Thanks to each of you who replied. In answer to one question, yes we used to camp and hike and loved it. In answer to another remark. I don't think any of us should place a time limit on grieving. Also, grieving takes many forms and we use many different ways to live with it.
For me, I just seem to be sad unless I stay busy. Sometimes I feel I am running away from my grief by my constant going until I wear myself out. I went back to church for the first time since he died last Sunday. I went to a new church because I didn't want anyone to say anything to me about my loss. I am fragile right now and cry easily. I will probably be changing churches because the new one (for me) is located here in the new community where I'm now living. However, I do miss my old friends, but this is a good time for me to make a change. Yesterday I did enjoy eating with new friends in our dining room. I did not realize how much effort that took for me. I was exhausted when I came home and took a long nap. I shed tears last night, but that is alright, it is a release for me. I bought myself a new printer for my laptop last Wednesday and plan to see if I can get it connected and running this morning. Then I will go again to the dining room for lunch and to meet still more new friends. 🙂
I hope each of you find a way this day to be strong as you travel this journey of grief. God is good and He will never leave us. This I believe with all my heart.