Yes Olivia, I have had the same thing happen. I lost my husband 2 1/2 years ago and tonight is a crying night. Yes, it does get better slowly but the grief pain still hits. My husband use to drive a maroon pickup and a small maroon car. Every time I see a cowboy hat on the dashboard of a pickup my heart goes up into my throat. Sometimes I just don't want to drive the road. I miss him so much. One day I was at a public event that we use to attend. I was seeing a man from the back and he looked so much like my husband and before I though, I nearly walked up and put my hand on his shoulder. His cowboy hat was like my husband and he was wearing a shirt colored like one of my husbands.--- I was always doing that to my husband. Yes, there are times I wish I could die and be with him. I also lost my youngest daughter 9 months after loosing my husband. So, there are times I feel like I am crawling on my hands and knees just to make it through a day. The Bishop of my church said he was amazed at how I was able to continue on. But, what else are we to do. I guess just keep crawling on our hands and knees and crying, and Praying for relief from the grief pain. I miss both my husband and my daughter so much I feel like I'm thinking in a fog so much of the time. God Bless you Olivia
This is an interesting subject. When my husband was alive, people would say they saw him here or there and he was home at that times, so he has a double some where on this small island. I don't know what my reaction would be if I saw his double. Everywhere I go if I see a man the same height, weight and wears the same type of clothing my DH wore, I would stop and stare until he was out of my sight. My desire to see him one more time is overwhelming. I guess we all reach out for something, although it is not the real thing.