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Opening my heart to go on.....
Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:20 AM
Joined: 10/2/2012
Posts: 1283

I lost both my dear husband and dear mother this year. I hope this helps someone else too.

I can shed tears because they are gone, or I can smile because they lived. I can close my eyes and pray that they will come back or I can open my eyes and see all that they left for me. My heart can be empty because I can't see them, or it can be full of the love we shared. I can turn my back on tomorrow and live in yesterday, or I can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. I can remember only that they are gone, or cherish their memory and let it live on. I can cry and close my mind and feel empty, or do what they would want me to do....Smile, open up my heart, live, love and go on...…..

jb crick
Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2019 7:39 PM
Joined: 8/2/2016
Posts: 632

Wow!  So well put. I often have many of the same conflicted feelings. I have found that over the past two year since Anne passed, my feeling have shifted to the positive. The tears are more frequently replaced by smiles brought on by more pleasant memories. And while my heart still aches for the loss of the love of my life, I feel like the luckiest man alive to have had such a wonderful women choose to spend the rest of her life with me.
Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 8:09 AM
Joined: 5/14/2018
Posts: 256

Thanks milmac, I read that not too long ago and it really did help me.  It never hurts to read it again. Sending hugs to you.
Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 10:07 AM
Joined: 12/7/2016
Posts: 46

Thank you milmac, that is just what I needed. It has been over 2 years that I have lost the love of my life.  Not able to leave the house unless my daughter dragged me out.  Hugs to everyone.



Posted: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 11:14 PM
Joined: 4/1/2014
Posts: 5213

It good to hear these words and I am trying to live my life the way I know my mom would want me to. Thanks for sharing and so sorry for your losses this past year!
Posted: Sunday, January 5, 2020 9:57 AM
Joined: 8/10/2016
Posts: 3742

Thank you
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