Karen Lawrence

  • commented on 6 Years of Tired~ 2019-05-07 17:20:55 -0700
    This. So exactly how I feel. Also sick and tired of being sick and tired. It’s been a little over 6 1/2 years for me. Thanks for the solidarity.

  • commented on Hollow Inside 2019-04-30 17:28:02 -0700
    So well said. Thank you. 6 1/2 years for me and still empty inside, but much less than when the grief journey began. Still having a really tough time envisioning my future.

  • commented on Closer 2019-04-20 19:19:31 -0700
    Wow, just wow. You have a way of putting into words the exact way I feel about things, but don’t know how to say them. It’s comforting to read that others are going through similar things. Thank you.

  • commented on Facade 2 2019-04-16 19:02:57 -0700
    So very true. I too try to be grateful for having known my husband. I started doing that the first Lenten season after he died because it was something my church suggested we “take on” rather than focusing on “giving up” things for Lent. It was about 7 months after he died, and I definitely felt the beginnings of a shift away from my anger at his death. It’s been 6 and a half years and it’s still a struggle, but over the years the grief has definitely gotten softer. I’ve accepted that it is something I will live with for the rest of my life because it is a reflection of how deep our love was.

  • commented on When Hard Days Come 2019-04-08 17:06:29 -0700
    So very true.

  • commented on It Gets Softer 2019-04-02 16:51:39 -0700
    Beautifully said. My biggest regret is waiting too long to try to have children when my husband wanted to be a father so much. By the time we started trying, my body decided it was too late. Had a miscarriage at almost 12 weeks and then 2 other miscarriages at about 8 weeks. It’s been 6 1/2 years for me now, and I still have problems being happy about others’ kids and grandkids. Just lost one of my closest friends unexpectedly about 5 months ago which kicked up the grief tsunami all over again. Hoping for softer soon.

  • commented on Dealing with Fear 2019-03-11 19:18:22 -0700
    So glad to hear it’s not just me. I lost one of my closest friends 4 months ago suddenly to a massive heart attack. He was 64. Lost my husband 6 1/2 years ago quickly to cancer. I was 48 and he was 51. My parents are 84 and 87 and while they are pretty healthy they’re still up there in age. I worry about every little new pain I get. I’m so tired of being afraid. It’s exhausting.

  • commented on Stale Coffee 2019-03-02 17:19:59 -0800
    This. Perfectly said. I’m at 6 1/2 years out and while I have rejoined life in many ways, every day is still a struggle. Especially when I’m home alone. At home I struggle to keep up with things I need to do: dishes, paperwork, etc. Just don’t have the drive or energy.

  • commented on Dance Class 2019-02-14 17:49:32 -0800
    This. Sums it up perfectly.

  • commented on A Life Unfinished ... 2019-02-12 18:16:31 -0800
    This.

  • commented on Sunshine and Roses. Not~ 2019-02-10 17:11:17 -0800
    Good for you. I totally understand.

  • commented on Superbowl Sunday and a Brand New Life 2019-02-03 19:59:12 -0800
    So beautifully said. Until I read your book I was feeling like something was wrong with me for still feeling the way I do six and a half years later. Most books, articles, etc. only cover the first year and I was beginning to question my sanity. Thank you for sharing so honestly.

  • commented on All the Things We Didnt Do 2019-01-06 17:08:08 -0800
    Enjoy every minute of it. You so deserve it!

  • commented on 50 Shades of Vague 2019-01-05 21:38:35 -0800
    I also want to thank you for your book, which I finished a couple of days ago. I could identify with so many things you said and felt. It’s the only book I’ve read (and I’ve read several) that I could completely relate to. I sobbed and laughed through it and I really appreciate the rawness and uncensored look at the grief tsunami that comes with losing the love of your life.