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There is so much going on in this world today that I felt compelled to post a short message saying that my thoughts and prayers are with the victims, victims' families of the Las Vegas Strip…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ayodele Shaihi Dec 4, 2017.

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Virginia G and Joy are now friends
Nov 29, 2018
Joy left a comment for Madison Cornman
"Dear Madison, I was so sorry to read about the loss of your mother. It's the hardest thing to lose a mom at any age, as I lost mine last year and I'm in my 40s and I'm still not recovered. I cannot even imagine what you and your…"
Sep 25, 2018
Joy left a comment for Jade Rogers
"Hi Jade, I'm very sorry you lost your husband. If you go to Groups at the top of the page and click on that, there is a group called Lost My Spouse and I think you will find the folks there very supportive. It probably makes more sense to post…"
Aug 20, 2018
Joy left a comment for Frances Koonce
"Thanks for your message Frances. I just saw it. I appreciate your kind words. God bless you.  I don’t post on this site likebI did when my mom first died. It’s still hard adjusting to her not being here.  Her death has helped…"
Aug 19, 2018
Joy and Frances Koonce are now friends
Aug 19, 2018
Joy replied to Xavier's discussion I Lost My Mother this Year on July 1st...
"Xavier, your post touched me in a way that only another grieving person can understand.  Our situations are very silmilar. I cried reading it because I can feel from your words how much you love her.  I love my mama too. We were extremely…"
Jul 25, 2018
Joy replied to Xavier's discussion I Lost My Mother this Year on July 1st...
"Hi Xavier, I’m so sorry you lost your mom. That to me is the worst pain In the world. My mama died last May and I’m not the same person either and will never be. Like you, only God has kept me going. If not for him, I would’ve…"
Jul 24, 2018
Joy left a comment for Crystal K
"Hi Crystal, happy birthday. My birthday is also tomorrow and I also dream of my mom occasionally. I dreamed of her last night. She's been gone a little over a year and it's not gotten any better for me. I'm functioning, but I think of…"
Jun 28, 2018
Joy replied to Virginia G's discussion Griefshare support groups
"I did attend a Griefshare support group. It's a mixture of group discussion and videos of people from different walks of life who have gone through the grief process. Overall, I would say that I'm glad I did it because I needed to openly…"
Jun 11, 2018
Joy commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Thanks Bluebell. My thoughts and prayers are with you too. My condolences to you and your sister on the recent loss of her husband/your brother-in-law.  "
May 3, 2018
Joy commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"I haven't posted on this site in a while, but since May 17, 2018 will be one year since my dear mom went home to be with the Lord, I thought I'd post a note to say how much I still miss and love her. Those words don't…"
May 3, 2018
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This group is dedicated to those special women who are our biggest fans, loudest cheerleaders, and life’s leaning pole.This group is dedicated to our mom, whose sacrifice began at birth and ended at death, but whose love lives forevermore!See More
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Joy and Crystal K are now friends
Dec 5, 2017
Ayodele Shaihi replied to Joy's discussion Recent Events
"This is a good message. Many are suffering. "
Dec 4, 2017
Dennis C. replied to Joy's discussion Recent Events
"Just some things to think about. Will Suffering Ever End? WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS “God . . . will wipe all tears from their eyes, and there will be no more death, suffering, crying, or pain.”—Revelation 21:3, 4 WHAT THAT CAN MEAN…"
Nov 18, 2017
karyl curtis commented on Joy's blog post Grief Share Support Group
"wish  there's such a 'counseling session ' here in Phil. for it,s unusual to go to a psych even...yup, people who didn't experience the same things might try to comfort you in a not so typical way..spoken words means a lot.…"
Nov 3, 2017

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About Me:
A daughter who misses her mama very much.
About my Loss:
My mom died. I was her caregiver for almost three years, but she and I lived together even before she got ill/became disabled.

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Grief Share Support Group

I attended the first in 13 sessions tonight with a group of people from all walks of life. The meeting was very therapeutic. Of course when they had us introduce ourselves and talk about our losses, I broke down when I talked about losing my mom three days after Mother's Day. But it felt good to be part of a group where others understand your feelings and the trauma that you experienced. There were quite a few tears shed among the group but I'm happy that I was able to find a group close to…

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Posted on October 11, 2017 at 8:35pm — 3 Comments

Don't worry!

Since my mom died in May, I haven't been to church except maybe two weeks after she died and then the pain of her death was still so fresh (it still is, as it'll be 3 months since she died next Thursday), I couldn't stay for the whole service. I packed up my things and left. I felt completely alone, yet I did not want to be around anyone. I felt that if I stayed I would've just started bawling and wouldn't be able to stop.

Today, was the first time I've been to church in months and…

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Posted on August 13, 2017 at 2:06pm — 1 Comment

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At 7:53pm on June 28, 2018, Crystal K said…

Thank you Joy. Happy birthday to you as well! Hope we find a little joy on our birthdays even if we are missing our moms more. 

At 2:49am on October 3, 2017, Paul said…
Joy, thanks for the kind words and prayers regarding the loss of my Kathy. My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to you for the pain of losing your mom. I definitely found comfort and understanding by being on this site. We are all in a situation we neither wanted or deserved. You are right about our loved ones not having to put up with the crap that seems to be getting worse everyday. My only wish is that I was with my wife either in this life or the hereafter.
At 8:49pm on August 5, 2017, Keleigh said…
Thank you for your kind words... My heart goes out to you and well. You are so right, it does feel like being orphaned. I don't feel like a daughter anymore so it's like a piece of me died with them. Watching mom did the Cheyenne strokes breathing was the worst. I called hospice at 4:30am when it started and she passed at 8:45. They arrived right after she passed. It really does make you fear so much. I'm scared for my children, completely over protective. Scared to lose anyone else. The fear is draining. I feel robbed most days... But I remind myself even though I only had them for 36 years I'm glad I at least had that. My daddy packed in enough love for 100 years but I still miss talking to him every day! I'm with you in grief. Feel free to chat any time!
At 8:49am on July 5, 2017, Heather said…
Thank you Joy for your words yesterday. It meant a lot. Sending you hugs, take good care of yourself...
 
 
 

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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Theresa, it's hard for me to be positive about anything. I always feel like something bad is right around the corner. That's because every time I thought mom was safe and had cleared another hurdle, something else would go wrong. It's…"
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joe kelly commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"It's been a little bit since I shared but it seems like I'm just stuck, out of sync with everything included myself in a way.  It's been like one long endless day.  I don't know how to explain it even.  I'm…"
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Monty, For some of us, we will always remain out of sync with the rest of world. We, like myself. live in our own universe."
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Brett you are right that is the "dark" side, it scares me too That is so great about the phone call from the directors at the center, that must have made you feel like a million bucks.   You are making a positive impact, I know…"
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Avi, I actually looked up the EquoVox. I couldn't find an English link for it. I'll keep looking. I'm just really curious how it works. And I want you to make your own decisions. I just want you to be happy."
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"M, I'm half Catholic, and Theresa is 100% Catholic. This is a huge part of Catholicism. Ouiji boards just scare the crap out of me. I listened to a lecture series from a Vatican exorcists. There was a question and answer period. Someone asked…"
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M Adams commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Brett, it gives me such a lift to hear about your new gig — sounds perfect! Lucky kids too, great when they can connect with an adult who also makes them laugh.   Your comment re the spirit world app that Avi came across brought back a…"
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Avi, things like that scare the crap out of me. I mean, how do you know that you are actually communicating with your mom, and not something bad? I believe that you may open yourself to something that may attach itself to you. That's just…"
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Brenda Ann left a comment for Lisa
"Dear Lisa, I send you my heartfelt condolences as well as a welcome to our website. It is a safe place to come and talk or vent about your loss. Talking is very helpful in sorting out how to move forward. I would like to share a paragraph from what…"
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"No we should not, God is the only communicator Avi, you are right. We should not disturb the deceased, they are in peace, it is us who are not in peace. I still struggle everyday, I just have come to recognize that this is my new life.  "
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Monty, I m sure everyone on our forum had a very bad day. I just kept myself very busy all. Since I live in Florida and it is in the 70's I worked outside all day long. I feel Julian is with when I am outside. He knew I just loved the outdoors…"
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Avi commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Hi Friends,  Few days back I came to know an app EquoVox which can help you communicate with your loved ones who are deceased. It seems be fake to me but have seen some videos on you tube people claiming its real. Did anybody on this group…"
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Trina, It is so true, my Julian and I celebrated everyday of our life together like you an Joseph. We were Blessed."
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Trina Mamoon commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Linda, thank you for the post. The words ring very true. Today is Valentine’s Day, but fortunately for me, Joseph and I didn’t always celebrate on this day. We didn’t feel that we had to show our love and devotion on a specific day…"
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Linda Engberg left a comment for Lisa
"Welcome to Online Grief Support it is a great community."
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Thanks everyone. I was upset that we couldn't share our posts, now I am fine. Thanks"
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joe kelly commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
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