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15 July 2018 10:33
 
Jan_CAN - 14 July 2018 09:29 PM

Bruce, it sounds like a wonderful tribute to your beloved wife, and I’m glad to hear that you have plenty of support from friends and family.

MARTIN_UK - 14 July 2018 11:54 PM

Sounds like it was my kind of get together.

Skipshot - 15 July 2018 07:42 AM
MARTIN_UK - 14 July 2018 11:54 PM

Sounds like it was my kind of get together.

Mine, too.

No pole dancing, but it did indeed turn into a party early on, with plenty of laughter rolling away the tears.

 
 
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15 July 2018 11:21
 

Very sorry for your loss, Bruce.  Condolences from me and mine to you and yours.

 
 
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18 July 2018 10:28
 

My life before you I can hardly recall
You saw I was guarded and broke down my wall
When I was travelling in search of the truth
You made up for everything lost in my youth
Over the years as we blended as one
Sharing some heartache or embracing great fun
You extended your love and gave it a name
Then let me be me so I showed you the same
Now in an instant you’ve vanished away
I’m swimming in thoughts yet have nothing to say
It’s crippling to think that you’re not around
I jump out of my skin with each startling sound
I’m spinning in circles when I want to be still
Surrounded by spaces I can’t seem to fill
I used to find comfort in faith and belief
And now I am lost in the shadows of grief
I stumble along with no direction in sight
Where nothing seems real and nothing feels right
I long for your voice or a trace of your scent
The look you would give when you knew what I meant
When will this no longer feel like a dream?
Moving forward alone makes me want to scream
The memories ease the depth of my pain
And gives me the strength to begin again.

 
 
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18 July 2018 14:02
 

Lovely poem, LadyJane.

I appreciate the expressions of condolence here in this thread.  This community (with all its ilks and ills, ups and downs, ins and outs) is one of the reasons I stay.

 
 
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02 October 2018 05:11
 

Just checking in, brother. How’s widowhood treating you? Any tricks to the trade?

 
 
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02 October 2018 06:44
 
Jb8989 - 02 October 2018 05:11 AM

Just checking in, brother. How’s widowhood treating you?

What’s with the “brother” stuff?  Do you miss talking to your monkey?  Looking for used-up, tossed-aside pumpkins?

Just pick out one of your preconceptions and go with that.

Any tricks to the trade?

None that you could master.

bbearren - 26 June 2018 15:33 - There will indeed be times when I will need to comfort family and close friends.  Knowing that she is free from discomfort and suffering, that, in and of itself, is an abundance of comfort for me, in addition to my faith.

Our children are working through their feelings, wanting hugs often, and we’re talking about those feelings whenever the need arises.  We are a bit closer now, as one might expect.  My oldest son from my first wife is actively cultivating a closer relationship than we have enjoyed in the past.  We’ve gone out a couple of times for drinks and pool or darts, as well as a couple of small gatherings at his home for a meal and some music..  I’m also teaching him guitar at his request.

The writing of her book is finished, and it has been published, but I can take pleasure from reading it again at any time.  I have favorite chapters, but the entire book is a great read.  Janet is no longer here, but neither is she gone.

 
 
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02 October 2018 07:31
 
bbearren - 02 October 2018 06:44 AM
Jb8989 - 02 October 2018 05:11 AM

Just checking in, brother. How’s widowhood treating you?

What’s with the “brother” stuff?  Do you miss talking to your monkey?  Looking for used-up, tossed-aside pumpkins?

Just pick out one of your preconceptions and go with that.

Any tricks to the trade?

None that you could master.

bbearren - 26 June 2018 15:33 - There will indeed be times when I will need to comfort family and close friends.  Knowing that she is free from discomfort and suffering, that, in and of itself, is an abundance of comfort for me, in addition to my faith.

Our children are working through their feelings, wanting hugs often, and we’re talking about those feelings whenever the need arises.  We are a bit closer now, as one might expect.  My oldest son from my first wife is actively cultivating a closer relationship than we have enjoyed in the past.  We’ve gone out a couple of times for drinks and pool or darts, as well as a couple of small gatherings at his home for a meal and some music..  I’m also teaching him guitar at his request.

The writing of her book is finished, and it has been published, but I can take pleasure from reading it again at any time.  I have favorite chapters, but the entire book is a great read.  Janet is no longer here, but neither is she gone.

Nice!

 
 
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27 November 2018 12:30
 

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