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Been A Long Time Gone

  1. raisingme profile image81
    raisingmeposted 5 years ago

    It's been a while since I have been on HubPages - since December 28, 2010 to be exact.  On the morning of the 29th my beloved husband suffered a massive, catastrophic stroke and passed away in the early morning of the 31st.  Haven't felt much like writing, haven't felt much like reading, haven't felt much like communicating period.  My dad passed away just over a year later in January of this year.  So, I thank those of you who have followed me regardless of my absence and those of you who have left comments that have gone unacknowledged.  So here I am, dipping my fingers in the waters of Hubpages once again and am looking forward to catching up with some old friends and meeting some new ones.  N' maybe, just maybe, I'll start writing again!





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    1. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This sends chills through those of us of a similar age.   My mother-in-law passed away around the same time for the same reason, so I can imagine what it was like and dread the thought it might happen to one of my other loved ones one day.  Glad to see you back.  Writing can be therapeutic.

      1. raisingme profile image81
        raisingmeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Have you read the book 'My Stroke Of Insight' by Jill Bolte Taylor....it helps.  My husband read it and said it described exactly what he was unable to put into words.  It also provides a great deal of understanding and enlightenment with a good splash of HOPE

    2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      ....funny............I gotta song in my mind for ya.....'get offa my cloud'........

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3F4GmbHl5g

      1. raisingme profile image81
        raisingmeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        That's what I used to sing when the ladies eyed up Mcleod!  I amuse myself

  2. WryLilt profile image82
    WryLiltposted 5 years ago

    That's so sad to hear! I'm glad you're back, I missed you 'round the forums.

    1. raisingme profile image81
      raisingmeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've missed me too!  And you!

      1. WryLilt profile image82
        WryLiltposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        smile

  3. Lisa HW profile image79
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    I'm so sorry to learn of your losses.  What a difficult - to say the least -  time for you.  Welcome back.   

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    1. raisingme profile image81
      raisingmeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you....love your pic....it's cheery!

  4. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago

    Hey raisingme...it's good to see you back.  ....xo

    1. raisingme profile image81
      raisingmeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've been thinking about you lots.  We were supposed to get together in January but.......It's not that I'm a commitment phobe...I can keep appointments it's just that life has had other plans for me.  I am tentatively beginning to get back in the driver's seat....just got to clean the dog hair off it first!

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        ....glad to 'read' your sense of humour!  big_smile

    2. raisingme profile image81
      raisingmeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      http://s3.hubimg.com/u/6994002_f248.jpg

      Here's a picture of  my love....back in the day....doing his James Dean impression

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        wow!  what handsome dude he was!...so beautiful....

        i'm heading over soon...off to pick up a dog!...and thinking about buying new digs...maybe i'll offer tomorrow

        I logged on just to check in with you!....yes....we need to get together!

        i luv the bike!

        I think of you too! xo

  5. lorlie6 profile image81
    lorlie6posted 5 years ago

    raisingme-
    What horrid losses you've had to endure! 
    I admire your honesty and courage through it all.
    Welcome back.

    1. raisingme profile image81
      raisingmeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you...I meant more than I thought I did when I chose the handle...raisingme!

  6. mary615 profile image97
    mary615posted 5 years ago

    I never got the chance to know you here in Hubland, but as one compassionate Hubber to another, let me say how sorry I am for your losses.  I've been there, and I know how bad it hurts.  My husband died in 1988 and I miss him every day.  My thoughts are with you. 
    Welcome back.

    1. raisingme profile image81
      raisingmeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It blows a gaping whole in one's universe that I know.  I let myself feel everything that comes up and I let myself feel him too....it helps, 'cept when it doesn't.  I look forward to getting to know you through the forums and your hubs.

  7. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image98
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years ago

    What a touching story - I didn't know you back then, because I'm new, but my heart goes out to you.  I think many people who have been hit by sudden trauma shut down, withdraw or otherwise change their daily pace in order to cope and survive.  I'm sorry for your loss, and sorry for the difficult time you've had since you were last on the site.  And I look forward to reading your hubs.

    Welcome back - I'm sending you some cyber-hugs and an image to reflect on.


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    1. raisingme profile image81
      raisingmeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      They are beautiful - uplifting - thank you!

  8. Green Bard profile image91
    Green Bardposted 5 years ago

    I am so sorry to hear of your very great loss but welcome you back here!

  9. mary615 profile image97
    mary615posted 5 years ago

    Here is a Rose from my garden to let you know I am thinking of you.

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