Have you heard that Patton Oswalt is engaged? Widowed fifteen months, he has found love again and plans to remarry. The media is aflutter with a bevy of congratulations and support along with criticism that he did not grieve long enough. How do you judge, or should you even judge, how long a bereaved spouse should grieve? Is one year satisfactory? Eighteen months? Or will only…Continue
Four years ago my husband had an accident and broke his spine in four places. He wasn't supposed to walk or use his hands, but with incredible courage and hard work did both. He did have some disabilities, but never gave up trying to rehabilitate.
Almost a year ago he wasn't feeling well and after nagging him to go to the doctor for days he finally went. That night he said he felt better, ate a little something and went to bed. I found him deceased in the morning. I was his caretaker…
My mother was a wise woman and a wonderful teacher. While we shared a lifetime of learning, it was not until her death that I realized she forgot one important lesson: She never told me how to live without her.
I’m not alone. Even though the death of a parent is the natural order of things, everyone I know has struggled with the death of a parent. Whether…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on July 10, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments
We will all receive sooner or later an invitation to attend a Memorial followed by a "Celebration Of Life" for the loss of a loved one. Why not celebrate life as the beautiful gift that it is as given to us by our Heavenly Father. (Romans 12:6)
Life is the most beautiful gift - given to us by our Heavenly Father - Revelation 4:11. Just take a look at all of the beautiful creation around us.....the trees, flowers, birds, lakes, and oceans. Know that while we are in the…Continue
Added by Diamond on June 30, 2017 at 4:56pm — No Comments
What can we learn from the lost of our love one? What insight does the lost of our love one gives us? What about living in the NOW. What about praising in the NOW. What about saying those things that when one falls deep into a sleep can no longer hear you. (Eccl 9:5). What about the hugs and kisses and beautiful thoughts of that person being express to them now while they can hear it.
How often do we hear - "just one more day" or "just one more hour" or "just one more hug."…Continue
Added by Diamond on June 29, 2017 at 12:47pm — No Comments
As a little girl - I often wondered about a few things in life - but one thing I wondered about - was why do we die? Why can't we live forever now? It took a long while before I became knowledgeable about why we die. Through our first parents Adam and Eve disobedience to our Heavenly Father and the command they were given in regards to the forbidden fruit. (Genesis 2:16,17) Due to them disobeying our Creator mankind has been inflicted with pain, suffering, and death. (Romans…Continue
Added by Diamond on June 29, 2017 at 8:17am — No Comments
I lost both of my parents to death, and I just have this deep void. A sense of being without a parent. It is so hard to explain the void and how I yearn to be in their company again. Realistically, I know they have fallen asleep in death (Eccl 9:5). But in my heart, I yearn to hear their voice.
I know and am aware of the condition of the dead - but my heart sometimes does not want to register the reality of the situation. I want to feel as if I would see them in this life…Continue
Added by Diamond on June 27, 2017 at 7:26pm — No Comments
So often we hear the doubts and speculation in respects to the dead. I knew from the very beginning I wanted to know - where is my love one headed. I did not want a guess or a maybe for an answer. I wanted to know where can I find the true answer as to the dead condition. For I have several loved ones that have fallen asleep in death.
I have received so much comfort from that book that is the one most circulated book in the world and that book is the Bible. It gives us so much…Continue
Added by Diamond on June 26, 2017 at 11:08pm — No Comments
So many times we hear the pain associated with the loss of a loved one to be filled with so much dread and anxiety in respects to why, how, and where are their loved one headed after death. However, I find so much peace and comfort from the scriptures as it allows us to peer into the truth in respects to the condition of the dead. Our love one is as in a deep sleep - away from any more pain and sorrow; they are not burning in agony or suffering in so far remote no-where. (Eccl…Continue
Added by Diamond on June 26, 2017 at 9:18pm — No Comments
Death is and always will be the enemy of mankind. It was not our Heavenly Father original purpose for mankind to live, grow old and then die. The pain associated with the loss of one's love one is so deep and unending that it is indescribable if one tries to describe the level and intensity of the pain. Just knowing that you will not see your love one tomorrow or to even be able to speak with them - leaves a high-level of disbelief to the situation. You pulled their last voice mail - you…Continue
Added by Diamond on June 26, 2017 at 8:44pm — No Comments
Most of us who have lost a loved one seek comfort from our friends, family, and community. So, it might come as a surprise to learn that some bereaved are not seeking solace and prefer to be left alone. I learned this when my friend’s mother-in-law died. I offered her my condolences and asked where I could send a donation in memory of the deceased. My friend shared that her…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on June 26, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I see my mother everywhere. Though I never looked like her, I can now see a physical resemblance and so many of my qualities remind me of her. Not so for my dad. When I was young, everyone said I looked like him, but I no longer see the resemblance. I never had the good fortune to get to know my father and he wasn’t part of my life long enough for me to emulate him in any way.
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on June 16, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
I express my sincere sympathy to the Medina- Chevez Family.
I look forward to the day when wickedness will be gone forever
Added by T.C. Goodwin on May 29, 2017 at 4:07pm — No Comments
Hello, I just joined the group. I am having a really BAD day, can't stop crying.
My darling husband of 29 years died unexpectedly in August last year. I was overseas at the time. We have no children and no extended family where we live and very few friends. I had to ask the neighbour to check why he was not answering his phone and it took for EVER. I wanted him to break the door down but he was saying I am over reacting. Eventually my neighbour was able to open a small window and see…
Looking at the news and hear of a famous singer just hung themselves. Mental illness is on the rise and I want to raise awareness. Please don't be ashamed to speak out and help our family members and friends before the enemy death takes them away.... I am looking forward to the time when the enemy death will be gone away forever - 1 Corinthians 15:26
The death of a loved one brings significant change. We are no longer a spouse, parent, sibling, child, or friend. Life is completely thrown off course and every aspect of it is altered, including our social order, financial circumstances, and relationships. We view the world through a different lens and as we mourn our loved one, our perspective shifts.
Grieving a loss is…Continue
Holidays that focus on parents are a particularly difficult time when you have lost a child. What does a mother do on Mother’s Day if she is a bereaved mom? Even if she has surviving children, a day devoted to mothers only heightens her sense of isolation and loss.
While it is impossible to know how a bereaved mom will feel, trust that the day will be hard, no…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on May 12, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
Added by Joyce Gordon on April 28, 2017 at 7:13pm — No Comments
I am struggling with the loss of my relationship due to her mental illness. It seems like a death because the person if used to know no longer exists.
Added by Mike Waliser on April 24, 2017 at 12:34pm — No Comments