How was your holiday?

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by , 11-27-2013 at 04:41 PM (822 Views)
Over the river and through the woods to nobody's house I go. My husband
died 4 months ago, and all our family is in PA, and I am in AZ. There is no
way I could back to PA at this time. I've decided the dog and I will share
soup and a sandwich. I had a few invitations for dinner, but barely know
these people and would feel very uncomfortable. All these people are
long-arm customers of mine (ours). They all knew my husband because
he always helped with the long-arm. This is a very hard time for me, and
I know there are many others out there in this same situation. I would
like to hear from you, and know how you are coping.
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  1. willferg's Avatar
    I am sorry to hear you are alone (although I am kind of envying you...we have a household-ful visiting and the older I get, the worse I am with coping). I hope you and your dog have a peaceful day!
  2. tessagin's Avatar
    Most of our family live up north. DH and I went to a restaurant that was open and serving Thanksgiving dinner. $11.99 for each. No dessert but that was ok. We were so stuffed we didn't even have supper last night. We were home by 2:00 p.m. just the 2 of us and the 3Bs, Bridget, Bianca and Brutus. Walmart was open so we slipped in there and got our Cmas shopping done too. Gift cards all the way and in the mail 20 minutes ago.
  3. Becky Andersen's Avatar
    I am so sorry to hear of your recent loss. I am in the same situation but my husband died 5 1/2 years ago. We never had children and all my family lives out of state. You have a full year of "firsts" to get through. After that it gets a little easier. I know what you mean about going to other people's homes on holidays. I always feel very out of place. I only get into trouble when I start to feel sorry for myself. I don't do that often. There are many worthwhile activities during the holidays. I volunteer at homeless shelters or soup kitchens. I am a nurse so will sometimes pick up homecare visits so others can be with their families instead of working but my favorite taking that day to just sew and relax. I reflect on the past and all the wonderful memories I have. It will get easier for you. Just keep busy and try to stay positive.
  4. cookiemonster's Avatar
    Yes you'll adjust, quilters are a source of friendship, been there long ago, my mother passed away from ALS I was 22yrs. Huge loss, at that age you see daughter/mothers everywhere having a great time, and I had to turn my head other way, knowing I will never have their life, and thinking "do they know how lucky to have each other." That same year I joined a quilt guild, must say was a little uneasy at 1st, but they made me feel so welcome. Out of the 300 members some came up to note how they knew my mother and things I learnt of her, and how she had touched others lives. Women, understood for they had years of wisdom over mee.. Never regretted joining.

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