely, what part of CA, are you in?  Thank you for the anniversary greeting, the fact that we know you are ok is the best part and I know you and kitty will make new friends after all the moving issues…"
Jul 6

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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 drove out to the Beach with our dog Bella. A "Nor-Easter" was blowing cold wind in and there were maybe 3 other brave souls…

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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 7:00pm on January 25, 2019, DJ said…

Hi Steve;

Regarding the two url (links) you posted: one is directly into a discussion within, the other is to the main page of Steve Cain's group.

Check the top of the "Comment Wall" (main page), and you will see a list of "Discussion Forums", one of them is the first link you posted (Grief so great it hurts).  To get back to the main page from within that discussion, click the "back to Bereaved Spouses discussions" then click "back to Bereaved Spouses".

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.

Hugs

Marsha

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 G. 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 G. 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.

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At 10:57pm on February 22, 2016, elyse said…
Steve,
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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