Friday, December 28, 2007

I'm touched, thank you...

I've gotten many private emails and read the comments left on the blog and I'm thrilled that you are all so happy with this new site. I am too!

I'm interested in hearing what you want me to talk about too. I want this to be your blog just as much as it is mine. So far, I plan on talking about:

Grief issues which includes a lot, but some of the topics would be: dealing with the in-laws, when do you take the rings off, when do you pack up his/her stuff, should you move/quit your job/take a sabbatical, the grief diet, when to consult a professional, kids and death and more.
Financial issues
Dating again
Single Parenting
Answering the letters that are sent to me (anonymously of course!)
Sharing my own journey
Book reviews and more!

But I'd love some thoughts from you. Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you would like to see here.

Until next time, remember you might be young, but you're not alone.



kim-d said...


Oh, the rings! I've been practicing not wearing them; but I just can't do it yet. I just don't know if I'll ever be able to. I don't want to be alone but I don't want anyone else. How not to be hard on yourself. Anything and everything; just to know there are others and I'm not alone in all of this. Even though everyone's journey is different...

anneray said...

How to deal with in-laws,yes that would be a great topic, one which i feel have not been well-addressed. I dunno how to deal with mine. Things hasn't been well and i don't think i could deal with the extra pressure from them.

Also is it normal not to go to the cemetery at all? I have only been to my husband's once and i did not go on the anniversary of his death nor on Christmas day. I just dunno what to do when i am there. i could not talk to a grave. To me he is still well and alive in my heart where i could tell him whatever i am thinking as and when i wanted to. So when i read your post about visiting Jeff's grave, i thought maybe i had been too extreme. Was I?

Philippe said...


I thoroughly understand your comment about the rings. I removed my wedding band 6 mos after my wife passed. It left such an ampty feeling (never removed it in all the years we were married). Both bands were in a jewelry box for 3 years until a few months ago when I put them both on my neck chain along with the small cross that was there originally. Never felt better!

Nancy said...

I love your blog. I lost my husband Joe on July 2nd to cancer. We had just gotten married in March(we moved the wedding up from 7/7)and my heart as you know has a big hole. All the topics you mentioned would be great to hear your thoughts and experience. We can all learn from them. I'm very fortunate to have a very loving huge family who has embraced my family.

I am very happy to start a new year full of new memories and to put some fun back into my life. It's what I miss the most is the laughter we had every day.

Thanks again for putting your blog together, Happy New Year to you and all your readers!