Bereaved Spouses

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Comment by Marsha H on January 14, 2021 at 7:04am

Dear Mary ...  Bob is there because he is embedded in your heart and your mind is filled with wonderful memories.  I often feel how sad it is that some never experience the love all of us have had and the good memories.  At times I too feel Ernie isn't with me, but every so often I feel he's right behind me if I'm cooking dinner or doing something else.  Other times I don't feel he is there.  What astonishes me the most is the years at one point seemed to drag and suddenly now I'm facing the 10th year this April and I wonder where the years went.  I too have my cries, but not as frequently as I once did.  Hang in there my dear friend and know we are all here for you.

Love & Hugs


Comment by Marsha H on January 14, 2021 at 6:58am

Dear Sara ...  I know how it hurts your heart to think of your Ken and that it seems he was just there and now is gone.  There are no words to ease your pain, but please know we are all here for you.

It will be10 years since my Ernie passed away and sometimes it feels like yesterday and other times I wonder where the years went.  I still have a few times I have a good cry missing him and more so now that we stuck in our homes with Covid lurking.  We use to tell each other we could beat anything if we stuck together.  All our feelings are normal.  How can we love someone so deeply and no matter how many years you are with them just get on with life and never think of them again.  The are embedded in our hearts forever.  

Love & Hugs


Comment by Mary. Jane on January 14, 2021 at 1:11am

Hello,is kinda the end of Feb, it will be 5 years since Bob died. I try to talk to him every day..but imdon,t feel him in this new home.Everynday, I,pray for Some sign he is still with me..but I know he is ok where ever he is. 

Comment by Sara Murphy on January 13, 2021 at 8:48pm

Thanks Todd and Chuck.....time really is funny.  The days seemed to drag on, especially the early days but the years went by in the blink of an eye.

Todd.....Hope you've been doing ok.  I remember that you're right behind me and will be thinking of you as your date comes up in a few weeks.  We're here for you to lean as well. 

Comment by Charles E. Nelson on January 13, 2021 at 5:50pm

Dear Sara,

Time for us always seems two faced - in ways it seems to drag, then conversely we turn around and years have passed. My heart is with you today.



Comment by Todd B. Goodrich on January 13, 2021 at 3:26pm

Sara - Sending you hugs and prayers my friend. I am right behind you. Claudia's DOD was 2-14-2016. Not looking forward to the 5 year either. We are here for you - your fellow support team and angels :-)

Comment by Sara Murphy on January 13, 2021 at 3:22pm
I'm not sure how it's possible that today is the 5 year anniversary of Ken's passing. To me, it was just yesterday that he left.
Comment by Sara Murphy on January 2, 2021 at 8:24pm

Chuck...I'm glad Steve's surgery was smooth and praying for a speedy recovery.  Thanks for posting the message from your friend.  I love it and posted it on my Facebook page

Hugs to you both,


Comment by Marsha H on January 2, 2021 at 4:13pm

Dear Chuck ...

As a;ways I enjoy reading your posts and as always very well written.  I'm still going to come after you to do some writing as an author!  You have a true gift my friend.  

I pray every night that Steve and you have good health and the surgeries and medical issues are over for Steve.  What the nurse wrote was priceless!  Thank you for sharing.

Love & Hugs


Comment by Charles E. Nelson on January 2, 2021 at 10:18am

Hello everyone,

A friend who is a nurse in a Dallas hospital send this message to me, and I am sharing it here as my New Year's greeting for those who haven't seen it somewhere already.

Steve's surgery on New Year's Eve went smoothly, and as we left that night I said to all the nurses in the surgical department (to whom we have become familiar faces) that I wished that they be safe and well in the New year, and that, no offense, I hoped not to see them again!


Hello, welcome to Flight #2021. We are prepared to take off into the New Year. Please make sure your Attitude and Blessings are secured and locked in an upright position. All self-destructive devices should be turned off at this time. All negativity, hurt and discouragement should be put away. Should we lose Altitude under pressure, during the flight, reach up and pull down a Prayer. Prayers will automatically be activated by Faith. Once your Faith is activated you can assist other passengers. There will be NO BAGGAGE allowed on this flight. The Captain (GOD) has cleared us for takeoff. Destination GREATNESS. 
Feel free to repost if you're taking this flight with me...#2021
Have a blessed 2021!
Hugs to all my Legacy family
Love, Chuck

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