"Jeannie - I tell people all the time that there are times when I am sure I will make it and then there are times when I am sure I will not. You and I are new to this grief thing and having all of these kind souls here to listen and lend…"
"Amen to that. Friends and Family have told me how blessed I was to have experienced that and I know that. We are both very lucky girls to have had such great men in our lives. Hoping you have a peaceful and relaxed weekend"
"Jeannie - we could be talking about the same man, the same feelings, the same life. My Tom was strong, proud and kind. He was a friend to everyone and lived to help people. I, too, stay in alot, and thankfully, I get visitors all…"
"I said that exact thing to my oldest daughter last week. I said how selfish does it sound that I just wish he was here even sick so I could see him take care of him. I know he is free of pain now and that was perhaps the hardest thing to witness,…"
"I have said for the past month - I would love to have him here to take care of, My children and friends then remind me that he was in such pain and that would not be fair. But to just hold his hand......
Yes, I am back to work…"
"I understand your struggle with faith. Part of me believes he is in a better place free af Cancer and all it's pain, but I struggle to understand and make sense of why he was taken so young. I am sure you can relate to going from the primary…"
"Perhaps our husbands put us together? I have no idea how I feel about all that stuff and my faith is just so hanging on by a thread - but its a nice thought - isn't it? They died within a day of each other - how are you doing?…"
"Colleen,I feel and understand every word you have said. I feel your words could have come right out of my mouth, I lost my husband on July 17 2015 also to Cancer at just 48 years old. We have 3 daughters and we were all with him at his passing.i too…"
"It has been almost 21 months since my husband of38 years lost his battle with diabetes and all the problems it causes. It took me a while to join a bereavement group but it turns out to be one of my best decisions to go. I learned so much about…"
"Dear Colleen ... All of us on the forum feel your heartbreak and confusion and grief is full of ups and downs, but unfortunately an necessity. Although it's a sad situation I am so glad your husband was with you and his…"
"All of these things sound familiar. I distinctly remember going to Trader Joe's about 2 weeks after my husband died and how odd it felt but still normal.
I find I feel some of the same resentment toward our "couple friends". We have…"
"I am trying to forget about the pending holidays for now - and yes, I would love to go away... but I have an elderly father that I cannot leave. But we will surely do something different. My Tom loved the holidays and loved decorating…"
"Just don't try to do anything before you feel ready. I remember after my husband first died feeling like everyone was staring and pointing at me just in the supermarket even though they probably weren't. But then I went to back…"