Grief support groups, condolence advice, funeral etiquette and more
A continutaion of the "When a Spouse or Partner Dies" thread.
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This might be a rough time for many of you. Do what you feel you need to do to get through it. Remember, someone is here almost all the time to talk to you.
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Steve....I love the idea of this living urn. I'm going to look it up. Thanks for sharing the info.
Friends......I'm sorry, I haven't been on for a few days so I need to catch up on my reading. Today is such a sad day....another friend lost and again so young. I believe the count is now 4 in this friend circle. Ken was an usher in her wedding. I don't understand what's happening. My parents and friends parents lived into their 70's and 80's, some even 90's but my generation can't seem to make it out of their 50's. In fact, Ken was the oldest at 52! Given this trend, I'm not so sure I'll make it out of my 50's.
Anyway, Dorinda was such a beautiful soul. She was absolutely stunning in physical appearance but the beauty of her soul far outshined her appearance. My heart breaks for Todd, her husband. He loves her with every inch of his soul. I'll be providing him with the website info here in the hopes he'll find the connections that we all have and the support we all know he needs. He's now left to raise 2 relatively young boys, 13 & 17, amid his deep grief. I know if he does chose to join, my Legacy family will welcome him with open arms.
That is the most beautiful thing I have ever read. Thank you. I think it is SO WONDERFUL that his death helped med students, and now his ashes will help to grow living things.
You did a wonderful thing, Steve.
SteveI love this, I had read about it and wanted to be planted in the mountains so please let us know how it goes for you, your friend Debby
A tribute to my Mark.
Mark William Thomas Cava, born January 19th, 1964, passed on November 30th, 2014. Mark wanted his earthly body donated to science and his cremains planted back into the earth under a tree.
When he passed I was able to fulfill his request and got him into Southwest UT here in Dallas. They kept him for almost 5 months, while he was there they gained a lot of information medically and taught a lot of students. The university was very accommodating and very respectful to me. The day they called me to come pick up his cremains was very stressful for me and at the same time very comforting. When I got him home I was perplexed as to what to do, he did not want a service nor anything like that just to be laid to rest within the earth under a tree. At that time, there were few choices to be had to fulfill his request. Finally last month I saw something on FB advertising "the Living Urn". A way to grow a Living Memory. It comes with everything you need and by giving them your zip code your get a list of seedlings to choose from. The Living Urn arrived and then several days later the Crape Myrtle seedling arrived. Today I prepared the bio degradable urn, complete with the Crape Myrtle and tomorrow I will place it in a very large tree planter that will allow the Crape Myrtle to grow substantially over the next few years. Once the tree is big enough, then I will find the right place or larger container for transplant.
I will post a picture of the completed project once I can decide where to place the big planter....
Thank you all for hearing me out...this final step in his request has haunted me for some time now...
Yes Patricia, unfortunately you do have to go thru a dark place to work thru this horrible grief, I miss and think of my Greg from the time I wake up until I sleep and hope I never stop thinking of hime, its hard though, prayers for you
So sorry that you had to endure and happy that you are OK.
This is for you and anyone else that needs positive energy:
The other day I thought of youAnd tears slid down my faceThe friend I was with, looked disappointed…“I thought youwere doing better” she saidI thought about this and replied…When someone has died it is okay to hurtWhen you hurt it is okay to cryWhen you cry it is okayDoing “well” is honestly expressing true emotionsWherever and whenever they happenGrief is the natural response to lossCrying is a natural response to grief
I am grieving, I am doing well
Patricia, you are doing well dear sister.
Just to let EVERYONE. know I'M OKAY, I've been in a hard and dark place, but I'm okay, I have to go thru this pain to come out a sane person.
Love you sister, Patty
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