A Welcom to Newcomers

Nell JeanNovember 6, 2004

All too often someone new shows up here with a burden of grief.

If you feel like sharing your story, we'll be happy to listen.

Grief comes in many forms. Our members have experienced a range of losses.

We're here to give encouragement and reassurance that you're not alone.

Nell

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des_arc_ya_ya

Sweet (and true!) post, Nell. Glad you thought to post this. Thank you.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2004 at 9:35PM
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Bowdoin

Nice greeting Nell! It's really too bad when someone has come along and is now a "member" of this group. But what a nice way to ease them into the road to healing. You were very right, when you said our grief comes in many forms. Thanks! :-)
Emma in PA

    Bookmark   November 7, 2004 at 7:36AM
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alisande

You know, a welcome like this should stay at the top of the screen, at least for a while. Responding to it moves the thread down into oblivion. That's what happened when I posted a similar one some time ago. Maybe you should try again, Nell? :-)

Susan

    Bookmark   November 7, 2004 at 9:41AM
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jan1uk

I posted for the 1st time about 10 days ago, even though I had been reading the messages and finding some comfort from them. Today has been really hard for me, as it was the final day for clearing out the flat my parents had lived in for 17 yrs. I was ok sorting out the things, and boxing them up, but to see the flat empty was really heart breaking. But its all done and sorted now and that was real worring in itself wondering if I would get it done in time. My parents were wonderful people, my mother even paid for her and my dads funeral in 2000 so I wouldn't have the burden of sorting it out. They both left this world not owing anybody a penny, which in this day and age doesn't happen very often... To my 2 beautiful parents I love you both so much and miss you terribily XXXXXXX

    Bookmark   November 7, 2004 at 10:22AM
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Nell Jean

Bless your heart, Jan. You've had a hard week.

I posted another message that maybe will hang up there for a while. When it slides down, Susan, we'll make a new one. Thanks. Last night I wandered in here and thought of how much I thought your original message added to the forum's effectiveness.

I'm always encouraged by how many come with such a fresh, severe grief and soon they're able to comfort another.
It has to be part of the healing process, to share. It doesn't diminish our own grief, but it gives us reassurance.

Nell

    Bookmark   November 7, 2004 at 1:52PM
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socks

Nell...you are the best! You always know just what to say. Thanks.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2004 at 9:57PM
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