Thank you for the friend request - I humbly accept, and want to say that your contributions to our caring family are so gratefully welcomed. I do hope that being here with us is helping you as you go through your journey along this uncharted path we all walk. The blessing is that at least we know we are not walking this path alone - we have each other to talk with and to whom we can offer a hand when someone stumbles, as we all do sometimes. If you find yourself stumbling my friend, do not hesitate to reach out to me please. I do not always see posts right away, but promise that I will always respond as soon as possible.
Wishing you a peaceful weekend, and sending a big hug -
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Joe. All of us here have found ourselves in the dark frightening place of losing our spouse, and although our lives and circumstances may differ greatly, what we share is a common understanding of the enormity of such grief, and how fearful and helpless it can make us feel.
Here we are invited to share our feelings without fear of judgement. There is only the desire to accept and offer unconditional support and comfort to each other as we all navigate this new world we inhabit without our loved ones by our side.
Please be gentle and kind with yourself Mary, as there is such tender pain surrounding your heart now. I won't begin to suggest that time will make things better, because there is no one pah toward our future for us - we all travel forward at our own pace in our own way. However, make no mistake - we travel together, and watch out for each other. We will watch out for you willingly, and know that you are not alone in your sorrow and grief. I lost my husband Larry three years ago, and were it not for the compassion and love I found in this uncommon family, who knows what would have become of me.
I keep you in my prayers, and wish for you today some moments of peace and calm -