Stephanie Vendrell

  • commented on Unintended Solitude 2015-06-27 16:09:51 -0700
    Thank you Rebecca. Right it really is like torture some days; hard to draw myself away from it at times. And our personal space issues – as with so many things – do shift after our losses for so many reasons. Thank you for commenting.

  • commented on Can I Really Do This 2015-06-20 23:41:19 -0700
    Wow – how fabulous. I think you can do this, and you are. How wonderful for all the help and support to get there and experience it. Enjoy with a full heart.

  • commented on Everywhere 2015-06-20 23:38:57 -0700
    I sat here for quite some time thinking, after reading this post Kelley. This entire grief experience has transformed me…I’ve learned so much, grown so much, felt so deeply…reading what you and the others of us write each day has been such an enormous source of support and relatability. At first I saw Mike everywhere, and it hurt so much…then he slowly disappeared, I couldn’t find him anywhere, and that hurt too…now I do see him around me, feel him around me – it doesn’t hurt the same way anymore, as I’ve started to build this after-life…and I do talk to him, when I’m alone…it will never be the same as having him here with me but the sense of his nearness has changed over time. Thanks for nailing it so succinctly.

  • commented on The Musician: Part III 2015-06-21 16:17:49 -0700
    Thank you Rebecca. I guess we all really do have our stories. I’m glad I shared it too. Life is sure a strange thing.

  • commented on Third Time Round 2015-06-16 22:14:17 -0700
    Life in cycles, yes…annual remembrances and celebrations, especially in the eyes of a child, are things that can be looked forward to. Thinking of you and all that is to come. Blessings.

  • commented on Room for What Comes 2015-06-16 22:12:20 -0700
    I admire your courage and strength, Tricia. Making room for new life is so hard, but you’re right; we have to create the space. Changes around the home, I’ve also found, is not only good distraction but a way to reinvent our new lives…as we must, somehow, find to do. Blessings and thanks.

  • commented on From Three Years 2015-06-15 16:20:36 -0700
    Faith in the unknown. Nailed it. I feel the same way. Thank you for sharing this.

  • commented on My Husband, My Blessing 2015-06-15 16:19:04 -0700
    Gorgeous wedding…I’m so sad you only had six weeks as husband and wife…Mike and I used to love calling each other that. I miss it. You didn’t have long enough, Rebecca. But then again no matter how long it is it’s never long enough.

  • commented on Making It To The Top 2015-06-11 22:39:24 -0700
    Even small feats seem huge in the wake of our losses…this one is huge in itself, and very meaningful. I send you hugs and warm thoughts. It’s nice to know we are not alone in this journey.

  • commented on The Musician: Part II 2015-06-12 14:53:39 -0700
    Thank you ladies…one more I think.

  • commented on As Memories Fade 2015-06-01 01:07:21 -0700
    I am glad you had a dream-moment with Stan. I treasure those I have with Mike. Hugs to you on this one year mark. All the days we are spending without our loves are challenging, but those milestones are particularly hard as they starkly measure the time without them.

  • commented on The Knowing 2015-05-29 17:38:02 -0700
    This is so incredibly beautifully written and friggin TRUE. Thank you Kelley.

Honored to have been a blogger here at Widow's Voice for nearly four years. I am so grateful for Soaring Spirits and my widowed support network. Stay tuned for my book about My Life With Mike.
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