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Well this is my 3rd Christmas now without my brother. have to say that its no way easier than the 1st. it is so clear that he is missing. I miss him do much. Life goes on, but the loss is real like yesterday. This time of year sucks. For all of you out there feeling the way I do I send light your way.

Added by Jennifer on December 21, 2014 at 9:28pm — No Comments

First holiday without my wife

It's hard for me. Going out with friends shopping and watching them buy gifts for there wife's. Wish I could for mine. Christmas was such a fun holiday for my wife and I. We would start early in morning and then when done go home with take out. Lite a fire in fireplace and relax. Do that over and over again until we were done. She was so easy to get for just a Michael C bag. Even when she would tell me which one she wanted she would still act surprised when she opened it. Loved her for that.… Continue

Added by Vincent planz on December 21, 2014 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Give a Little, Get a Lot: What Volunteering Offers to Widows

Q. A friend of mine, a widow like myself, volunteers at a soup kitchen every year at holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. I’m thinking of joining her, but I’ve never volunteered before. What do you think?

A Chinese proverb advises, “If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.” I’ve found that to be true and I know many other widows who have added meaning to their lives through volunteer…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on December 19, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments

I Remember

I Remember

I remember a day, a long time ago, I fell in love with someone you know.

Her name was Virginia, she captured my heart, we married, and vowed

that we’d never part.

We raised our children and gave them all love, and taught them to

adore our God up above.

I remember the day we got the bad news, something that none of

us could ever refuse.

I know, now, that she knew all along…but acted as though…

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Added by Ken on December 17, 2014 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Living with Grief

Came across this article and found some helpful gems...

1) Rely on positive friends 2)Take Care of Yourself 3)Postpone Major Decisions 4)Be Patient with yourself 5) Beware of using medications or alcohol to cope with grief 6) Make allowances for others 7)Get back to your regular routine 8) Don't be afraid to let go of acute grief 9) Don't be unduly anxious (Matthew 6:25-34)

Divine Wisdom indeed...

Added by TCGOODWIN on December 16, 2014 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Communicating With the Bereaved

Death is an inevitable part of life and it’s something we will all experience. Even if we understand that death is unavoidable or we anticipate the death of a loved one, it is still a shocking and painfully difficult experience. No one is truly prepared to mourn the death of a loved…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on December 10, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Remember All That Matters to You This Holiday Season

I will be the first to admit that I love the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. I’m a multitasker, I like to entertain, and my birthday is in December. Last week I was in England at the Marks & Spencer department store (my favorite place to shop when I go to the U.K.) and it was…

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Added by Michelle Linn-Gust on December 2, 2014 at 1:07pm — No Comments

heartbroken

My world died on 19 November 2014.  The love of my life, man of my dreams, my everything.  It hurts and hurts and i cannot see a way forward at all.  I want to live in the "in love" that we have and do not want this ever to pass. I want to continue being in love and fear that this will change, I never want it to.  For the remainder of my life I want to live in love with my husband. Suddenly life seems too long… I want to see him again soon.

Added by Kay Adams on December 1, 2014 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Surviving the Holidays Without Your Loved One



The period of mourning is sad enough but when holiday season hits, it can be harder to cope. Holidays are laced with memories; it’s not just the actual day that is difficult but, it’s the days and weeks leading up to the holiday that are filled with reminders in the foods, smells,…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on December 1, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

7 Tips to Make It Easier to Talk to the Bereaved

Q. I recently spotted an acquaintance walking down the street and ducked into a store. His wife had died, and I didn't want him to see me because I didn't know what to say. I felt like a coward. Why is it so difficult to talk to someone in this…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on November 28, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Hi Tammy

How r u? I don't know where to start. Its been some years since I've been on this site. Actually I think I'm doing good. It's going on 7 yrs Jan. 9th. since Richard died. Tammy I'm writing to you because I started with you.  Don't even know what a blog is. I do have some concerns if you can help me.  It seems like nothing bothers me.  I went thru so with Rich dying now its like nothing.  Am I cold hearted or what?  Please someone tell me if this is right. sometimes I remember everything.…

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Added by Janie on November 24, 2014 at 12:25am — No Comments

Another Birthday without you

I miss you more with every breath
I take
missing you so very very much
A monumental Birthday loving you was easy losing you was the hardest thing I've ever done.
Love ya
Mom

Added by Colleen Pasay on November 22, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Harvest of Grief

My journey of grief and healing may be different from many others; in fact, I'm certain it is. (After all, one person's heartbreak can only be individual - not universal). After losing three friends to cancer over the last decade, my most recent and deepest loss was that of a friend of 20 years, whom I called sister. She transitioned from her earthly battle to Heaven's reward on July 19, 2013. She was the only one who understood intimately my own suffering and labored with me as we faced… Continue

Added by Ci'Monique G. on November 20, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Getting Better

Getting Better

I’m getting better at getting on with my life,

But it’s not easy since I lost  my wife.

I’m getting better at getting along, until I hear

an old sad song, then I start wondering…

What went wrong?

I’m getting better at writing a poem,

But not with the fact of being alone.

I just thank God that I’m getting better

at getting better.

Added by Ken on November 20, 2014 at 4:21am — No Comments

Getting Better I’m getting better at getting on with my life, But it’s not easy since I lost  my wife. I’m getting better at getting along, until I hear an old sad song, then I start wondering… What…

Getting Better

I’m getting better at getting on with my life,

But it’s not easy since I lost  my wife.

I’m getting better at getting along, until I hear

an old sad song, then I start wondering…

What went wrong?

I’m getting better at writing a poem,

But not with the fact of being alone.

I just thank God that I’m getting better

at getting better.

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Added by Ken on November 20, 2014 at 4:07am — No Comments

Remembering When Your Husband Died

Q. Why don’t people remember the anniversary of my husband’s death? Even my husband’s sister and brother don’t seem to be aware of it or mark it in any way. It bothers me that he’s forgotten. What are your thoughts?

My "take" is that this is a very private anniversary — and when others forget the date it does not mean they are forgetting your husband — or you. Sometimes people think mentioning the subject would…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on November 19, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Lost my wife Sept 19

Lost my wife Sept 19 after a 8yr fight with cancer. Two weeks after her death we have found out her twin sister has a rare cancer and now is fighting for her life. They are identical twins and we went on yearly vacations and spent most weekends together. The pain and lose of loosing my wife and now her twin sick has just devastated our family. It seems I just can't pray enough for our family

Added by Kevin Brownlee on November 18, 2014 at 8:04am — No Comments

How To Help Those With Anxiety

1) Be supportive

2) Learn about the disorder

3) "Be comforting to one another" ( 1 Thessalonians 5:11)

Added by TCGOODWIN on November 17, 2014 at 2:35pm — 1 Comment

Why Is It So Hard to Ask for Help?

A family in my neighborhood has been quietly struggling for months. The mom has a stubborn virus that is taking a long time to heal and the dad is shopping, cooking, cleaning, and ensuring his kids get wherever they need to go. When he finally shared his family’s situation, neighbors…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on November 17, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

I can relate about feeling the pain in your heart. I feel that way every day. My world is turned upside down like all of yours are. I don't feel joy or care about anything anymore and I want that bac…

I can relate about feeling the pain in your heart. I feel that way every day. My world is turned upside down like all of yours are. I don't feel joy or care about anything anymore and I want that back. Continue

Added by Pam Wetzel on November 16, 2014 at 5:54pm — 1 Comment

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