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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

We Can Escape Our Enemy

We are all affected by the enemy death. No matter how hard we try to run and make ourselves look ageless, it is going to catch up with us. However, there is someone that can help us escape..."As the last enemy, death is brought to nothing... (1 Corinthians 15:26)

Added by TCGOODWIN on November 4, 2014 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Sad Reminders

Grief is not something that magically disappears.  As long as love existed for the person, then grief will always be present.  The intensity and the power of the grief to dictate our day may lessen, but the sadness will always remain, especially if tapped into.

Reminders of the loss are always present.  Some reminders can bring a smile to our face, while others sometime can bring a frown.   Reminders can be simple calendar dates of importance such as holidays or anniversaries, but…

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Added by Mark Moran on November 4, 2014 at 11:37am — No Comments

A real hope for being united with your dead loved ones....

(John 5:28, 29) Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.

(Acts 24:15) And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.

What a wonderful promise from our…

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Added by Margaret Lopez on November 4, 2014 at 5:46am — No Comments

Small Kindnesses With Big Impact

In the best of circumstances, life is not easy. And we all experience rough patches, some harder to navigate than others. When life feels overwhelmingly difficult, a kind gesture can feel like a lifeline.

I have two friends…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on November 3, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

I feel hurt inside

After my fathers service the flowers ended up at my house. My brother call and said they were all meant to go to his family because they were from  their side. That hurt me a lot. Am I wrong to feel this way?

Added by Janice Milby on October 30, 2014 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Draw comfort from God

(Isaiah 41:10) Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.’

(Isaiah 41:13) For I, Jehovah your God, am grasping your right hand, The One saying to you, ‘Do not be afraid. I will help you.’

May everyone draw comfort from this promise.  when you are feeling…

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Added by Margaret Lopez on October 28, 2014 at 7:55am — No Comments

sad

My brother and his wife died September 27,2012.They were only married 2 mths.We were always extremely. close,im so crushed.I feel a part of me died when he did.The loss is unbearable.

Added by Karen. Davison on October 21, 2014 at 8:17pm — No Comments

How to Ensure That Your Friends Will Be Notified of Your Death

Q. When a dear friend died several months ago, many of her friends (including me) had no idea what had happened. She lived abroad (alone), but stayed in touch — until she didn’t. It was as if she had vanished. We were left in limbo with so many unanswered questions. We…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on October 21, 2014 at 2:11pm — No Comments

When Couples Who Are Friends Disappear After Your Husband Dies

Q: I find that my relationships with some couple friends have changed dramatically since I’ve been widowed. In some cases, I’ve been dropped entirely from their social calendar; in others the wife is available for lunch or dinner only during the week and only alone. Is there…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on October 21, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Dealing With Death Can Prove So Innovative

Just when we think we’ve seen or heard it all about death these days, there is more to learn, to love and to laugh at about the way people are impacted and/or reacting to life’s final moments. Funerals are lightening up, obituaries are good…

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Added by Susan Soper on October 16, 2014 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Brother loses his partner of 30 years

I just wanted to write a little about an event that has happened.

My 67 year old brother is gay and had been in a stable partnership with J for 30 years when suddenly J became ill with a chest infection and admitted to hospital but died therein.

This has been a shock for my brother and surprisingly for myself.  Although straight and married I wanted to say I feel that I have lost a sister-in-law rather than a mere acquaintance.

I am also slightly concerned about any…

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Added by Peter Beaman on October 16, 2014 at 7:53am — No Comments

just lost m sister

I just suddenly lost my sister at age 51.  She was living with me and my husband and mother at my house for the past 2 years.  She lived in another state for 30 years before that and became injured after a car accident.  Her life the past 14 years was riddled with pain and depression.  Her marriage ended and she became financially unstable.  She had recently been diagnosed with diabetes earlier this year.  I saw her the night before she died and she looked happy and beautiful and was looking…

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Added by laura ritchie on October 14, 2014 at 2:12pm — No Comments

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