Most funerals I have been to have been very dignified. Why? This is because everything was laid out as the deceased desired.
I remember when I was younger folks fought over who should take what flowers... I felt awkward.
It's wisdom it putting things in writing. That way the family will not fight over things... House? Car? Bills?....
- Proverbs 22:3
Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 28, 2016 at 6:50pm — No Comments
I had a good friend that I noticed that she was losing a lot of weight. She would say my stomach hurt....She would go to the doctor and never really tell us what was going on.....She died..
I am more determined now to get involved in my good friends lives...A few months ago I accompanied one of my other friends to the emergency room... The staff were throwing out all types of medical terms. I told the doctor to speak clearly and explain in simpler terms what was going on (Not sure she…Continue
Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 24, 2016 at 8:37am — No Comments
Read something interesting about Hospice
1) Keep bed sheets clean
2) Change position frequently to prevent bed sores
3) Change undergarment or diapers if needed
4) Keep the mouth moist with wet swabs or ice chips/lip balm
5) Hold our love ones hand and remember the last thing to go is their hearing
- Awake 2015
Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 23, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
A friend in her early 30s was deeply affected by the recent death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres. She was unfamiliar with Peres until she read his obituary and learned his life story. She shared that she was unaware that Peres had tried to broker peace in the Middle East.…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on October 21, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
My family engaged in a group text regarding remembering those that month that died in our family... I believe it was actually the anniversary of 2 love ones.... So the texts started off depressing.. Then my sister turned it around and said ...."let's also remember the wonderful life that came in the world today"... Let's celebrate them and the birth of a new baby in our family....Let's remember precious memories of the dead and alive.... I thank my sis for making us…Continue
Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 18, 2016 at 2:05pm — No Comments
Although many of us have different belief systems, we have one thing in common- death. It is our enemy. I love to have comfort from friends and family but I get the greatest comfort from the wonderful promises in God's word the Bible. I can't wait to the time when God will do away with death and pain. In addition to all the suffering and injustice....No politician( or any other human being) can do away with death but God can and he will....
Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 17, 2016 at 9:45am — No Comments
I lost my brother end of August this year. I am the eldest. He thought he had the flu, went to walk n clinic, still verifying this and died a day later, alone in his own bed. My parents are in shock. I have a younger sister. I started a new temp job couple of weeks before he passed. I'm struggling with his passing and generally with all of this. I am also angry with him for his lack of care and follow up. He tried to work through his flu but had a temperature of 104. Not…Continue
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It’s difficult to witness the physical and mental decline of a friend or loved one with a debilitating illness. In fact, it’s hard not to grieve while they are still alive, as responsibilities and relationships shift and lives change. Some might think that death would be a relief and grief shortened, but that’s not often the case.…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on October 7, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments
Grief is the emotional and physical response to the death of a loved one, featuring symptoms such as sadness, anxiety, panic, numbness, fatigue, shock. After my own husband…Continue
Added by Florence Isaacs on October 5, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Hi There. As a mother who lost her eldest son ten years ago, I have come to really dislike the term often used in grief work as living with a new normal. I work as a grief therapist and psychotherapist, and I can tell you from the perspective of a parent, there is nothing normal about the loss of a child, no matter the age. I think of it as "a new reality" that we are forced to live with. Losing someone you love isn't normal. Yes we adapt over time - life goes on with or without you. I get…Continue
Don't know how any of us do this. It is so hard. Went camping for one night with my son and some of the kids and almost couldn't stand it. It just wasn't natural to be there without him. I followed my son home, who had his dads 4 wheeler in the back of his truck not ours
My heart goes out to the family of Keith Scott. Peaceful protest have done some good and its good to see even the national guards giving the citizens of Charlotte warm handshakes and hugs... Then I hear of folks getting shot up in a mall. I pray for a more permanent solution to all this blood shed, violence and pain. The only solution (Matthew 6:9,10)...Come Lord Quickly!
Added by T.C. Goodwin on September 26, 2016 at 4:14pm — No Comments
Jan and I were different in so many ways. Most of our likes and dislikes were totally opposite and I always maintained that this was why we were so close. Sounds strange, doesn’t it? But I think our disagreements created a positive energy in our marriage that just resulted in raising the level of our love and excitement for each other. But we did have one love in…Continue
While grieving a loss, you learn a lot about what helps or hampers healing. That’s what happened to Laurie B. following the death of her beloved husband. Despite a wide circle of friends, she often felt alone and saw a need for sensitive support. She approached her pastor and suggested they start a shawl ministry, a support group where members would knit shawls…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on September 20, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments
For hundreds of years, people have taken up writing, especially letters, to express their grief and deepest feelings.
Writing letters is a great way to express your feelings and keep in touch with…Continue
Added by Julie Ellis on September 20, 2016 at 6:01am — No Comments
I lost my best friend and spouse, David, on 9/26/2015. We had 35 years together, all of which provided wonderful memories but I miss him so much. time has only made it harder for me, definitely not easier as many said it would.
I'm 31married in March. He's 34. He died July 8th flipping his car on the freeway. 6th of July found out I was 11 wks pregnant. I have two other children 6 and 8 from previous relationship. I guess I'm just looking for advice on how to raise our child knowing their father. Everything we had was in the vehicle and destroyed pretty much. I have a few items of clothing. Since the accident I've created a facebook page to collect pictures etc. I didn't know any of his friends or family…Continue
Q. My late friend and colleague wished to be cremated and did not want a funeral. He had no close family. I (and others in my professional organization who will miss him) feel very sad. He had a huge impact on our careers, especially when we were starting out. What can we do that honors his wishes, yet also allows us some closure? And…Continue