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Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Dear Legacy Family, I am always humbled by the thoughtfulness, caring and kindness we show one another on this forum, even after 3 years of posting I am always reading and taking away much more than I expected.   Just wanted to take time out to…"
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Hello all, Chuck here, still using Steve's laptop (and looking forward to getting back to my old timey desktop).I am reading everyone's posts when I can and realizing how distanced I currently feel from this group whom I have come to think…"
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Chuck's email is not responding, so he asked me to post this him: Dear Christine, I have not been posting on Legacy lately due to selling my home in NJ and moving to Texas. I can’t write everything I want to share with you and everyone…"
Nov 30
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Good morning Legacy family, got my latest test results yesterday on my right hand and arm.  My neurologist has agreed with the first neurologist, I do not have carpal tunnel, he believes that I have some form of rheumatoid arthritis, however,…"
Nov 16
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Moving part 3 Charley and I struck up an online friendship by posting on the grief site that we both belonged to.  Something about him and the way he wrote about his life with such honesty and purpose caught my attention.  He had a way of…"
Nov 9
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Moving part 2 Mark, as with most young males of any family, was pressured to attend college, get married and have children.  Mark knew at an early age, as most gay men are aware of, that he was different; sure he wanted to finish college and…"
Nov 9
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Moving Part 1 One year ago this very month I left Dallas, TX heading north for Bloomsbury, NJ, I had spent the entire month of October packing and saying my goodbyes to all my friends at work and at church, I was finally retiring from work.…"
Nov 9
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Hi Mary Jane, My right hand, fingers and wrist are swollen half as much as my left.  tingling, numbness, weakness and paid is all day and night,  I have brace stints to keep my wrist immobile,  This started back in June and as it…"
Oct 24
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Mary Jane, I checked out the Face book link and only found 3 groups listed so far, none were for grieving spouses. Marsha, Good to hear that you are OK.   To All my family, I am still running in circles trying to find out exactly what is wrong…"
Oct 22
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Oct 22
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"On one of my trips home after Mark’s death, I was out with my family and during our conversations someone asked me “are you better now”… I hesitated and responded yes.  Later on when I was alone in my hotel room, the…"
Oct 13
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Oct 5
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Well, the good news is that I do not have carpal tunnel or trigger finger, the nerves in my right arm and fingers are good.  It is the swelling of my right hand and the extreme weakness I have in my wrist and fingers that are concerning to the…"
Sep 26
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Hi Mary Jane, Thank you for thinking of me, the pain is from carpel tunnel and trigger finger in all four fingers.  The orthopedic gave me cortisone shots in July and they seemed to be working, then my symptoms returned and have gotten…"
Sep 25
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Me and Bella

January%202015.jpgI 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…See More
Sep 17
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Deb S, So good to hear from you, so how do you like the outerbanks? I have very fond memories from my vacation there so many years ago, I love the sea, I find it calming and can gain strength and clarity when I take the time to sit and look out to…"
Sep 17

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Me and Bella

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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 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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