Couldnt find a post card so hope this will suffice ha ha. Glad to read of your good news Kim and hope it stays this way
I had a phone call at the weekend from the wife of one of our late woodclub members. She asked if I would have a look at this small wheeled trolly that she used to keep her late husbands medication on and as it had broken she asked if I would have a look to see if I could mend it for her. So I went to see her today and found it wasnt broken at all, just the glue had dried up and the joints had come apart. I told her it would only take about 5 minutes to re-glue it. She lickily had some wood glue so I was able to repair it straight away for her. It was a gift given to them when they got married over 50 years ago so it had great sentimental value for her. She wanted to pay me for repairing it but I refused as it hadnt cost me anything.
I asked how she was keeping and she said, she was finding it harder than when her husband had died so I had a long chat with her and recomended her to contact my local charity called Cancervive of which I am a committee member. We spoke for twenty minutes or so and she said she felt so much better for bieng able to talk about her feelings. She said most of her family and friends think she should be feeling better not worse and that she felt they didnt understand. So I also told her about this forum and how a lot of people feel worse after a year or so after losing a loved one. I told her it's so understandable that as she get to birthdays, Christmas, anniversary's it does get harder but that also as time goes by, she will gradually adjust to her loss but it will take time.
The good news is after our chat, I left her in a much better state emotionally than when I arrived. She was just so pleased to have someone understand how she was felling. She gave me a pendulam clock that her husband had started to make for thier daughter. I will probably finish it off for her and give it back to her later this year as I feel she and her daughter would love to have this as a reminder of thier husband/father.
I think your idea for this thread is a great idea and hope we see lots of good news on here, Brian