Leslie In LittleRock

  • commented on As this Odyssey of Love Expands~ 2017-12-13 07:45:33 -0800
    #SayTheirName – Thruston Stewart Doan. (Not Thurston!)

  • commented on Three Divorces and a Funeral 2017-10-30 21:40:40 -0700
    Thank you for this blog entry. I’ve recently ‘unfriended’ my sister on Facebook because she kept insisting that her 30 year marriage ending in divorce was worse than my husband of 25 years dying suddenly from an undiagnosed Pulmonary Embolism. It’s been 5 years since my husband died and I’ve only been on a few dates while she was only divorced for a week when she began a relationship with a man who she thinks now is an alcoholic.

    Becoming a widow at age 50 with two teen daughters was certainly not my choice. It was not in our plan.

    I don’t care what anyone else says – divorce is a choice (even if it is only one sided). Death is not.

    Leslie In Little Rock

  • commented on Sewing My Widow Oats 2017-05-01 12:34:28 -0700
    It’s taken me a few days, but I wanted to respond as well. Thank you for writing this entry. We might all come from different backgrounds and situations, but what we all have in common is that we lost the love of our life. And life goes on.

    I was married for 25 years when my 52 year old husband died suddenly of an undiagnosed Pulmonary Embolism in May 2012, leaving me as a 50 year widow with 2 teenage daughters.

    It’s now 5 years later, both girls are doing well, and I want to “move on” but not sure how. I tried online dating and most of the guys were creeps or liars or both. I’m from the South and most of the guys were wearing camouflage or holding a dead animal in their profile picture.

    I actually spent the last 6 weeks staying with friends in the Los Angeles area, working as an extra (Background Actor) for 12 different TV shows. It was fun and I enjoyed it! On my last show, I met a guy who I had worked with on another show the previous week. During the whole shoot, we kept complimenting me, getting me candy and drinks from craft services and gave me a ride back to my friend’s house.

    I didn’t know what to think. I’ve spent the last 5 years struggling to move forward, dealing with financial issues, work, inlaws… When a guy talks to me now, I think one of 3 things: 1) He’s just being friendly 2)Is he really interested in me or 3) What does he want?

    After my husband, I just “shut off” any romantic feelings. Now I’m 55 years old and I don’t know what to do.

  • commented on Its My Anniversary, and My Husband Is Dead 2016-10-28 21:56:52 -0700
    I get it. Today is my 55th birthday, 10 days ago was our 30th wedding anniversary, but my husband passed away suddenly on May 10, 2012 from an undiagnosed Pulmonary Embolism. Thinking of you.

  • commented on If You Werent Dead 2016-08-29 21:43:19 -0700
    I’m been thinking of how would be the best way to sum of how I feel, more than four years after my husband suddenly passed away from an undiagnosed blood clot, leaving me as a 50 year old widow with 2 teen daughters.

    Today on the soap opera, Days of Our Lives, the character Sonny, whose husband was murdered this past summer said it in 4 words:

    “Will’s dead. I’m alone.”

    Even though it is a soap opera character, what he said states the way I feel.

  • commented on Maybe 2015-07-31 22:08:52 -0700
    Kelley – I just saw you!!! I love Jimmy Fallon too and watch him every night M-F. I credit Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon and the cast of Glee for getting me and my two daughters through the sad days & nights since my husband died suddenly on May 10, 2012. So glad you had such a great and memorable time!

Mom of 2 great girls. I love writing, movies, traveling & #Glee! Chi Omega. Cancer Survivor. Widow. USC 2016. LA Background Actor.
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