Danielle Pass commented on Life Goes On 2017-11-03 19:41:16 -0700I had a friend who said 50% of us will have to go through this – losing our spouse. I was so angry I couldn’t speak what I wanted to say – but I’m 39…I should have 30 or 40 more years before I have to go through this. I understand the fuck you response entirely. I didn’t feel acknowledged at the time. I’m where you are now and have way more joy than sorrow. Hugs to everyone that is not acknowledged in their grief. This is a place many don’t understand and thank goodness they don’t have to endure what we have.
Danielle Pass commented on That Polo Shirt 2017-04-08 18:36:22 -0700Thanks for sharing this experience. I tackled my husband’s clothes in waves. I did a quick once through and bagged everything that didn’t have a strong memory attached and donated them. Then bagged most of the rest and let them sit until it felt right to let them be donated too. I kept some of the most sentimental items and have them in a box of mementos. Every widow has to do this in the way it feels right for them at the time they choose. So glad you found your way and had your friends there for you to light the way with love.