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iPraiseHim

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About iPraiseHim

  • Rank
    George
  • Birthday 05/24/1955

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  • Your relationship to the individual who died
    Husband
  • Date of Death
    February 16th, 2015
  • Name/Location of Hospice if they were involved:
    NA

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  • Your gender
    Male
  • Location (city, state)
    Chesapeake, VA
  • Interests
    God, natural health, serving others, passion for flying, Playing saxophone, Tiffany stained glass, gardening,shelties & collies, reading, smooth jazz, ...

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  1. Today is my birthday and I am having a good day. I worked this morning and took off this afternoon to enjoy some rest and relaxation. This is a new experience that I am accepting as it is. Work scheduled tomorrow and all of next week. I take each day as it comes. My sister called on Wednesday to ask if I still plan to follow "This KETO Diet thing?" I told her, that after two years, this is the best I have felt and I enjoy this way of eating and living. So YES! I plan to eat this way for the foreseeable future. She didn't understand.... Oh yeah, she wants me to sit with DAD again...on June 6th her husband has another foot surgery scheduled. My work schedule is very busy so I'll see what I can do. - Shalom
  2. This time of year, our city has a Jubilee festival with a beautiful fireworks display in the evening. This happened tonight and I stood outside my home watching it and remembering the last time Rose Anne and I watched it together. I oohed and awed just like we did before while being bitten by mosquitoes. Tonight, she didn't get bitten. - Shalom
  3. Today is my wife, Rose Anne's, Birthday. I woke up melancholy and blue. This is the fifth birthday she is celebrating in heaven. I really miss her today. I continued a tradition we started years ago. I bought a meal ( non-KETO) and thoroughly enjoyed it with her. I am reminiscing about our life together. The meal tasted good but it is just not the same as being together and present. Happy Birthday, my love. - Shalom
  4. I joined Planet Fitness $0 Down $10 month five months ago After not going to a gym for 40 years. I have an active physical job but discovered that weight resistance training would help with my IR (Insulin Resistance). I started out slow and asked their trainer to develop a personal fitness goal for me. At first, I was so disappointed at how out of shape I was. I had always planned to "exercise at home but never got around to it. I have progressed in five months from very minimal to now hitting most of my Initial goals. I could only do 3 sets of 5 WALL Pushups to now 3 sets of 30 Knee pushups at 1 foot off the floor. I could only do 3 sets of five Squats to now up to 31 squats, 3 sets. All of my weight resistance weights have improved as well. I am even doing HIIT(High Intensity Interval Training) Elliptical Cardio for 20 minutes. I continue to slowly push myself for better strength, endurance, and stamina. Start slow and find your path. I still talk to my wife. It gives me comfort and peace. - Shalom
  5. Katie, You struggle because so much has happened to you and your family and your world is ripped apart. You are human and none of us could withstand it on our own. Medication and therapy helps. I and many other people here pray and intercede for you daily. You are never alone. I understand the difficulty in just breathing at times as I went through that when my wife died... many others experience this as well. My Prayers are real simple.. "Lord help me!" God loves you (as his child) just like you love your children. I feel so alone in the way I feel too!. It is a part of this grief. You are not alone. Continuing prayers for you Katie. -George - Shalom (The Supernatural Peace of God be with you)
  6. Hello George P, It has been four years since my wife died and my wife's name is still on the business and personal checks. Most of the checks written are electronic bill-pay now anyway except for the tax man. I cook most of my meals in an air-fryer and an electric pressure cooker (like an Instant pot), I keep my meals simple, easy to make and delicious. I transitioned to eating from fast food/convenience foods to cooking real foods two years ago. The grief waves will come and go for no particular reason. It is important to get plenty of good sleep, eat healthy, drink clean water , and continue to move (exercise). This is a great place to hang out learn, share, and help each other. These people understand how to deal with this grief, offer tools, help, and love to listen. George is a good name... 😊 - George... Shalom
  7. Reading your story, I can so relate to your pain and grief. This group and wonderful people here listened and understood when I couldn't grasp exactly what happened to my beloved wife. The Shock and Awe of her sudden death rocked me to the core. I couldn't eat, couldn't sleep. and had trouble just breathing. It's been four years now and life after has never been the same. this place helped me to sort out life and learn tools to deal with this grief and healing journey. MartyT, has some great resources here that really help and all these wonderful people listen, care, and share. You are not alone for all of us here understand your grief and learning to cope with this afterlife. Welcome to the group that nobody wants to join yet we are drawn together with this common bond. {{{Hugs}}} - George - Shalom
  8. Yes. The same with me. This is my fifth trip around the calendar without my beloved, Rose Anne. I have been attempting to just focus on the "Here and Now". Thoughts, memories, feelings, still come and go for no apparent rhyme or reason. I try my best to just feel them instead of all of the other bad coping strategies I have tried before. My Happiness/Joy seems to be at least half or less than before when we were together. I cherished each day then and the good memories sustain me now. I work, I continue to optimize my health, eating, exercise, etc.. The loneliness and physical separation is the toughest part of this journey. I miss the natural feedback of knowing she love me as I am faults and everything. We were the same age. She was one week older. I still miss her daily. - Shalom
  9. Remembering my Mom today. It was her Birthday and I miss not being able to surprise her and show here how much I love her. She taught me everything. The love of reading, playing, learning and just having fun. She made us feel special and taught me how to take care of myself. (Cooking, cleaning, ironing, washing.drying, folding, sewing, crocheting, knitting, canning, etc...) Sweet precious memories of a simpler life. Happy Birthday, MOM. I love you! - Shalom
  10. This is great news about your son's health. Praying for your surgery and healing. - Shalom
  11. I have been very busy with much needed work and business growth. I'm still following Ketogenic living (23 months now) and getting healthier. Today I will hit a new milestone as I attempt to complete 3 sets of 30 leg squats in my normal physical exercise routine. I continue to keep progressing to stronger and healthier ways to eat, move, and live. This is my fifth time around the calendar without my beloved Rose Anne. I am focusing this trip to be really engaged in the NOW(today) and learning to evaluate how much my FEELINGS are tied to my thoughts and actions. Feelings are not good or bad but how my brain see them can color my day. I woke up yesterday and today more melancholy than usual. I realize that 31 years ago today is the wonderful day that I first met my beloved Rose Anne. It rocked and changed my world. I till miss her every day. I don't think that will every change. I have learned not to stuff,hide, eat, etc.. over these feelings. I just let them come and then release them. It is all a part of life. The dynamics of my native family has deteriorated and I am just learning to accept it as it is. My sister called again as she needs me to help her with her plans. She gets passive aggressive when things don't work out according to "her" plan. She can own her own feelings. I chose to disconnect and distance myself from that drama. I did have a wonderful conversation with my Dad on Tuesday and he is doing much better. May is a challenging month with lots of wonderful memories and sadness. Such is life. One day at a time... marching forward to the mark. - Shalom
  12. My beloved wife, Rose Anne, died February 16th, 2015. And yes the third year hit me very hard as well. We were married 25 years and the loneliness and separation from my beloved wife is still difficult to bear. This is my fifth trip around the calendar without her and I am gradually learning to just live in the now and accept life as it comes. I function but it seems to me dimly compared to my past life with her. I still operate a business and try to help other people with Diabetes to learn the truth about the disease and that there is hope and healing. Grief and healing is a part of this process of life and the price we pay for having such a wonderful loving marriage and friendship. I just take this journey one day at a time and strive to make the best out of each day, count my blessings, and strive to push forward to the mark. - Shalom
  13. Welcome and glad you found this special place. People here listen, understand. and share in your grief. Please share as you are able as I find it really helps me to get the thoughts swirling out of my head and expressed. We are the ones left here to stay awhile longer as we finish our mission and purpose on this side of life. Praying you find the peace, grace, and comfort, to adjust to this phase of life. We all have a purpose and plan. This grief is another form of love expression for your beloved husband. - Shalom
  14. 11 years ago, I watched my Mom take her last breath. She was the first person I had seen die. I understand the shock of it. People say weird things thinking they are trying to help you but they are really just comforting themselves. It's probably what other people have told them. Unfortunately, there is much that is not in our control and bed things happen. It took me awhile to get that image out of my head. I hope you have a grief counselor or trusted friend who can listen and help you to deal with this. My prayers are for you, Kayla. {{{ HUGS }}} - Shalom
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