Candace Woodring

  • commented on New Year’s Thanksgiving 2017-11-25 20:51:42 -0800
    Thanks for sharing, beautiful reflections.

  • commented on Itching and Aching 2017-11-24 19:12:05 -0800
    Thank you for sharing. Just made it through my first thanksgiving without my husband William. It was agony. One down, two to go, Christmas and New Year’s eve. Then at least a holiday reprieve for awhile. Thank you for the big hug, back at you, and know you’re not alone either.

  • commented on Quietly Plotting 2017-11-22 19:00:59 -0800
    Thank you for sharing, Mike. We all have to go through the agony of the memories of our beloved’ s last day on this earth. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to sweep these memories under the rug forever? And just hold onto the beautiful ones? Maybe one day.

  • commented on Shattered Glass and Dust Motes~ 2017-11-22 18:45:16 -0800
    So beautiful…thank you for sharing.

  • commented on Dreaming On, and Singing this New Life to Me 2017-11-15 21:17:58 -0800
    Wow, so sweet and beautiful, you are an amazing lady. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • commented on I Dream of Wandering 2017-11-14 20:59:01 -0800
    Thanks for sharing, Mike.

  • commented on A New Dawn 2017-11-12 20:17:49 -0800
    Weeping after reading this. My dreams ended less than 5 months ago when my amazing hubby left this world. Thank you for giving me some glimmer of hope that one day I will keep spreading and continuing his legacy of love and connection in this world. I know that day will come not too far down the road. The hope of that day keeps me “keeping on.” Thank you so much for sharing.

  • commented on This Particular and Peculiar Sense of Non-being~ 2017-11-08 20:19:11 -0800
    So beautifully said, thank you for sharing.

  • commented on Ramble On 2017-11-07 19:49:27 -0800
    Thanks for sharing Mike. The 2 questions you write of, are, I think perhaps the 2 so many of us now ask ourselves. Yes, as with all things in this life, the answers are fluid. And yet at the same time the questions and current answers for me are keeping me “on track” and “on purpose” to give meaning to my life now and through me, to my husband’s life, to carry on a legacy that he would be proud of. As a writer and presenter, your words help others, as myself, feel a sense of hope. Keep on “rambling on.”

  • commented on Don't Take The Boy 2017-11-06 23:03:12 -0800
    Wendy, I too can relate. My husband struggled with cancer for 5 years and I, as you did, had to watch my beloved face death. It was 5 years of feeling helpless amidst passing time. When he passed, the guilt was and is overwhelming. How could I let this happen?? I was his WIFE, for God sakes, the one that was supposed to make this all go away. I should have done more, given him more hope, held him just a little bit more every day. When I told someone these thoughts, they said, oh you think you’re God?? No, and yet, the guilt still comes. Because the love is so deep, and i would have done anything to keep him here. The only thought that eases the guilt that haunts me are all the times he told me that he knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I truly loved him beyond words. I look forward to the day when we are together again, I hold onto that. Wendy, I doubt anyone loses a spouse and doesn’t have guilt that haunts them, I think it’s a natural feeling when we love so deeply. One has to have been through it to understand.

  • commented on Just a Cup of Coffee 2017-11-06 11:20:12 -0800
    Thanks for sharing Don, yes, it’s often the daily rituals we miss that hurt so bad.

  • commented on Life Goes On 2017-11-04 22:35:39 -0700
    Waiting for those pockets of joy, thank you for sharing.

  • commented on Melpomene and Thalia 2017-11-04 22:29:50 -0700
    So very sweet, thank you for sharing.

  • commented on With a Smile 2017-11-02 20:35:33 -0700
    Thank you for sharing. I agree with the previous comment, I read these every night and find comfort that I am not alone in this journey. Mahalo.

  • commented on Ghost Dancing into Our Forever~ 2017-11-01 21:16:16 -0700
    So incredibly lovely and beautiful, makes me miss my beloved beyond words, as do so many of us. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • commented on Vows 2017-10-31 20:14:22 -0700
    Beautifully shared, thank you.

  • commented on Three Divorces and a Funeral 2017-10-28 19:34:49 -0700
    Beautifully put, thank you for sharing your thoughts. Having been through divorce years ago and now having to live with the grief of losing my one, true love-i cannot even begin to compare the pain. People see me and think I’m ok, what they don’t see is the heartache I feel literally every waking minute. The only thing that keeps me “keeping on” is my desire to make my beloved proud of me and carry on his legacy of making a difference in this world. For him, i will do what i can to ease a small bit of someone else’s pain.

  • commented on Tiresome Grief 2017-10-19 21:55:13 -0700
    So well said, grief is a heavy thing to carry around, wears us out day after day. A friend told me that one day I’ll think of my hubby and feel joy and lightness. I’m open to those feelings, but one day isn’t today.

  • commented on Unanswered Questions, and Other Stuff~ 2017-10-18 20:47:00 -0700
    My constant thoughts are so similar to yours. I lived consciously and my hubby was a good soul, always looking out for others before himself. So, wtf??The hamster wheel never stops…maybe one day.