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Close group? March 15, 2009 10:43 AM

It has been quite a while since there has been communication on this group - is it no longer needed?

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I think it still is, Ti.m March 18, 2009 7:39 PM

Having this here and knowing that you would answer was a godsend a year ago.  It's just that there may be times when nobody has great need of the group - and something shifts, and suddenly they do. 

i'd urge you not to close it.  just be prepared for the fact that there will be long stretches where it may be quiet.

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Thank you March 19, 2009 12:13 PM

Thank you for your response, Janet - I am very glad that we were here for you.  Things had been quiet on the group for a long time, so wanted to ask...a grief journey can be very lonely and daunting, but if we are able to help, I'm delighted!

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 March 19, 2009 12:46 PM

Please leave this group open for people like me who drop in and are quiet. I recently lost my very best friend (suddenly) and even though I didn't post I have in the past when I needed to. Perhaps smeone else is watching too. Hope this makes sense???

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Karen March 19, 2009 8:19 PM

Thank you for your response!  We will continue to be here for you...

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thank you karen, and thank you, tim... March 29, 2009 11:19 PM

for your responses.  grief is a unique journey for each of us, and i find that things that were ok a couple of weeks ago will suddenly remind me of a loss in a new way.  silly stuff like passing the turn i used to take off the main drag to his apartment during the days we were dating.  everything in this town is fully of memories of him, but it's also home now, and i can't imagine living anywhere else.  anyway, in short, i know i still need the group off and on.....

the coordinators at the grief support group i attended during the early days of my widowhood said they saw people come, go and come back as they progressed on their journey.  i think the same is true here, and tim, as long as you don't mind checking in once in awhile so that they know someone will listen, the group provides an invaluable service to those of us who are hurting, no matter where we are in our journey.

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You do me honor March 30, 2009 7:36 PM

Thank, you Janet for your kind words.  I check in with the Care2 site and this group daily, and will continue to do so if I can be of service.  I hope that others can also be directed to this group so that we can support them, as we have always supported each other.  God willing, I will be able to be here for many years to come to help out where I can...I thank Ginger M., who founded this group and who invited me to be a co-host.  I hope my experience can help others who are on a grief journey.

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