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    I'm wondering how many of you board members might be widows? I'm on this " new normal "1 1/2 years. It's a lonely road, but I cling to " Death is a heartache no one ( but God) can heal. Memories are keepsakes no one can steal."
    So glad we had 44 years of marriage.
    Grief Share has been a wonderful help to me, as well.

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    Hi and welcome to the board from Iowa. I wish you continued healing.

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    I have been a widow for 2 1/2 years. We were married almost 25 years.

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    its hard to loose someone we love and yes we hang on to memories and things around us. I have been widowed for 12 years. I currently live with my bunnie as I call him.
    he makes me laugh, he makes me mad as all hell.
    but I miss my prior life also.

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    I'll miss my DH for the rest of my life. We were married almost 39 1/2 years almost to the very day. He's been gone for 4 years this last Feb, was in a nursing home for 3 years before that, just a large, frightened child most of the time. Some times he was "there" and I had my darling back again for a few moments.

    You will heal, you will be alive again, but you will always remember and miss him.

    Friends and family too continue to introduce me to other men, but the only males I've even had coffee with were my brothers, son, Son-in-law and the guys on mobile blood drives who had to be nice.

    I'll always miss my DH.

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    Today is 2 years for me. I keep busy but I miss him so much!

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    not a spouse, but my momma, I was broken when she died.. she moved in to live with us and we were so shocked.
    very sick, still , never expected her to leave.. she always sprung back.

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    I've been widowed 23 yrs and it seems like it just happened a few yrs ago. We were married exactly 18 yrs to the day when he died. I have to keep myself from being bitter alot, but it wouldnt do to dwell on it - it is what it is - I do think about how different my life would have been if he hadnt died. sharet

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    29 years widowed after being married 21 years. It is hard to believe. I am thankful to God & family who fill in the
    emptiness.
    Marilyn

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    Beena widow 25 years. We were married 35 years. Had lots of plans to travel when he retired but never got too. It's a lonely world sometimes, but time heals.

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    Sorry for everyone's loss. This isn't the same but remember you have your friends on the board to talk to.

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    It's been 10 years now, he was only 53. I console myself by deciding his job on earth was finished, mine wasn't yet. Our 5 kids have become wonderful, close adults and he would be proud of them. You are not alone, and don't let the road you are on overwhelm you. There is a reason to every season in life, even the dark ones. We are all here for you!

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    I lost mine 2 yrs in May we were married for 29 yrs and miss him every day I think the hardest was when I would take his old car out to a cruse and some one always came up and said it is not the same with out him or when I went some where and seen something we talked about and it changed come home to tell him and only the dog was there and now the dog is gone (she was my fur baby)

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    Ok, everyone, now there are tears in my eyes. I am going to go give my DH an extra hug. You are all very brave ladies.


    {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

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    I'm a widower, and lost my wife and friend a year and a half ago. Still think of her most days, but life is for the living, and we must all go on.

    Lanny

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    so sorry for your losses. makes me think of how my mom must feel most days. dad died in 1986 when they were married just shy of 39 years. i'll be married to my dh 40 years this fall God willing.

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