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"Marsha I am reading up on Maya Angelou, she is now my go to place for such positive quotes and inspiring poems.  She was an amazing woman. Mary Jane, So glad you had a dream visit, consider yourself blessed and hold on to that dream, I often…"
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Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Here is another good one from Maya Angelou Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope."
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Thank you Marsha, thank you David, I too believe that we will all be together some day.  "
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Dear friends, I may have posted this before so please forgive me for repeating.  I find that it is comforting and haunting at the same time...much how I feel most days “When I think of death, and of late the idea has come with alarming…"
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Christine, I get what you are saying and understand completely how you feel. Some 25 years ago, my sister was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer and was given a timeline of maybe 6 months. She was in terrible physical pain and she had…"
Jan 9
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Dear Sara, I hope the last storm didn't cause too much trouble for was a doozy indeed! I am still trying to get myself organized here and am still using Steve's computer until mine gets connected. Sometimes days get by me and so I…"
Jan 8
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Dear Rebecca, I am so sorry for all the pain you have had to, and continue to endure. This group, which I joined over 2 years ago and think of as my Legacy family, has given me such understanding and support that I wonder often where I would be had…"
Jan 8
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Hi Debbie, Thank you so much for your kind words - I admit that I am a little proud of myself too for doing all this without messing up the whole process...I'm not known among those who know me well as someone with a logical or business-like…"
Jan 3
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Dear Mary Jane, Thank you dear friend - you complete get my feelings about Christmas while staring around at my life in endless boxes and feeling like nothing seems familiar or like home - yet. Every so often Steve approaches me with a look of…"
Jan 3
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Hi Sara, You are so sweet to say such wonderful things about my "courage" - I see myself as more of the "cowardly lion", although I do quote Dorothy often these days when walking into new places, saying to Steve "I…"
Jan 3
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Dear Marsha, Thank dear sister for your loving and encouraging words. I always know that when I discuss my honest feelings here you and everyone will "get it" and keep me going forward. It's funny that you talk about having an exit,…"
Jan 3
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Hi David, Thanks for your wishes - I hope that when the time comes for you to move you find yourself surrounded by as many angels as Steve and I did! People we hadn't met before ended up being so actively involved both with the…"
Jan 3
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Sorry, I hit post before ready - still on Steve's laptop and not good with it. Anyway, thanks for listening and letting me vent a little - I miss doing this more than I knew, because I still need all of your support mow maybe more than ever…"
Jan 1
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Hello All, and a sincere wish for a peaceful and calm New Year. I have just experienced my first holiday season in Texas after moving so hectically from New Jersey. I have been here only slightly over 1 month, and yet with all that has transpired it…"
Jan 1
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Dear Mary Jane, Reading your post brought up those feelings for me just now, your elegant way of describing that special moment was very special.  God bless you dear sister, you are an Angel, Thank you"
Dec 25, 2017
Steve commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Dear Legacy Family, Something I found recently and thought this would be a good day to share especially since it is Christmas Eve, Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. The…"
Dec 24, 2017

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Me and Bella

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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…


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 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.



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 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 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.

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