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Posts posted by shirleyb

  1. Val,

    Belated happy birthday. What a sweet thing you did to share your book with your father. I know you think you caused him pain, but you didn't. The pain was there, just needing to come out.

    I know my kids have done similar things that made me cry but also helped me heal. It has not been that long for you and the firsts are always hard. You wonder how you will ever make it, but you do.

    It helps sometimes to be able to share not only your memories but your tears. We then realize we are not the only one stuggleing with the saddness of losing those we love.

    Take care dear one.


  2. Beth,

    I have to ditto what others have said since their husbands have passed. I was lucky that I knew how to do alot of those things already. My dad passed alot of that kind of information on to me when I was young because I always wanted to know how things worked. Randy was mechanically challanged in alot of areas so we called my dad alot about things. :)

    But still there were things I did not have a clue on. I did buy some home repair books though that have helped so much. I would suggest that to anyone.

    It empowered me to try and sometimes have success in fixing things.

    I wish you better days ahead and hope you have hot water too. None like taking a hot shower.


  3. The first winter we were back here in Minnesota. Randy was a California boy and that winter we had sub zero temps for WEEKS. It was so cold and he was such a trooper in dealing with it. He learned really fast that block heaters could be life savers....:)

    We have had a few winters since that we wanted to move south but we never did. We stayed here and became true Minnesotan's to the core. You just dress for it...

  4. Connie,

    You have always been such a trooper. I still think back to when I first joined the board and you called me at home and let me talk for hours about everything that happened. You will always have a special place in my heart and in my prayers.

    You are one very special lady. Thank you for being a true friend.

    I hope that you heal quickly and are feeling better even faster.

    Can't wait to see you on line again.

    All my love and prayers.


  5. Still living at home and expecting to inherit a fortune when his sickly, widower father died, Jerry decided he needed a woman to enjoy it with. So he went to a singles bar and he searched until he spotted a woman whose beauty took his breath away.

    "Right now, I'm just an ordinary man," he said, walking up to her, "but within a month or two, my father will pass and I'll inherit over 20 million dollars."

    The woman went home with Jerry, and four days later she became his stepmother.

    Men never learn.

  6. Ginny,

    You and anyone who else who uses the internet for dating is brave. I know several couples who have met and ended up marrying this way.

    I am happy you have found someone who peaks your interest but I side with Becky on this. Be careful.

    All we want is your happiness and safety.

    Good luck and best wishes.


  7. Mandi,

    I am so sorry for the pain you and your family are in. Your loss is so fresh and all I can say is it will take time for the pain to ease.

    With your sister due to have her child soon, maybe put some energy into creating a book for her baby that features your mother and who she was and what she meant to all of you. This is something that you all can work on.

    I am sure your father is lost. I know most of us are when we lose our spouses. I know my kids were lost too when they lost their father.

    Time is the only thing I know that is certain to help. Give yourself permission to grieve.

    Lean on the rest of us here to help you durning this time. We do understand.

    Praying for us all.


  8. Holly,

    I am so glad you did this. I know it helps sometimes to put what we are feeling down on paper and share it with those we love. They then have this reminder to read again and again of our love for them.

    Prayers for you and your family.


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