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We focused on living

We focused on living

Within 2 weeks I lost both my parents and my beloved husband of 30 years. The void, emptiness was huge. I’m now an orphan and a widow. This comes after months and years of anticipation, preparation, and tiredness. We did talk but not nearly enough. We focused […]

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He becomes anxious

He becomes anxious

My husband recently told me that as a child he would lay awake hours & hours worrying about how he would die and what would happen after he died. He still can’t think about it again & he becomes anxious. I have never thought of it in […]

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I wished I knew her better

I wished I knew her better

I lost my mother in-law this past week. She died suddenly and lives in another province. It was difficult for my husband to lose his mother but for me I had wished I knew her better. If only we visited her more often or talked to her […]

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Not sure if one is harder than the other

Not sure if one is harder than the other

Who do I write about? 1) The abrupt death of my husband 20 years ago? Or, 2) What I am going through now with the slow death from dementia of my sister? Both are hard — not sure if one is harder than the other. Not sure […]

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I did the best I could

I did the best I could

I wish I had loved my husband more. I did the best I could. I still talk to him every night and tell him that I loved him. He doesn’t answer me back!

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You showed us how to be strong

You showed us how to be strong

Dear Husband, I am sorry you had to leave us so soon. You will always be with us in our hearts, and in our memories you live on. You showed us how to be strong during a very hard time. Thank you for being a great husband, […]

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Her death changed the way I look at living and dying

Her death changed the way I look at living and dying

My wife’s death was the single most defining moment in my life. I was with her in the hospital at the moment she passed away and this changed how I look at living, and dying. In a society that keeps on putting off the discussion till it’s […]

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Showing up is enough

Showing up is enough

The first time I saw my husband’s scar the length of his chest, he told me it was from a biking accident. I had no reason to believe otherwise, so I didn’t ask many questions.  About a month later, when I saw his medic alert necklace and asked […]

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