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This room is for those who have lost a spouse and need support or who can provide support to those who have.

Saint Paula is the patron saint of widows and Saint Stephen is the patron saint of deacons
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Dec 19th 2012 new
(Quote) Michele-910064 said: My son was 24 and I had to choose him. I hate it...it feels so wrong. Do yo...
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My son was 24 and I had to choose him. I hate it...it feels so wrong. Do you have children?



How about when you have to check your "marital status" and there is no "widowed" box...I refuse to check "single", so I make my own box next to the word "widowed" and then check it really big. :)lol

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No children. I do the same thing when there is no box for Widow/Widowed for marital status.
Dec 20th 2012 new


Brenda, I'm so deepy sorry for your loss. I can't even fathom.... can't go there. rosary theheart hug

Dec 20th 2012 new
(Quote) Maggie-7864 said: Brenda, I'm so deepy sorry for your loss. I can't even fathom.......
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Brenda, I'm so deepy sorry for your loss. I can't even fathom.... can't go there.

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Thank you Maggie
Dec 21st 2012 new

One thing that has helped me is having a large memorial wreath in the living room. My tree is fake so to have a living memorial wreath brings me comfort. I fill it with all his favorite things, including honeymoon pictures and pictures of the kids. Christmas is always a bittersweet holiday without my spouse.

Our priest challenged us to find joy this week. I have to admit, in anticipation of my daughter's sixteenth birthday, I have found a lot of joy as I've been doing 16 surprises this week. Normally her birthday sets off feelings of lonliness as I remember how sweet it was seeing my husband as a father, with Holidays and his birthday all following right behind.

Love and prayers to you all.

Jan 29th 2013 new

If I could skip the months of November and December, I would be fine. I lost John 19 years ago, and I still have my moments. It doesn't take much to make me weepy. So many traditions died when he died and I find that rather sad. I think I mourned John's death more in the later years than at the time of his death. He was suffering so much I was ready to let him go. John always wanted a little girl, and now we have 3 granddaughters he never got to see. I miss that we never got to share the joy of being grandparents together.

Feb 3rd 2013 new

I've been widowed 14 years.


Years 1 and 2 were bad. Year 4 was bad. Year 10 was the worst.


It's a rollercoaster.

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