Comments About Journey of HeartsTM
2001 to 2002 - Part 2
I want to thank you for your
web page. My husband lost his parents in 1999, 4 months apart, with
his dad was killed in a car wreck only 2 months after we got married.
My husband has filed for divorce and is obviously
not sure he did the right thing, but won't turn back. I knew he took
his dad's death very hard, which I have no idea of the pain because I have
mine, but knowing when mine had a heart attack and had to have triple bypass,
just the thought of losing him was horrible, but also know he keeps things
bottled up. He rejects the idea that he needs help but with comments
he's made since we 1st separated 2 months ago, it became very obvious that
him losing his dad was the reason for his actions and back and forth with
what he wants. He's pushed me away, the rest of his family and goes
to work and then wants everyone to "just leave me alone".
After reading about depression and your web site,
I'm hoping that if he reads your site (if he's willing) that maybe he can
see himself. His brother always tells him to "get over it" which
to me is cold but anyone to avoid rambling, thanks and I PRAY that he will
read it and maybe see that grieving is what is causing the changes in him
and that he's "normal" and it's o.k. to cry and he doesn't have to pretend
to be "happy" around me. I feel like he's between anger and depression
because of what he says and how he's withdrawing from everyone.
I love my husband with all my heart and want
to stand by him and be as supportive as I can be and again PRAY that he
can realize that the problems we have and his lack of feeling love for
me or family is part of depression etc. and it will get better at some
point and it's not worth throwing our marriage away.
My sister sent me your web
site and I have passed it on to several of our friends who have also lost
a child. We have five children and lost our only daughter Annie age
18 in a car accident just four miles from our family farm, 1 1/2 years
ago. It seems like yesterday, and my husband and I are still grieving
terribly, to the point where neither one of us care whether we live or
die. Our four boys are not dealing with their sisters death at all,
and I can see the toll it is taking on them also.
Your site is wonderful, and I thank you for sharing
it with parents like myself. People speak of heartache, but after
you have lost a child, it is no longer a figure of speech, there is literally
a pain in your heart no words can describe. My daughter had gotten
a small butterfly on the top of her foot, so your section of Butterflies
& Blazes was of special interest to myself and to some of Annie's friends
who wanted to get a butterfly tattoo but didn't know why.
Thank you is all I can say.
Absolutely a marvelous site!
Thank you for all the hard work / time / energy that went in to creating
Once again, a marvelous web site!
Jammer (Willow Miranda)
I have just found your site.
It is wonderful and very interesting.
I lost my 16-year-old daughter 3years ago. I
also lost my best friend of 14 years, my collie Lassie. it was one day
before the three year anniversary of my daughters death. Then on August
31st 2001 a close family friends daughter and her boyfriend were murdered.
This was like having a 2nd surgery and being cut
on the same scar. I have been on antidepressant for 5 years now and they
say I'll have to stay on them for the rest of my life.
Thank you for your wonderful
website, I found to be an inspiration, sadness, but yet knowing I am not
fighting this battle alone. I have posttraumatic syndrome. This will be
for all my life.
I just wanted to write a
short note to say that I have found this site most inspiring and helpful
and plan to visit it daily as I am experiencing a most painful grief. I
lost my mother to cancer 3 weeks ago today and am suffering terribly over
it as it was very sudden and unexpected. I was referred to your site to
help me with my anguish and grief. Thank you very much for your caring
in putting a much needed site together.
Thank you for the site and
all your hard work in caring for other people, there are so few real angels
around that I have found, it feels great to meet a real one.
Lots of love and thanks,
I read the poem "In Memory
Of" and it really helped. It said how I feel. I recently lost my husband
to suicide and have been having a really hard time of it. I read a lot
and love poetry. Thatís how I ended up on your page...
Again I just wanted to Thank You....
I just recently found your
web site and have enjoyed reading through every area of it. I have a dear
friend that lost her husband and all 4 of her children in a plane crash,
leaving her the only survivor of a wonderful family. Your site has given
me more strength to be able to handle, or should I say help a friend who
has gone through such a loss. Her loss has dramatically changed her life
as well as all of us who try to help her on a daily basis, the poems and
stories you have supplied are a great inspiration and helpful in maker
her day a little brighter, Thank you.
When this accident occurred the medical professions
at the hospital had no idea where to send anyone or offer any suggestions
as to how to help a person with this type of loss because they had never
experienced anything like it themselves.
What a great site! I loved
your sight, I am interested in the area of bereavement. I am a nurse by
first education. I want to explore opportunities in this area.
Thank You for your work,
Thank you for providing such
a wonderful website to help people through the most difficult period of
their lives. I have found the site very helpful and comforting, following
the loss of my mother, who was also my best friend. Your website is fantastic
and has offered me great comfort as am I trying to come to terms with the
loss of my mother, who was also my best friend.
So far, I had only been able to cope due to the
help of another Dyer, my Reverend, Terry Dyer, who is giving me bereavement
Thank you once again for helping with this wonderful
site. Thank you once again for such a wonderful site which has given me
so much comfort during the long nights when I can't sleep.
I was on the site for at least 2 hours last night
from 3.00am-5.00am and again today. It is already bookmarked so I
can go straight to it when I need strength and I feel alone.
Thank you once again Kirsti for providing so much
help and information, especially health concerns, as I have been amazed
at how much physical pain I have experienced.
Best regards and wishing you continued success
with your career and website.
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