February 2012 Blog Posts (42)

What can you possibly say?

I’m reading a murder mystery and the victim is a male adolescent. A group of parents whose children were friends with the victim meet to console one another. One parent asks, “Has anyone been in touch with his parents?” Other parents respond, “No. What could we possibly say?”

 

While this might be fiction, the dilemma is not. Many people shy away from the bereaved, or even the sick, because they don’t know what to say. Or, they stay away for fear they’ll say the wrong…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on February 15, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Happy Valentine's Day Monk!

Added by Martin Connors on February 14, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

VALENTINES DAY 2012

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY IN HEAVEN. SENDING HUGS TO ALL. WISH YOU WERE HERE. WE MISS YOU SO MUCH. JUST WANTED TO POST THESE TWO PICS OF THAT SPECIAL DAY OF YOU AT DIFFERENT AGES. LOVE MOM, DAD AND FAMILY XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOO…

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Added by JOYCE MASHER, 4 Amy 5158791808 on February 14, 2012 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Somebody (Depeche Mode)

I want somebody to share, share the rest of my life

Share my innermost thoughts, know my intimate details

Someone who'll stand by my side and give me support

And in return she'll get my support



She will listen to me when I want to speak

About the world we live in and life in general



Though my views may be wrong, they may even be perverted

She'll hear…

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Added by George Bragg on February 14, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

My Doubting Self

I have this habit of doubting myself even though by now I should know better. In 2011 I found a slew of coins, but 2012 has been slow. Honestly, this is okay. While my life continues to transform before me, I realize that the coins last year I found because I needed them, because I walked through some very large changes in my life. The coins always seemed to come right before something stressful would happen. I got to a point where sometimes I worried when I found them that something bad was…

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Added by Michelle Rusk (Linn-Gust) on February 13, 2012 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Going to Mich. next week I get a little peace  with just seeing Andy's children and his  youngest son looks just like him:)

Going to Mich. next week I get a little peace  with just seeing Andy's children and his  youngest son looks just like him:)

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Added by Diane Hood on February 12, 2012 at 8:27pm — No Comments

WHEN DOES IT EVER END WHERE I CAN GET ON WITH MY LIFE?

My Ernie passed away April, 2011 and I miss him every day.  On September 11th, 2011 my sweet little cat Molly passed away suddenly without warning and she was only 10 years old and was fine the night before.  I felt like the Grim Reaper was parked on my door step even though I pray so much to make me strong and get on with my life.  I have also lost a great deal of weight even though I was eating fairly well and I chalked it up to grief.  I often lose weight when under a great deal of…

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Added by Marsha H on February 12, 2012 at 4:41pm — 2 Comments

Gloria Hemstedt

My wife Gloria Hemstedt died January 21 2012. We were married 52 years. She was 16 I was 17 and I just don't know what I'm going to do. I'm just lost, she was my whole world. I hurt so bad I can hardly breathe. We were married October 25, 1959 in Avery Nebraska. We loved each other so much and had a great life together. My name is Donald Hemstedt and I will always be her husband. She will always be with me and I will always be with her. I love you baby.

Added by Donald L. Hemstedt on February 12, 2012 at 3:55am — No Comments

BIRTHDAY WEEKEND

Oh, Amy here it is my 4th birthday without you here to celebrate. No phone call, no card, no nothing. Well, not exactly. It is also going to be grams birthday on sunday the 12th and Aveena's on the 13th. Send some hugs to all. We miss you so much.

I still have days that just suck and its hard to go on. Dad is on meds for a little bit cause he is worse than me at times. He is not working and it has hit him hard that as each day goes by, you are not coming thru that door anymore. He is…

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Added by JOYCE MASHER, 4 Amy 5158791808 on February 11, 2012 at 8:48pm — 1 Comment

She was my anchor, now I'm adrift

It's strange - even though she was almost 5000km away from me for the last 3 years, I feel her absence every day.  I never realized how much she was still a part of me until she was taken from me.  Now all I have are too few memories and too many regrets.

Added by George Bragg on February 10, 2012 at 7:35pm — 1 Comment

Love and loss

If the love of your life has died, Valentine's Day may be more about sorrow than joy, a day filled with tears rather than hugs. It's OK to cry. Just remember that you are not alone.



LegacyConnect has resources that can help. Join a support group or…

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Added by LegacyConnect on February 10, 2012 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

a good bye from a son to mom

Sometimes I just wish, I could run away and hide.

No matter where I go though, these feelings stay inside.

How can I stay here and live each day a lie,

When all I want to do is close my eyes and die?

I see the pain I cause you, with every tear I shed.

I plead with you now mom, let me go instead?

I wish I could take you with me, to a happy place,

Whether it exists though, is time for me to face.

Can I ask for your forgiveness? For you to set me… Continue

Added by Carol Shilhavy Dallmann on February 9, 2012 at 9:34pm — 2 Comments

CANT GO ON

I DONT THINK I CAN DO THIS ANYMORE.....IT HAS BEEN ALMOST 6MONTHS AND EVERYBODY IN MY LIFE ACT LIKE I SHOULD BE THRU THIS AND MOVING FORWARD. MY HUSBAND COMMITTED SUICIDE HOW DO YOU MOVE FORWARD FROM THAT. I THAUGHT I WAS DOING EVERYTHING RIGHT BY GOING TO THERAPY EVERY WEEK, I STILL WORK AND TAKE CARE OF MY HOUSE AND KIDS AND MY DAD BECAUSE MY MOTHER ALSO PASSED AWAY LAST YEAR AND HE REFUSES TO LIVE IN THERE HOME. I JUST CANT TAKE THIS ANYMORE THE PRESSURE, I JUST WANT TO BE WITH MY…

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Added by Amanda T Ford on February 9, 2012 at 5:37pm — 3 Comments

February is American Heart Month

We all know someone who has lived with a heart condition, had a stroke or heart attack, or died from heart disease. It would be hard not to. Heart disease and stroke are among the leading causes of death, resulting in 1 out of 3 deaths each year, and more women die from heart…

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Added by LegacyConnect on February 9, 2012 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

MY BROTHER WAS A UNITED STATES MARINE!!

 

 Yes, as a youngster both Gene Garcia and I played soldiers, when Japan invaded Pearl Harbor and Pres F D R, said, "We are a War", 7 Dec 41, Gene (age 9) got the map, and I (age 7}, both laughed, saying "That little three-inch-country" wants to fight us. Gene then grad Wdld HS, enlisted UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, I WAS AND STILL PROUD OF HIS SERVICE, HE DID GOOD AND I STILL MISS BY BIG SGT GENE GARCIA, USMC!

Added by Gerald Garcia on February 9, 2012 at 1:06am — No Comments

When does the upside of life start?

The months have flown by since my Ernie passed away April, 2011, yet in some ways very slow.  I have no children where I can look at them and see part of him in them, but blessed with family, neighbors and dear girlfriends who go out of their way to help me.  Still, I feel empty inside and so very lonely.  I have had an acquaintance of my husband look me up and ask me out and I was stunned!  I think it was in poor taste and this person would be the last person on earth I would ever consider…

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Added by Marsha H on February 8, 2012 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Planning for Your Death Some Day—Right Now

Q. Why do so many people refuse to prepare funeral and end-of-life instructions while they’re well, instead of saddling next of kin with all the decisions? It’s not morbid to discuss funeral arrangements and end-of-life care.    

 

Before you take the step of planning for your own death, you have to accept the fact you’re going to die—and you don’t know when. Those are very disturbing thoughts, and there’s a tendency to deny or banish them. Your own…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on February 7, 2012 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Solitary grief - some advice from someone going through it

Because of my "unique" circumstances, I've had to largely suffer my pain alone - nobody wants to hear how you're mourning the woman you had an affair with, or how you're regretting abandoning her on the other side of the country.

Because of this, I've learned a few things about handling grief alone.  I don't recommend it, and I don't claim to have all the answers.  But, if someone else is going through this, maybe my observations can be of assistance.

First, you're going to…

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Added by George Bragg on February 7, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments

Rooting Ourselves in the Present

Many of us struggle with the concept of being present in the moment before us. I will be the first to admit I was a big daydreamer, especially as a high school student. My thoughts weren’t rooted in the past so much as they were focused on the future – mostly where I was going.

 

However, when a loved one dies, it’s often the opposite. We find ourselves riveted to the past because that’s where our loved ones were in our lives. We don’t want to be in the present…

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Added by Michelle Rusk (Linn-Gust) on February 6, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

I wish Heaven had a phone!!!

I wish 
Heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again. I thought of you 
today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days 
before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All 
I have are memories & a picture in a frame. Your memory is a 
…keepsake…from which I’ll never part…. God has you in…

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Added by Don DeVault on February 3, 2012 at 10:21pm — 1 Comment

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