Lisa Richardson

  • commented on As this Odyssey of Love Expands~ 2017-12-13 22:27:03 -0800
    #saytheirname – Tony Lee Richardson. We are so honored you would do this for us and for him. Hugs to you Alison. Hope to see you one day out on the road.

  • commented on I Still Look For Him 2017-12-04 23:23:47 -0800
    Thank you Wendy for all you have done, both for us readers and everyone else you have touched. Sending hugs and wishing you peace.

  • commented on Ben Can't Be Bought Online 2017-11-27 23:35:13 -0800
    Wow. That’s exactly where I am. I don’t know how to meaningfully fill the space. I’m just tired of being without him and on my own.

  • commented on Going With It 2017-11-16 23:17:53 -0800
    After more than six years I have only summoned the courage to drive by our old home three times. Yes, curiosity got the best of me – but emotionally it takes a toll. I live about a mile away but deliberately go around it almost daily. Don’t know if it will ever be easier, but as you said sometimes we just have to go with what life brings our way. Wishing you wonderful new memories in your new place.

  • commented on Don't Take The Boy 2017-11-06 23:41:42 -0800
    Even though it’s been six and a half years your story takes me right back to my worst memories. We all share that singular moment in time when our world caved in. We did the best we knew to do at the time, but the guilt still hangs on. Hugs to you

  • commented on Melpomene and Thalia 2017-11-04 22:34:58 -0700
    Raising my son without his father has been just as you described. Thanks for giving words to how it feels.

  • commented on Decisions, Decisions 2017-10-26 12:05:57 -0700
    I’m beginning to accept that “limbo” may be a constant state, although not sure I like it. Great post Stephanie, so many of us are there with you!

  • commented on Damn the Torpedoes 2017-10-24 23:00:30 -0700
    Bravo Mike!

  • commented on I Shouldn't Have Come Alone 2017-10-24 00:17:13 -0700
    The memories are all over this town we called home, and they haunt me still 6 1/2 years later.

  • commented on A Widow Wedding Anniversary 2017-10-20 23:03:02 -0700
    You wrote what I feel in my heart every June 14th but never can express. Worse yet, no one seems to understand except all of us here. Hugs to you on your anniversary.

  • commented on Tiresome Grief 2017-10-19 23:34:00 -0700
    Tired is the perfect word to describe it. I too am just so tired……sigh.

  • commented on Breaking Home 2017-10-12 23:02:35 -0700
    My heart breaks for you. So much change and so many hurdles in the road. My first week of boot camp the chaplain spoke to all of us about the intense physical training and all the marching and running. He said when it got really tough, and you didn’t think you could move your feet another step, to just say “Lord, if you’ll keep picking them up, I’ll keep putting them down”. That memory has kept me going more times in the last 6 years than I can count. Hugs to you from Seattle.

  • commented on Junk Mail - Repost 2017-09-28 22:33:56 -0700
    This morning Delta Airlines sent my husband an email about his frequent flyer plan. I looked at it longingly for quite a while and realized how much I enjoyed just seeing his name there. Six and a half years and it still tugs at my heartstrings. It was so hard to delete that email.

  • commented on Happy Anniversary, Ben The Titan 2017-09-25 23:23:56 -0700
    Anniversaries are the worst because we’re the only ones on earth who have those memories. Thanks for sharing yours with us. What a beautiful tribute!

  • commented on It's Complicated - Repost 2017-09-21 22:02:16 -0700
    Wow, six years and counting and I still feel just as you described….sigh.

  • commented on An Honest Love Letter: Saint-Onge style 2017-09-11 23:33:13 -0700
    “Back in me real life….” is such an apt description. This life just doesn’t feel like my real one. Thank you for sharing your letter to Ben. It carried me back in time too.

  • commented on Another Day 2017-09-07 22:02:37 -0700
    Tracy we love you and are all so very, very sorry. Please keep coming here and joining us.

  • commented on Beginning of the End 2017-09-05 23:15:47 -0700
    My life has been amazingly similar to yours, but I’m 20 years ahead of you. At nearly 60 I’m feeling a huge pull towards that freedom. But I have a son in college and tuition is steep. The added responsibilities we carry as widows/widowers can warp our view. I recently realized I need to step away, even if it’s just for 24 hours, to rest and recharge. Thanks for reminding me of that need, and that I’m not the only one feeling this way!

  • commented on Always Surprise Yourself 2017-09-02 23:41:45 -0700
    This is a side of widowhood I have struggled with so much. Five years after Tony died I had the opportunity to sit down with his closest friend whom I hadn’t seen all those years. It felt like coming home. For that one hour I had most of my whole self back just because I was with the only other person on earth who shared much of our history. I was my best self when I was married to Tony. I hope one day to find some of that girl again.

  • commented on This Terrible Club 2017-08-31 23:14:13 -0700
    I too remember the horrible realization that odd word now applied to me. I turned it over and over in my mind, tried to say it outloud like I was trying it on for size. It just was unbelievable. Six years later it still sounds odd…but without it I would not have found everyone here and as the poem goes “and that has made all the difference”.