Great to hear from you! Steve and I are doing well, preparing for winter in upstate NY which will be a big change from TX. We'll try to post photos here once we figure out how to get them from phone/camera to email access - gotta love…"
Thank you so much for your kind words. During the months of June through early August I didn't have access to my desktop computer, and since my cell phone is not linked to my emails I was in a sort of cyber desert, relying on Steve…"
""Hello...is there anybody out there?"
I open with a line from Pink Floyd, although equally appropriate would be Judy Collins' "Who knows where the time goes?"
Yesterday would have been (or still is) Larry's and my 39th…"
"Dear Chicago Beard,
I have some life-long friends with whom I keep in touch, although sometimes literally years pass between conversations. When we do touch base, we always say the time doesn't matter, because we pick up where we left…"
I just want to add my wishes that you continue finding ways to keep busy, and that I completely agree that you never forget the day you lose your spouse. For me it was April 22nd, at 7:00 pm. This was the 7th anniversary for me, and there…"
"Chuck thank you for your kind and thoughtful welcoming words. I’m not a Taiper or a Texter much less like to play on my phone and I’m definitely not into any form of social media I find that any form of therapy or support groups via…"
I'm sorry for the loss that has brought you here to this group. I joined in 2015 and have found this to be a safe and supportive place as I struggled with my grief. If you wish to share anything with the group I assure you that…"
"Dear Mary Jane,
I'm sure yesterday gave you many thoughts and feelings that to some might be considered "out there" as you say, but not so here. We react differently to each anniversary, holiday, and birthday, even from year to year.…"
"Dear Mary Jane,
I know first-hand how upsetting and frightening emergency room visits are, and am sending as much positive energy out to you as I can. I will be waiting to hear from you when you are up to it, and look forward to you being back home…"
I have been thinking of you and am grateful to hear from you. As you always do, you add beautiful heartfelt insights expressed eloquently and with great compassion.
The differences you note between you and Joseph, while bringing…"
"Wishing everyone a calm peaceful Valentine's Day - this can be a rough day for us all here. Here's hoping we all can focus on pleasant memories of ways we expressed of love for our spouses and they for us.
Love, Chuck "
"Dear Mary Jane,
I'm very sorry that this is going to be such a difficult month for you. That you didn't "get dressed" (as I call it) yesterday is familiar to me. That feeling that somehow it just doesn't matter isn't…"
Chuck thank you for your kind and thoughtful welcoming words. I’m not a Taiper or a Texter much less like to play on my phone and I’m definitely not into any form of social media I find that any form of therapy or support groups via video chat feels more comfortable and genuine if you come across anything please let me know thank you
Hi Chuck. I hope this works. I am still not familiar with my IPad...I was soooo happy with my XP...but then I had to get a new Windows 7.5 or 8 or whatever it was, and finally had to switch to wifi...(I knew it was just a way for Big Brother to watch you LOL...yes I am an x hippie...hope that doesn,t bother you. And, no, I could not afford an IPad..when Bob got sick, my daughters boss Bought me this! Her father had died of cancer, but she was able to FaceTime him across the miles b4 he died and she wanted to do the same for my daughter. Ironically he died the next day after it arrived and we never got to use it.
I am going to make each of my posts short so if I loose them here, I won,t have poured my heart out for nothing.
I HAVE to tell you why I chose YOU to befriend...it was your PICTURE! I am guessing that is you and Larry? I took one look at that picture and to me, it looked EXACTLY like one of those pictures that come with a frame you buy in the store. It was wonderful. Which person are u? You will have to excuse me if I get information wrong...I have a very hard time focusing on who is who. Steve is your new love, right?
You can swear all you want with me. I don,t care. Words only have power if u let them. Ok I am going to see if this posts..if it does, I will send u a second post about who I am than you for responding.
Hi Chuck. Thinking about you. Haven't seen any posts from you recently which has me worried. I'm aware you have health issues but if you're able to, please check in. I'm sending extra prayers your way.
Chuck,Sorry to hear of your losses as well,especially last April of your husband.We all share similar feelings and I'm glad that I've found this group,I can say whatever may be on my mind without judgment and even if no one responds,it's good to release it.Some people/ family don't know what to say so I usually respond with I'm ok when anyone asks.elyse sister of Lee 6/13/59-5/28/14.I posted on the main wall a suggestion of each member posting this at end,so we can send a remembrance to each other,I thought it was a nice gesture,what do you think?