Adele Aldrich

  • commented on Diagnoses Date 2019-10-08 17:39:34 -0700
    1 year today. His birthday was 10 days ago. So no more “firsts”. I have been edgy and jumpy all day. I am mostly alone every day. I miss his presence, his laugh, his sense of humor, his power wheelchair coming down the hall from our room. I just miss him….

  • commented on Further Away 2019-09-11 17:43:38 -0700
    My Tim will soon be gone a year. He left suddenly. He was not ready to go, and he was afraid. We knew that he was ill, but not terminally ill. I try to honor his wishes, and live out his dreams. I talk about him a lot. I am sure that people are going to get tired of hearing me tell the same stories, but he was so full of life and love, I can’t let him go into the shadows. Thank you so much for posting this ❣

  • commented on Collapse Into You 2019-07-18 18:26:12 -0700
    9 long, hellish months. It took me until I was 53 to find him. The love of my life. We had 9 wonderful years. Married for 3 years. He was and is my everything. This writing sounds like me. But, I don’t think I will ever love again. I would compare him to my Tim. Not fair to anyone. Thanks for the post💞

  • commented on This Uncertain Terrain~ 2019-07-02 17:33:16 -0700
    Almost 9 months of reliving my life with Tim. 270 days of waking up and dragging myself through the day, just trying to make it to bedtime. Never really finding happiness in much of anything. Remember just before they closed his casket, rubbing his stiff chest and shoulders, grabbing his sweater, wanting to crawl in there with him. I didn’t want to let go. More recently, our joint headstone was installed. Standing on my own grave, staring at the headstone. I walk around numb, and feel like I am on autopilot.
    This site and the contributors are awesome. Thanks for sharing, and helping me feel less alone. 💔

  • commented on Thinking, and Overthinking~ 2019-06-26 18:29:40 -0700
    I sometimes feel like I am out here by myself. Logically, I know that I am not. Thank you everyone for sharing. 💙

  • commented on A New Beginning 2019-05-06 18:01:19 -0700
    Where and when ? I am in southern Michigan. Would like to join you. 🙂