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  • Date Widowed
    02/19/2019
  • Name of Spouse
    Mark
  • Spouse's Age
    79


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  1. Hi Everyone! Well, I got through Christmas. One of my friends is a widow of 15 years and she invited herself over for dinner so that I wouldn't be alone. I knew another friend of mine without family close by and invited her also. We had a turkey dinner. I did the turkey, potatoes, stuffing and gravy and my special Christmas cookies, and my friend did the rest of the side dishes. It was a pleasant afternoon. I didn't do the decorating, however, it did feel like a holiday. Hugs to everyone. Take care of yourselves!
  2. laurie27

    Happy holidays

    Happy Holidays to you Julester3. Here's hoping you have a nice holiday, thank you for reminding me that we are all thinking of all of us. Hugs to you!
  3. Well, Melissa I'll see how it goes. I can't bring myself to decorate the house this year. I put out a Christmas table runner, and I will display my Christmas quilt, but other than that, I can't even play Christmas carols this year. I am watching Hallmark movies, however, so I am not completely forgetting about Christmas. I'll let you know how it all goes. Take care of yourself...this first holiday. For me it started with his birthday, Nov. 25, then my birthday, Dec. 24, then Christmas, then our anniversary Dec. 27. By January 1st, I will be so relieved!!!!!
  4. Well, here I am in the middle of the first Holiday season without Mark. I got through Thanksgiving...it wasn't fun, but I survived. For Christmas, one of my widowed friends asked me to make dinner, she is bringing some side dishes, so it will feel like a holiday dinner and being busy I think will help. I also asked one of my friends who spent Thanksgiving alone to join us. So instead of a big family dinner where we might have felt out of place we will just be three friends having a nice turkey dinner with all the trimmings. I hope it works out the way we are planning, I have spent a lot of time crying for the last week, but maybe that is good, getting it out of my system. Take care everyone, and have a Merry Christmas!
  5. laurie27

    10 years

    Maureen, wow, ten years. That's a long time and it sounds like in some ways you have moved on to your new life and in other ways, you have not. I fear that is what it will be like for me. I hate living alone, but I am adjusting to it. I am glad that you are going to a wildlife refuge to try and enjoy the present. Take care of yourself and Hugs to you. Laurie
  6. Wow Toosoon, yes that does sound like exactly what I am going through. I made myself a promise way back in the beginning, I have to leave the house once a day, even if I just pick up a can of cat food, and I have to interact with someone, even if it is just the clerk. Then I added that I had to make someone smile, even a stranger just to say "Cute shirt!". So I am trying to make sure I don't isolate too much, but, as you know, it gets hard some days. Thank you for writing. The solidarity of coming to this site has helped me so much. I have looked back at my own posts and realize how much I have changed in the last seven months and reading other people's thoughts I realize the changes are only beginning. Happy Fall everyone. I'll close with a photo of my Fall Quilt, named "Falling Leaves".
  7. Thank you for the affirmation, at least I know I am not alone, it does get harder. I like the statement, because yes it does feel like I am going through hell, I'll just keep going.
  8. I'm not sure why, maybe someone can help me with this, but it seems harder now. I am crying all the time and I feel more lonely than ever. Even when I am with people I feel so alone!!! It's driving me crazy. Maybe I need to see a counselor or try a Grief Share group. I don't know where to turn. Even my work isn't enough right now. Or is this just a phase I am going through because the shock is wearing off and reality is setting in, just like the title says.
  9. laurie27

    widowed 3rd may 2019

    Simon, for what it is worth, I found work actually helped me because it gave me (at least for a few hours) something to else to concentrate on. Now, I work for myself so maybe it is different, after all I don't have to dress up, just go in the office and boom I'm at work, even in a nightgown. But I really mean it when I say the concentrating on something besides Mark was very helpful. I'm at 6 months and there are still days I find it very helpful. Take care of yourself, and sending prayers your way.
  10. Dear Alma, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. It is a very difficult journey, but as @Julester3 said, one minute at a time, one hour at a time and one day at a time. Come back wen you are ready to share your story, we will listen (read) and send you prayers and hugs. Take care of yourself and don't forget to drink a lot of water...crying does dehydrate you.
  11. @sudnlysngl I am so sorry to hear about what happened to you. I have been on blood thinners, you just have to be very careful and you will bruise very easily. Being in the ER that long!!! Wow, can't even imagine. Hugs to you!!!
  12. laurie27

    I Got A New Car

    And for those of you who keep up with things you probably knew that I don't even have any keys...it starts with a push button! Wow, I am having a great time. Thanks everybody! Have a beautiful Sunday!
  13. laurie27

    I Got A New Car

    Okay everyone I got a new car. I decided to do another lease as that is easier for me since Mark and I leased for the last 30 years. You basically don't have to worry about anything major happening because you don't have it long enough. I got a candy blue metallic Eco Sport. I went to the dealer by myself and handled everything just fine.
  14. laurie27

    Speechless

    I can't believe what some people say. I'm so sorry he hurt you that way. Hugs to you and take care.
  15. laurie27

    widowed 3rd may 2019

    Wow Leadfeather, that was beautifully said, and so true! Good luck on a journey you never wanted to take simon8164. Hugs to you.

Personal Information

  • Date Widowed
    02/19/2019
  • Name of Spouse
    Mark
  • Spouse's Age
    79


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