My wife, Lisa, has passed. She was kind, decent, generous, intelligent at a genius level, and was all that a man could hope for. She thought of model building as good, clean fun, and a harmless pastime for me. Lisa encouraged building with my nieces and especially my nephew, Jared, and never thought of it as something that I spent too much money or time on. She was 43, and suffered terribly from rheumatoid arthritis, the worst complications of which are what claimed her far too soon. My life, as I have known it, is now over.
Now what am I supposed to do?
Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:49 PM
I'm very sorry for your loss. Don't worry, we all go through hard times in life, sometimes they present us with opportunities to make things better.
Posted 06 August 2013 - 12:05 AM
she expects you to keep building and being the person she knows. it will get more bearable with time.
Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:49 AM
So sorry to hear about Lisa, Craig. Losing a loved one really hurts. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:57 AM
Craig, my sincere condolences to you and your family. I know this is the most difficult time, but be strong and do what Lisa would want you to do.
Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:06 AM
So sorry to hear about the passing of your wife Lisa. What a terrible loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong.
Posted 06 August 2013 - 04:06 AM
Sorry for your loss. But if she encouraged you to build, she would want you to continue building! Hang in there buddy.
Posted 06 August 2013 - 12:05 PM
Posted 06 August 2013 - 12:38 PM
My deepest condolences on the passing of your wife Lisa. She sounds like the perfect wife, one who supports her spouse's hobby and encourages him in his pursuit of it.
Please take the time to reflect on your happy times together and let those carry you through these coming days as you grieve. In due time you will find your way back to the hobby and we will be here for you.
Let us know if we can help you.
Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:59 PM
I'm very sorry for your loss, and I understand what you're going through. It is a very difficult time, and though it seems sometimes too hard to bear, the pain will lessen with time. From your description of her, I'm sure she'd want you to continue to find happiness in life, including building models and enjoying the hobby.
Posted 06 August 2013 - 04:17 PM
My condolences to you and may Lisa rest in peace. Only you will know what to do in your future and those choices may include modeling.
Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:11 PM
Very sorry to hear that Craig, she obviously meant a lot, RIP
What to do now ...just keep living in all the ways & doing all the things that she would want of you!
Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:32 PM
Sorry for your loss-much too young. Life does go on and hopefully this hobby, or others, can be a bright spot in dark times. God bless.
Posted 06 August 2013 - 07:16 PM
But your thread asks a question, and if I may, here's something I hope will help: Assuming you have not already seen it, find a way to watch the 2000 Tom Hanks movie "Cast Away". It is much less about some guy cast away on a deserted island as it is an eye-opener for anyone who has experienced some kind of major loss and is wondering what to do next. Most people see the answer to that near the end of that movie.
Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:09 PM
Craig, l am so sorry for you. She does still live in your heart and memory. when l was 24 my girlfriend l was engaged to was hit and killed. l found l had MS just a month later. l thought my life was over that was 21 years ago but with Gods grace you will be blessed. Please try to be strong and stay close to God. l will pray for you.
Posted 07 August 2013 - 12:00 AM
So many friends, both within the community and everywhere else, have offered kind words and acts to help me through this. I am grateful, and overwhelmed.
Posted 07 August 2013 - 12:08 AM
Craig, I'm so sorry for your loss, 43 is way too young, but none of us are promised tomorrow. My wife and I are only one year away from 40 years and we were high school sweethearts, and I certainly know that I would be at a total loss without her, so my friend I can only immagine the pain you are going through at this time, but remember there is a higher Power that you can draw strenghth from in these times, and life will most assuredly go on. Try to stay busy but always keep those memories alive, take care and i will be praying also!!