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  • Birthday 05/24/1955

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    February 16th, 2015
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    Chesapeake, VA
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    God, natural health, serving others, passion for flying, Playing saxophone, Tiffany stained glass, gardening,shelties & collies, reading, smooth jazz, ...

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  1. The hurricane will be downgraded by the time it reaches my area in Eastern coastal Virginia. Just some winds and rains predicted for Saturday. The previous hurricane came right over us three weeks ago. I had some minor repairs. This Hurricane is much stronger with category 4 winds. Praying everyone is safe and secure. - Shalom
  2. I'm not an expert on etiquette, I was informed I "should" send out thank you cards after the funeral when my wife died. I just didn't have the strength or energy to face that task. I have learned not to "SHOULD" on myself over other peoples expectations of how I should perform or grieve. You also have a newborn that takes much of your energy. I was in shock for a long time and grief itself takes a lot of energy. You are not being rude to take care of yourself. We are here as a group to help you through this process and let you know that you are not alone. Please take care of yourself a
  3. You are fortunate to have your parents to help you through this. I struggled with many things in the early days. It takes time to come to terms with the death of your beloved Brian. I had images of when I found my beloved wife, Rose Anne dead. I have pictures of her through my home to remind me of the better days and times. I pray, write, or journal through those roughest times. There is no timeline for this but it helped me to know that I am not alone in this grief journey. There will be a time when this grief pain is less intense and severe. That time is different for everyone. For me
  4. Missy1965, what you share and experience is very common as you sore out this grief and pain. One of the lessons I have learned on this journey is that "Feelings are not Facts, yet when examined will lead us to Truth. You are still in the early phase of "Shock and Awe" that I went through just learning to accept life as it unfolds. I could sleep, I couldn't eat and at times led to even breathe. This safe place gave me shelter, comfort, and a place to share my struggles with the lost of my beloved wife. Grief takes additional energy. Take care of yourself, your body, even though you don't
  5. Praying for comfort and peace for you. It is a tough decision to make and as you say the price of love. Shalom (Peace)
  6. I just turned 65 last month and all that it entails. Dealing with Medicare decisions the last six months forced me to face my biological age. It has been over five years since, my beloved wife, Rose Anne, died, and I still miss her everyday. I'm weeping just writing this. I am also have an essential job and fortunate to still be able to work. Having a sudden heart attack six months ago rocked my world as well. I'm thankful I am still alive and there was no damage to my heart. I am trying to make the best of this situation in life and help others that suffer from diabetes. There is a hope and
  7. My Journey continues... May is usually the roughest month for me because of so many life events. You can scroll through previous years posts for that. This year as it is my sixth trip around the calendar without my beloved Rose Anne, I decided to just let the month of May roll in and out without much fanfare.... Well that was the plan anyway,. Just feel the feelings and keep moving forward. Of course May 1st was important because of having to making decisions about Medicare options, etc... I have never been reminded so much about my age or that focused on a number. I've decided I'll just
  8. Does your oxygen machine have a humidifier? Oxygen dries out the sinuses and that is what causes it. When on a portable, a couple of shot of saline mist in the nose helps. - Take care - Shalom
  9. JimJim, In my early days and years of grief, I too searched for some reason, for some way to blame myself for my wife's death. If only I did this, if only I knew that, etc... I keep going over in my mind trying to find some way to blame myself so that I could hang on to a reason for her death. I love my wife, Rose Anne, beyond the limits I can put into words. Through this group, prayer, and my faith, I have come to understand that FEELINGS are not FACTS! Yet when examined can lead us to Truth. I was my wife's caregiver the last six years of her life. I learn to forgive myself for b
  10. Hi Metal, My heart grieves with you as I read and absorb your profound loss. Although our journey is different , I went through similar symptoms of grief, sleeplessness, lack of appetite, no energy, etc... Fortunately, I found this wonder group and safe haven of people who understand deeply the intensity of this grief. I reached out here, listened, asked questions, and just shared my life. I couldn't sleep, couldn't eat and at times even had trouble breathing. Everything looked hopeless and bleak. I took the advice and went to a doctor that prescribed a relaxer than would just calm my
  11. Laura, My heart grieves with you. This is such a wonderful tribute to a beautiful soul. This pandemic has touched all of us in vast and unfathomable ways. Praying for peace and comfort for you as you traverse another grief walk. Please know we are here with you and lift you up. Shalom (Peace) and {{{ HUGS }}}.
  12. Checking in: Hello everyone! 👋. I am fortunate to be able to work through this pandemic. I never imagined my home cleaning business would be thought of as an "essential " service. I take extra precautions and up until two weeks ago, I hardly saw any clients as they were away working. I have only lost a few cleaning jobs. I am blessed. Health has been a challenge this month with my hernia and now some leg issues. I am trying to delay doctors visit until May 1st when Medicare kicks in. I have had a few hiccups but have managed to get them resolved. My health insurance cost will g
  13. Hi GinGin, Welcome to our wonderful group. My heart grieves with you as you go through this loss and grief of your beloved Keith. We are the survivors and the one left behind as a result of our partners death. We survive simply just one moment, one hour, one day at a time. I was in such Shock and AWE from my wife's death and these wonderful group of people listened, shared, and cared for me on this grief journey. It is comforting to know that we are not alone and that others understand, empathize, and care for one another. My wife, Rose Anne, and I were married for 25 years a
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