Sunday, March 7, 2010

A New Week & Thank You....


I can hardly believe that a week has passed since I wrote about the death of my sweet Joe. Even harder to believe that I have been a widow for a week. I have spent the last 7 days in fog...I do what I must...but it feels like I am being guided by remote control. This day begins a new week, one in which I will say good bye to my Joe, and try to begin to fully grasp what has happened, and to try to get some kind of order back into my days, and not feel like I am swimming in molasses. I need to take this moment to say Thank You so very much to all who have stopped by my blog and left the most amazing comments. Your heartfelt prayers, sympathy and love have been incredible! I cannot thank you enough. When people tell me blogging is silly...or a way to escape the real world...or any other number of odd comments I have gotten from people when I say I have a blog...they really don't get it. Without this blog, I would never have had the chance to meet all of you. My days have been enriched by reading your words, and that will continue. Thank You, all! *elaine*

13 comments:

Laura said...

Dear Elaine,
I am so sorry for the tremendous loss you have suffered as a result of your dear Joe passing away. My heart goes out to you and I cannot imagine this hurt. I will keep you in my prayers and hope that the many memories of your long marriage give you some measure of comfort while you grieve. With love, Laura

Vintage Christine said...

You go girl, and keep going. I lost my first husband years ago--the wound never completely heals but you do learn to live with the pain and all the wonderful memories. When you can, please post about Joe and let us know about him. God bless you, my bloggy friend! Chris

Mardell said...

Dear Elaine,
It's good to see you back in Bloggyland. You've been missed. I've thought about you & hope you can feel cyber hugs! Take one day at a time. I've never heard the term "swimming in molasses". I can identify with that sometimes.
Take care.

~~Carol~~ said...

Although I can't begin to imagine what you're going through, I pray for you Elaine. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and please know that your bloggy friends are always here for you.
Hugs,
Carol

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Your little blogland friends are always here for support and kind words. Even tho we aren't with you in person, we are sending good thoughts, hugs and prayers. XO

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Elaine,
Indeed "they" don't get it..blogland gals are indeed good friends.
Continued prayers for your broken heart.
Warmly,
Deb

Sue said...

You know we are all with you, and helping you get through this one day at a time...
Elaine, I would love for you to join my friendship giveaway, as I feel the same for my blogger friends.
We are with you in spirit, and time will heal.
Share the memories,
Sue

trash talk said...

Elaine, I am so sorry for not leaving a comment sooner. I never know quite what to say at times like this. There is no way for me to express how deeply my heart hurts for you. I can't even begin to imagine your feelings. Molasses I understand. I've kept you in my prayers for healing, but with love comes hurt. I read somewhere that the pain is a reminder of how much we loved and how much we were loved. I will continue to keep you in my prayers and just remember...one step and one day at a time.
Debbie

Shara said...

Some of my very best friends are the ones in blogland. And, you are one of those. I've been thinking about you a lot. You need time. Lots of time. We're hear for you no matter what you have to say. You take all the time you need. Bless your heart.

BeautifulDees said...

I am so sorry for your lose.I really step back and think that all the little things that upset us shouldnt,I should hold and cherish my dear husband.One day can change our lives.
I will keep you in my thoughts, may you find comfort.
Love,Debbie

SecondHandRosie said...

Oh, Elaine, I did not realize that you had just recently lost your husband. My parents were married 57 years when my dad passed away in 2003. He and my mom were best friends.

Please accept my sincere condolences.

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Greg said...

I'm terribly late to your saddest news, but that makes my condolences no less heartfelt. How sorry I am for your loss. I know that Joe lives on in your heart and mind, though and that you'll celebrate him by living each moment to the fullest.

Wishing you peace and fond memories and courage and love.