I would imagine that anyone who has suffered a tragedy at some point – in my case, the suicide of my brother nine months ago – hears comments to this effect: “Oh, but compared to what you’re going through, my problems are meaningless … I feel silly telling you.” I know these comments come from a place of kindness, but it can be incredibly frustrating.
After a tragedy, the hardest thing…Continue
My mother’s birthday was July 25. She would have been 87, hard for me to even imagine as she died at age 45 in 1968 – 42 years ago. A whole lifetime ago. So many culture changes ago. So many upheavals ago – none of them, however, as devastating as losing a mother at a young age.
As my avocation is reading and writing obituaries, wanting to always know more about what makes people tick – even when they are no longer ticking – I’ve been thinking about how her…
People express concern in finding the right words to write a truly appropriate condolence note. But it's not your mastery with words that's important; what are truly special are messages that come directly from your heart.
When someone dies, the bereaved are left with their memories. You can add to those memories by sharing your personal thoughts, anecdotes, shared experiences, and remembrances of the deceased. In doing so, you are giving the bereaved a priceless…
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on August 13, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments
round here he's always on my mind
round here (hey man) i got lots of time
round here we're never sent to bed early and nobody makes us wait
round here we stay up very, very, very, very late.
i can't see nothing, nothing round here (oh)
won't you catch me if i'm falling?
won't you catch me if i'm falling?
won't you catch me cuz i'm falling down on…
Added by Big D on August 12, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Its been 10 long months, and I still cry at the drop of a hat. I don't think I will ever be able to go inside of a Toys R Us again. I have gotten better about it all though. I can talk about you without crying...sometimes. I really needed you on Saturday. But I made it. One day at a time. Just keep moving. I have taken on so much work and volunteering that no one knows how I manage. I still can't sleep without dreaming something terrible. Last night, dad killed himself…Continue
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Lost my mom to pancreatic cancer 17 days ago, I am 45 yrs old and thought i would be able to handle her passing but i have found i am a big mess, i cant stop thinking about her or crying and i cant find joy in anything sometimes i think the pain is going to swallow me up. I know she is gone but it seems unreal...
Added by Bobbie Rasmussen on August 9, 2010 at 4:55pm — No Comments
This is a bad month for us as her birthday is tomorrow and our anniversary is the 29th.
Rose passed to God's hands May 31st, 2007 sometime between midnight and about 3:00 or 4:00 in the early morning in her sleep. She had been ill and progressively getting worse so maybe it was Gods way of relieving her of her pain.
I have multiple medical issues as well but they were mostly under control. In the last year my neurological issues have been geeting to the point that I had…Continue
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by Matsuo Basho
through the bamboo grove;…Continue
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