Jon-Paul Ackerman
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Morgan, As you always do in your posts, you take the words right out of my mouth.  Linda"
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morgan commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Before this nightmare I myself would never have imagined how debilitating the loss of a spouse is. Tracy B 2014 I thought I would be able to focus on my career to help me heal, but I don't even like going to work any more. At home, I can't…"
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Crystal Parker commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi guys I lost my husband January 30th 2017 .. he committed suicide by our house. Night is still a struggle for me I know its still hard for our kids too but sometimes I dont know how to be or act .. he did all the Bill's and went to work I…"
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M Adams commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Geraldine, so sorry for all that you are going through -- the desire for images and manifestations of those we've lost to death does seem to be something that many of the bereaved experience.  I really resonate with the urge to recapture…"
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Today is my beloved Husband's birthday. "
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Monty commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"thanks linda. i wish you the very best on this difficult day for you."
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Monty, Tomorrow is my Husbands birthday, every year I spent it at the St. Augustine Lighthouse where I have two pavers in his memory. "
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bluebird commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"You are very welcome, Monty. "
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Monty commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"thanks very much Bluebird. your perspective has given me something to mull over and i really appreciate your input.  i know talking about this can be upsetting. i'm glad you have found some respite  from the grind. thanks again"
Jul 8
bluebird commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Part 3 The only other things I've found that help me at all are going to the thrift shop once or twice a week (something I've always liked, and there's a local one where I'm a regular now, and again I find the ritual comforting…"
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bluebird commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Part 2 Firstly, I do have the support of my family. They drive me crazy sometimes, especially my parents as they get older, but they love me and I love them, and I know how blessed I am in that regard. My sister, in particular, has been…"
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bluebird commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Monty, You said "I'm struggling on almost every front to do almost anything.  i feel atm, if i didn't have to do anything i would just sit quietly in her chair and cry for the rest of my life." I get it, and feel very…"
Jul 8
Beth Swansboro commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"MONTY, I just when through our anniversary dates and my husband's birthday. I just looked through some pictures of all our special times. Yes, I cried alot. It is very hard. My son won't talk about his dad. Do whatever does good to you. I…"
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Beth Swansboro commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Linda, I sure understand you On retirement. We always knew where we would go. We knew we could afford to do it when the time came. Your picture below is beautiful!"
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About Me:
Grew up in crime, met my Creator who changed my life and gave me a perfect Queen and children
About my Loss:
My perfect wife lost her life giving life. Her uterus ruptured at 20 weeks and she passed away...

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At 2:26pm on August 19, 2017, Maxey said…
I think John has said everything I am feeling each day. I sometimes think during the day of how many of us are out there suffering through this pain. It has been almost two years for me, so, I guess, after three there is still no relief or hope in sight. I feel nothing, and for those who tell you are now free to do things; they are crazy. Why would I want to be free of my love who made all the things we did worthwhile, meaningful, and happy?
Everyone who had a love will someday lose them; it is inevitable. They will then, and only then, understand our thoughts and pain.
I do not wish it on anyone.
At 9:24pm on April 3, 2017, Jon-Paul Ackerman said…
The darkness has completely overtaken the love
At 3:07pm on August 18, 2016, Mel Royer said…

Elynn, I can relate to your situation as it parallels mine perfectly. First, I am sorry for our loss. I am aware there are no words that can take away the sting, the inconsolable pain of your loss. I lost my Nancy, April 29th of last year and am still and will for a long time be facing the hell of loneliness, the emptiness and the never ending longing for that person who defined you and was always there for you, your soul mate and best friend. That was Nancy.   Now, I too cannot drive and have a limited social network, again, apart from this grief site. I live exclusively on social security and can barely make that last, but I do. I wake up broken and go to sleep broken, spending the day lost and wandering through my empty house, more like a tomb than a home. We are all so vulnerable to to the world we must live in and on that day I do not wake up, I hope to wake up in the arms of my true love, my beautiful Nancy. I pray the same for you and everyone who must endure this cold empty life. May God watch over you and bless you and take care of yourself...Mel 

At 3:43pm on August 9, 2016, Elynn m said…

Anyone else  feeling lonely and depresxed?   I have trouble getting out if the house because I do not drive.   My husband used to go everywhere with me.   It's really lonely and depressing having to stay in the house all day (luckily my son is here daily).  Too hot to go outside (here in the desert ). Wish I had something to look forward to.

At 2:40am on June 16, 2016, Mary said…
Jon-Paul
My heart goes out to you. Your last comment is worrisome. I don't know what to say to help you other than pls find strength from the love of your lovely wife to keep going. Take care of yourself. Praying for comfort and peace for you and all others including myself.
At 9:39pm on June 9, 2016, Jon-Paul Ackerman said…
Hello all. I have been relentlessly seeking. Sorry to be away so long but I am very unhealthy and don't want to spread it. There is hope for you if you truly want it. I however do not. I find peace in the agony that grows deeper each day. With much understanding comes great suffering.
At 10:30pm on January 30, 2016, rachel_micele said…

Just want to say Jon-Paul I appreciate your recent posts. "I rendezvous with my Queen daily. I've never felt closer to Her". I found that absolutely beautiful. That is what I am aiming for with my love. It seems the only option to survive this nightmare. To "seek ruthlessly" - if you ever care to share what has been your journey I would be interested to hear.

At 10:56pm on January 29, 2016, Alice Thompson said…
Dear Jon-Paul, I just noticed your comments to others, and wanted to say thank you for creating the group Lost My Spouse. My partner died a year ago, and your group has helped me so much. There are wonderful people there, so honest in their deep suffering. Your words today have comforted me too, hearing how you are still learning more about your love, how she is with you. I feel this too, but it is hard to hold on to in my grief sometimes. So thank you for your faith. I wish you good things, Alice
At 7:27pm on January 13, 2016, Hilary Christene said…
You have been missed here
At 3:00pm on December 25, 2015, Hilary Christene said…

Sending you Christmas blessings Jon-Paul.

I imagine you are finding a way with your children, into your future. I hope for you.

This place you created here has a special healing quality to it. I know we all appreciate you, and when we see the name Jon-Paul Ackerman, we feel comforted.

 
 
 

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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Morgan, As you always do in your posts, you take the words right out of my mouth.  Linda"
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"Before this nightmare I myself would never have imagined how debilitating the loss of a spouse is. Tracy B 2014 I thought I would be able to focus on my career to help me heal, but I don't even like going to work any more. At home, I can't…"
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M Adams left a comment for Michael Thompson
"Thank you for posting your tribute article - so evocative and insightful.  What you said about things you did together and also things you did alone being stripped of all meaning is exactly true.  Everything is emptied out."
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"bluebird, that's the perfect answer and exactly what I'd want. I think about this all the time. I also think of how hard it would be to have him back for 5 minutes and then to have to lose him again if I wasn't able to follow him. For…"
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"Hello everybody.  Roughly a year after my wife died of Bowel Cancer following a 22 year marriage, we married in 1992, my wife died in 2014, I decided to write an article to my local paper about grief from the left behind spouses point of view,…"
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"Hello everybody.  Roughly a year after my wife died of Bowel Cancer following a 22 year marriage, we married in 1992, my wife died in 2014, I decided to write an article to my local paper about grief from the left behind spouses point of view,…"
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Michael Thompson commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
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Crystal Parker commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi guys I lost my husband January 30th 2017 .. he committed suicide by our house. Night is still a struggle for me I know its still hard for our kids too but sometimes I dont know how to be or act .. he did all the Bill's and went to work I…"
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