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Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Yes I did.  As I watched him take his last breath, my mind out of control, pent up grief from family and friends who had passed.  I could not control it, the dam had broken. As the paramedics and police arrived, I was able to stop long…"
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Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"With the future looming over us all, I do not post on FB as I do not trust what people are posting (mostly political) or where they are and what they are eating.  Of course I am referring to the Main FB site. I post on a blog I started years…"
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Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Deborah, Each year that passes is still fresh in my mind, I will forever remember in great detail the last moments of Mark's passing.  I cannot escape theses thoughts, I do find that each year that passes, I am not as emotional as I was…"
Jan 30
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"I am smiling again, thank you Marsha and Mary Jane.   Chuck is wonderful, he patiently handed me tissues and then made us a pizza for lunch.  I still cannot do to much in physical activities, so I finally started my paint by numbers set…"
Jan 20
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Wow, today snuck up on me and I got angry and sad all of the roller coaster emotions we succumb to on our grief journey.  Yesterday I found a feather at the front door, just like the first one I found.  Today was Mark's 56th birthday,…"
Jan 19
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Marsha, What a wonderful belated birthday! By the way, Happy Birthday (belated), hugs and best wishes for a better new year. We had tornado warnings Friday night, and then a cold front Saturday morning with snow flurries for about an hour...so…"
Jan 12
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Most of us who have or have had that one special pet that teaches us patience and unconditional love are the most precious gift one can receive.  I saw a post recently on FB that showed a picture of a cat and a dog with the caption below…"
Jan 10
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Mary Jane, I posted that story last May in response to a post who  had lost their dog below is a portion of that post: " I know your loss all to well, reading your post brought all my memories of that one evening when I lost my Bella. It…"
Jan 9
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Surgery went well.  Now healing begins! Got home late Saturday afternoon, hospital took good care of me and Chuck.  There was a couch he slept on in the room, they gave him pillows, blanket, sheets and meals in the room when they brought…"
Jan 5
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"I guess it is at this time of the year we find ourselves pondering about where our life has taken us from childhood to today while wondering what the future may or may not bring.There are lots of points in my life that were good and some not so…"
Dec 25, 2019
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
""Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. The hummingbird's delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that…"
Dec 24, 2019
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Deborah P Any funeral seems too long, some of the things we do as humans do seem to draw out and drag our emotions to new heights.  Life does go on and we adapt, for me my sadness goes and goes when I remember my sister, my dad, my mother,…"
Dec 20, 2019
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Christmas will be me and Chuck, no tree, just candles in the window and a wreath on the door.  This year will not do turkey or ham.  Instead, we splurged for two nice steaks. New year's eve we will watch the festivities on TV. We all…"
Dec 19, 2019
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"P.S. It was deliciously decadent."
Dec 16, 2019
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Dec 16, 2019
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
" Marsha,  Pear Cake3 large egg2 cups sugar1-1/2 cups vegetable oil - I chose to use 1 cup (which makes batter stiffer)3 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons ground cinnamon1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking soda1-1/2 cups finely chopped peeled…"
Dec 16, 2019

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Me and Bella

Posted on September 17, 2017 at 10:43am 0 Comments

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 drove out to the Beach with our dog Bella. A "Nor-Easter" was blowing cold wind in and there were maybe 3 other brave souls…

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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 7:00pm on January 25, 2019, DJ said…

Hi Steve;

Regarding the two url (links) you posted: one is directly into a discussion within, the other is to the main page of Steve Cain's group.

Check the top of the "Comment Wall" (main page), and you will see a list of "Discussion Forums", one of them is the first link you posted (Grief so great it hurts).  To get back to the main page from within that discussion, click the "back to Bereaved Spouses discussions" then click "back to Bereaved Spouses".

At 10:56am on July 28, 2018, Mary Nola said…

my dog Shaggy is my lifeline he too was grieving so good to have this and share our stories 

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.

Hugs

Marsha

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 G. 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 G. 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.

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At 10:57pm on February 22, 2016, elyse said…
Steve,
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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