Candace Woodring

  • commented on The Grocery Store 2018-12-10 23:13:16 -0800
    Thanks for sharing Bryan. I’ve held back tears many many times in the grocery store, and other times couldn’t hold them back. It triggers an acute sense of the emptiness of not being able to share one of the most lovely and basic joys in life, enjoying a meal or a treat with the one we love. We know how tough the holidays are, especially the first year. This is my 2nd and it’s a bit easier most days, harder on some. Know there are others out there who truly understand.

  • commented on I Don't Like Dessert 2018-11-08 20:08:00 -0800
    Thanks Staci, lovely thoughts as always. I’ll take the turkey too.

  • commented on Hollow 2018-04-09 16:20:01 -0700
    Thank you so much for sharing your feelings Staci. I seem presentable also on the outside and only those of us who have had our hearts so completely shattered understand the hollowness. Your words help me to not feel so completely alone. I too am building those wings on the way down. Thank you, sending hugs your way.

  • commented on Strong on Your Love 2018-02-20 16:20:36 -0800
    Thank you and thank you! Your words are so dear to my heart, and those 4 words such a comfort, I too am strong on his love.

  • commented on This One isn't for You, if You're Offended by the F Word~ 2018-02-03 14:46:02 -0800
    Tell it like it is! Fuck whoever or whatever is running this place too!

  • commented on Aloha and Mahalo 2018-02-03 14:40:24 -0800
    Heartfelt thanks for your beautiful and authentic sharing. Wishing you all the best.

  • commented on Dead and Gone 2017-12-29 20:32:13 -0800
    Know what you mean, and it really stinks. Thanks for sharing.

  • commented on Happy Birthday to Michele, just one L ... 2017-12-29 20:29:04 -0800
    Thank you Kelley! Truly grateful for you and your wonderful work, Michele!

  • commented on Idle Thoughts, Leaving 2017, Going into 2018~ 2017-12-27 19:20:47 -0800
    Love this post, Alison. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, I feel much the same.

  • commented on All is Calm, All is Bright 2017-12-26 20:02:15 -0800
    Thank you again Staci for your authentic and beautiful words. I survived my first Christmas without my hubby, though the tears welled up and I broke down in a sobbing mess several times. That fierce ache you write of became even deeper yesterday as the memories of our first magical Christmas and others since kept playing their relentless tapes through my head. His smile, his laugh, his joy as he made Christmas dinner. The wonderful gifts he surprised me with that he chose so carefully and with so much love. I am not in my place of Joy yet, or even close to it, but your words inspire me to keep breathing and keep on keeping on. Thank you.

  • commented on I can feel your arms around my Life... 2017-12-19 20:34:03 -0800
    Thank you Staci for your beautiful words. I relate to so much of it. I too say goodbye sweetie and I’m home sweetie to my hubby every time. Then I add “You’re right here with me baby, always and forever.” Like you, I long for every possible connection, and in some teeny way, talking to him is a comfort to me. I tell him regularly my deepest hope, that as I told him before he passed “I love you and I’ll see you on down the road.”

  • commented on Wherever You Are, It's Okay 2017-12-15 21:41:59 -0800
    Thank you Kelley Lynn. Your words expressed so much of what I’m going through , trying to feel my way through the first holidays without my hubby. Truly nobody gets it that hasn’t been there, the incredible pain and emptiness of wanting so badly to share it all with them, only we can’t. And feeling obliged to bottle in all that pain, cause hey, we’re supposed to be feeling all that Christmas joy. Thanks for reminding me to be with how it is right now, and that’ll be just ok.

  • commented on To Know Grief is to Know Love 2017-12-15 21:27:01 -0800
    Thanks for sharing Stephanie. Yes, I too relate, deep grief reminds me i had great love. I like to think my hubby and I touched eternity through our love. This thought keeps me going through the darkest moments of which I have felt so many. Love is eternal and I believe those of us who have lost our loves are Always connected to them through that golden thread of love that binds us forever.

  • commented on As this Odyssey of Love Expands~ 2017-12-13 19:28:32 -0800
    Thank you Alison! My beloved hubby William Woodring. It would warm my heart to meet you if you are anywhere near Los Angeles or Riverside, CA. Always with you in spirit 💜

  • commented on Who Am I ? 2017-12-12 19:12:09 -0800
    Thanks so much for sharing Staci. Your words hit home and inspired my own reflections.

  • commented on Making the Most of Christmas 2017-12-10 20:39:16 -0800
    Thanks for sharing Sarah.

  • commented on More Powerful Than a 4 Letter Word~ 2017-12-07 20:32:19 -0800
    Thank you Alison, beautiful as always. Love the photo, and love that love is your super power. You inspire me!

  • commented on I Still Look For Him 2017-12-05 20:33:16 -0800
    Thank you Wendy for sharing so many powerful, deep and beautiful thoughts. Wishing you a smooth and speedy recovery. Sincerest wishes back to you for peace and strength. I will be looking forward to reading your blog again when the time is right for you. Meanwhile i will be remembering your words ‘strength and courage.’ Thank you from my heart.

  • commented on Woodland Preacher 2017-12-05 20:20:30 -0800
    Thank you so much for your beautiful words Mike!

  • commented on Inward and Outward 2017-12-02 20:45:40 -0800
    Thank you for sharing this Stephanie.