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Michele Neff Hernandez
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    Thanksgiving is a time for appreciating what we have. But what happens when the holiday only serves to mark the absence of a beloved family member. Widow Michele Neff Hernandez explores the evolution of her feelings through the course of several Thanksgiving dinners.
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    As widowed people we constantly carry around the weight of other's concerns, fears, sadness, and yes, their wishes for our ultimate happiness...
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    My death wish did not come from a desire to stop living. It didn't even come from a desire to stop hurting--though the pain was so intense at times I hoped it would kill me.
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    "One of the most disturbing aspects of widowhood for me was the about face I experienced in my decision making abilities...The silence of my inner voice suddenly became deafening."
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    The objects our loved ones leave behind become more than things, they cross over to become physical memories, and tokens of an ongoing love.
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    How do you keep the memory of your loved one alive? Each year on the anniversary of her late husband's death Michele Neff Hernandez takes time to reflect on her loss and also on what she has learned since the last time she heard his voice.
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    Michele Neff Hernandez yearned for a road map of what the widowed road had in store for her, but there was none forthcoming. Instead she found the journey itself provided some unexpected comfort and realizations of her own strength.
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    Every widowed person I have ever met has one thing in common, regardless of how they became widowed: they have to figure out what to do with their lives once their world has been turned upside down by death.
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    Learning to live without a person you love so much is likely to be one of the hardest things you will ever have to do.
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    Thanksgiving is a time for appreciating what we have. But what happens when the holiday only serves to mark the absence of a beloved family member. Widow Michele Neff Hernandez explores the evolution of her feelings through the course of several Thanksgiving dinners.
  • Entry
    As widowed people we constantly carry around the weight of other's concerns, fears, sadness, and yes, their wishes for our ultimate happiness...
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    My death wish did not come from a desire to stop living. It didn't even come from a desire to stop hurting--though the pain was so intense at times I hoped it would kill me.
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    "One of the most disturbing aspects of widowhood for me was the about face I experienced in my decision making abilities...The silence of my inner voice suddenly became deafening."
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    The objects our loved ones leave behind become more than things, they cross over to become physical memories, and tokens of an ongoing love.
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    How do you keep the memory of your loved one alive? Each year on the anniversary of her late husband's death Michele Neff Hernandez takes time to reflect on her loss and also on what she has learned since the last time she heard his voice.
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    Michele Neff Hernandez yearned for a road map of what the widowed road had in store for her, but there was none forthcoming. Instead she found the journey itself provided some unexpected comfort and realizations of her own strength.
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    Every widowed person I have ever met has one thing in common, regardless of how they became widowed: they have to figure out what to do with their lives once their world has been turned upside down by death.
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    Learning to live without a person you love so much is likely to be one of the hardest things you will ever have to do.