I'm glad to be reconnecting with you and the entire cc family. I've been reading the posts every day but didn't feel up to posting myself until now. I was in Endicott over the holidays - wish I'd had the forethought to arrange to meet you. I'll be back home again over the summer for sure - can we do that then? Your Young Widows group sounds like fun. I hope to make a connection like that down here in SC. Our senior citizen organization is very active also, so I'll probably look into that as well.
Today is Gary's 3 month anniversary and it's amazing the wonderful signs my daughters and I experienced - a beautiful California rainbow, a gorgeous SC sunset, and a great day at work after several blue days. Gary left us all with the ability to always see the positive and to be motivated to carry on. Unbeknownst to anyone else, Gary called his best friend (and spiritual companion) the day he found out he had "weeks" to live (it ended up being 5 days) and asked him a favor. He wanted this friend to wait 2 months and then call me, the 5 children, his mother and brother and relay a message. It was the same message he lived by - go on with life, do not be sad - and for me, that he had the best years of his life with me. I feel so blessed to have had him!
It amazes me how much this board has to offer to everyone at every stage of fighting CC. What an intimate connection we all share. I'm glad to be back!
Live each day to the fullest