I recently lost a aunt who was a very wonderful lady. I can kick myself for not reaching out a little more. All of us have loss someone very close to us. We have loss moms, dads and sisters and brothers. We have lost aunts and uncles.We have lost husbands and wives. Losing a friend can be just as hard. Especially if that one has been there for you through thick and thin. So folks never take those positive influences for granted. (Proverbs 18:24)
Added by T.C. Goodwin on September 30, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
Added by Margaret Lopez on September 29, 2015 at 6:12am — No Comments
When I was younger I did not know I was a victim of bullying until now. Even to this day, I still carry a scar both emotionally and physically. Now, there is such things as cyberbullying. Wow, is this damaging and if not caught can lead to suicide. I am not a parent but I see and read the effects of this type of bullying. I hope parents get a wake up call and really monitor what their kids put on social networking websites. If I was damaged by one, I can not imaging the effects when you are…Continue
Added by T.C. Goodwin on September 28, 2015 at 4:55pm — No Comments
My father is in hospice, and my family assumes that I will give one of the eulogies at his funeral. I have no trouble writing it. But I'm terrified of delivering it myself. Public speaking is not one of my talents. My dad and I are very close, and I'm sure I'll break down and cry. Is it acceptable to ask someone else to read the eulogy I compose?…Continue
Added by Florence Isaacs on September 28, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Many people feel that life insurance is optional. It's a must.Last week , the funeral home director approach the family and ask the family to pay 12,000 towards expenses. Now, in every family their are two sides. Only one side of the family had the money to pay. This caused must tension and anger. Anger that could have been prevented.. The children did not need to see this.
Anybody that is reading this please take an assessment of your family and make sure they have life insurance and…Continue
Added by T.C. Goodwin on September 27, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
A young woman shared with friends and family that her mother was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She became frustrated when many of them told her “At least your mom got a good cancer.” While it is true that thyroid cancer has a very high survival rate, the young woman wondered, “How can any cancer be good?” In the months ahead, the young woman watched helplessly as her vital…Continue
Early Reaction: Shock, Denial , Emotional Numbness, Anger (RIGHT NOW)
Acute Grief- Memory Loss, insomnia, bouts of crying, mood swings, reduced work capcity, hallucinations, seeing the deceased, weight loss or gain, appetite changes,
Level off---more pleasant memories of the deceased
We are all at different levels... Grief takes time...
Let's support one another during this difficult time
NWT Proverbs 17:17
this is how long its been since I have been able to speak with the man of my dreams. I cant help but wonder how I get any better when everything in my life good or bad was discussed with him. we never went a day in 16 years that we didn't speak and now every day and night I spend in tears. I almost wish he wasn't so great so I could have something to look back at and be angry with but he was a perfect human being. now going trough his thing and packing myself up to move out of state in 6…Continue
Today, I was thinking about two movies I watched. One was about a girl who was biracial (mom was black and dad was white). She was ashamed of being black and treated her mother badly. When her mother died, she cried worst than the other people and said "MOM I AM SO SORRY".... The other movie involved a couple who had a terrible fight and then the husband died in a car accident. The wife had a nervous breakdown and blame herself.... A valuable lesson that teaches us that peace is so vital .…Continue
Added by Florence Isaacs on September 16, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
When illness, death, or another of life’s crises strikes, most of us crave normalcy; we want to once again feel in charge of our lives. What do you do when life feels like it is spinning out of control?
My family knows that in times of difficulty one of the first things I do is load the washing machine. The very act of washing the clothes, folding them, and placing…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on September 15, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
TV programs was revised to protect young people from seeing material that might affect them adversely. The result has been counterproductive. So much violence on TV! ..Sadly, some parents have become passive on what they allow their children to watch on TV. Then, they wonder why their kids are so violent in school. Many kids play violent video games that kill people. This was definiely not part of God's plan for us. I am looking forward to the time when God will make all things new and rid…Continue
Added by T.C. Goodwin on September 14, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
Q. In the last year or so, a divorced acquaintance told me, "Divorce is just as devastating as the death of your husband." Another said, "Divorce is worse." The remarks came from out of the blue. I felt…Continue
I lost my sister in December 2014 after a heartbreaking decline in her health battles with heart disease and alcoholism - she was 57. I feel as though I lost her twice - when she began her mental spiral a few years ago and then physically. It was also exacerbated by abuse from a codependent person in her life. I've never been part of a support group and am not sure what to do here, or how much or little to share, or really how I this can help me or others. I just know that I could use a…Continue
Added by Sarah Schiltz on September 9, 2015 at 11:06pm — No Comments
This precedes my 1st Blog post. It's how I started the discussion. But to capture it in the Blog too - here's my initial post to Legacy Connect:
Hello. My name is Jesse. I'm 40 - almost 41 years old next week. My late husband (it's still so strange to say "late"), Michael, committed suicide on Saturday, June 27, 2015.
It was a typical Friday night. We were at home relaxing after a long work week.…Continue
Added by Jesse Roberts on September 5, 2015 at 6:53pm — No Comments
It’s been about a month since I first posted to this thread.
Thank you, to all that reached out to me. I’m grateful for your care & concern. I apologize for not replying sooner. I’d read comments & often wanted to provide an update, but – honestly – stamina is hard to come by these days.
I’ve had trouble sleeping – it’s hit-or-miss day-by-day. I often struggle to “quiet” my mind. Sometimes I fall asleep but wake-up throughout the night. Sometimes it’s…Continue
Added by Jesse Roberts on September 5, 2015 at 5:53pm — No Comments
I really appreciate that.
And the answer is I'm doing okay : )
I will check in here from time to time to at least view from the sidelines (modus cottidianus) but I'm at a point where I want to…Continue
Added by Andrew McCullough on September 1, 2015 at 11:49am — No Comments