April 2012 Blog Posts (51)

Still miss my Dad

Although it's been a little over 2 yrs I still miss my Dad so much!  I've been crying more in the past couple of weeks.  Saw Titanic 3D which was bittersweet since it's sad anyway & at first it seemed like a betrayal of my Dad - enjoying a movie I saw back in 1997 when he was still here.  Then I cried during the movie for obvious reasons.  Mom's 93 now & still in the nursing home fully coherent, etc.  We leave mid May for an Alaskan cruise for a week - first flight trip without my…

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Added by Karen on April 8, 2012 at 8:28pm — 2 Comments

Still miss my Dad

Although it's been a little over 2 yrs I still miss my Dad so much!  I've been crying more in the past couple of weeks.  Saw Titanic 3D which was bittersweet since it's sad anyway & at first it seemed like a betrayal of my Dad - enjoying a movie I saw back in 1997 when he was still here.  Then I cried during the movie for obvious reasons.  Mom's 93 now & still in the nursing home fully coherent, etc.  We leave mid May for an Alaskan cruise for a week - first flight trip without my…

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Added by Karen on April 8, 2012 at 8:23pm — No Comments

EASTER 2012

Dear Amy, we miss you and grandma so much each and every day and today is one of the special days. Happy Easter in Heaven. There is not much more to say. We only hope that you know all of what is happening in our lives and that somehow we will all make the right decisions.

We have no idea how things would have been had you been here, but I am sure they would have been much happier and better in all ways. All the plans we…

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Added by JOYCE MASHER, 4 Amy 5158791808 on April 8, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments

May Faith Guide You

With Easter almost here, I would like to share with you an article written by my friend, Jeffrey Reed.  May each of you find peace in this holy season.



May Faith Guide You



During the season of Lent we are asked to sacrifice, we also sacrifice during the grief process. The word sacrifice means: the giving up of something valued or important. During the grief process both pre- and post-death we are asked to sacrifice and we do so freely. Our day-to-day…

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Added by Nancy Weil on April 7, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

My Story

Let me start with last Thanksgiving.  The day itself was a normal one for me.  But I guess after I left my sister told our parents that she was getting a divorce.



We came over on Saturday for dinner.  However...we weren't there very long before we all heard my sister arguing with my mother.  I had never heard my sister go off quite like that before.  I had absolutely no idea what to do!!  Oh how now I wish that I had tried to get her to talk to me!



Anyway...my mother…

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Added by Christine Bastone on April 7, 2012 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Losing a husband tragically while with him on Lake Erie

I lost my husband 9 yrs ago. We had just come in from a fishing trip on our boat. He was on the dock and I heard him say "Wow" I jumped out of the boat to help him but he fell into Lake Erie. I was able to retrieve him and hold him but he was very weak and his head was bleeding as he hit the boat when he fell in. I continued to call for help. No one heard my screams. Long story short, he went into a massive heart attack. I held on to his arms and watched my husband thrass around Lake Erie…

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Added by Janet Wasielewski on April 6, 2012 at 7:57am — No Comments

Easter Egg Graphic for Timmy by Tami

Added by Martin Connors on April 5, 2012 at 11:41pm — No Comments

When does grief become depression?

Grieving the death of a loved one and feeling depressed would seem to go hand in hand. Thus, the American Psychiatric Association has long warned against diagnosing depression in those who are recently bereaved. In fact, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders lists grief as an exception to the diagnosis of clinical depression. Now the APA is considering eliminating that exception. If they do,…

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Added by LegacyConnect on April 5, 2012 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Grief takes time

Lately, we've come across a lot of interesting and helpful articles on grief, and we wanted to share a few of them with you.

 

Grief Is Good



An article in the Utne Reader highlights reasons why grief is good. Funeral and mourning rituals are becoming more abbreviated, and the focus is…

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Added by LegacyConnect on April 3, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Feeling Guilt After Your Spouse Dies

Q. My husband was killed in a job-related accident, and I can’t get past the responsibility I feel for letting him go in to work that day, which was his day off. We needed the extra money, but I keeping asking why didn’t I say, “Stay home. We’ll manage.” How do I cope with the guilt?



Who doesn’t have thoughts of “would have, should have, could have” when grieving for someone we love? It’s common to beat ourselves up obsessing over “what if” and “if only,”…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on April 3, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

What you should never say to the bereaved

Words might be the best way to express condolences following a death and it’s the words that stay with us the longest. Unfortunately, it’s the negative words that the bereaved seem to remember, so think carefully before you speak.

 

One bereaved mom told me that she still remembers what a friend said, even though her baby died thirteen years ago. “She told me my baby was in a better place. How could she be in a better place when she should be here with me?”…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on April 2, 2012 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

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