October 2011 Blog Posts (70)

Loss Is Hard Enough

Loss is hard enough, but when the environment won't or can't surround us in our loss with consistent comfort and useful resources, then it becomes even harder.  There's a term being used in the bereavement literature called complicated mourning or traumatic grief reaction.  These are often used interchangeably.  In my experience virtually all loss experiences are complicated and traumatic to a certain degree.  In any case, there are ways in which the natural grief process can get distorted,… Continue

Added by David Fireman on October 19, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

I lost my Husband 2 and half months ago.  We were married for 48 years, he had medical problems, I kind of knew in my heart he wouldn't be with me for years to come.  He was only diagnosed with Conge…

I lost my Husband 2 and half months ago.  We were married for 48 years, he had medical problems, I kind of knew in my heart he wouldn't be with me for years to come.  He was only diagnosed with Congestive Heart failure on a Tuesday and he died in my arms on the following Saturday.  It was really very unexpected, I didn't think it would be that fast.

 

My children and my grandchildren tell me they will always be there for me, that I am not alone. I told them I know that but it's…

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Added by Ellen Piro on October 18, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Another teen lost due to Bullying

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR77AJECkSw&feature=channel_video_title

My new video I made on Jamie Hubley!

Added by Melissa Minotti-Kloepfer on October 18, 2011 at 1:43pm — No Comments

shocking

well first I was married and with him for 11 years now back into the single world ugh upsetting sad depressed and shocked so much of his stuff around i look at it and cry alittle every time memories everywhere i want to run away but cant i have great support system my children are great second father they lost oh my what are they going through ugh

Added by RENEE hARTSIG on October 18, 2011 at 10:33am — No Comments

My brother Gene

I lost my brother Gene very suddenly and unexpectedly in July.  He had just retired from a job he held for 40 years and were were so excited to start a new chapter in our lives.  One where he could relax and actually enjoy himself.  He lived with my husband and I and we were planning a vacation and attending a family wedding the end of July/early August.  Gene got up that morning, walked the dog, came home  and suffered a massive heart attack and died.  I never got to say I love you or good…

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Added by Margaret Pendino on October 18, 2011 at 9:57am — No Comments

Beautiful Friends

Dear beautiful friends, What are you willing to let go of today? Life is so much about knowing what to hold on to, and what to let go of, and having faith that it will all work out in the end. Your heart and your gut know exactly what you need to let go of, even if your brain is giving you all sorts of reasons to clamp your fingers around it. There are seasons and times to have different things, relationships and situations in your life, and then the seasons change and it's time to let go of… Continue

Added by Melissa Minotti-Kloepfer on October 17, 2011 at 6:37pm — No Comments

The Rabbit Hole

It’s called the Rabbit Hole, this sudden loss of a child and the grief that comes along with it.   Much like Lewis Carroll’s Alice chasing after the White Rabbit and plummeting down to the antechambers that open to the madness of Wonderland; each day is met by the disillusion of reality.  There was no bottle with a note attached reading “Drink Me.”  There was no…

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Added by Martin Connors on October 17, 2011 at 1:21pm — No Comments

October 2011

Over 13 months alone now, but time, like most other things , means little, if anything to me. Each day is very similar to the last, no matter how beautiful the weather, sleepless the nights, aggravating the work, overwhelming the classes, how wonderful the grandbaby...What does it really mean? What value is in it? WHY AM I HERE???? I try to accept God is God & his ways are not for us to question or understand, only to accept and believe that His will is perfect, yet I, in my pitiful human… Continue

Added by Christy on October 17, 2011 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Dear Authentic friend,

Dear Authentic friend,



It's ok to cry sometimes, you know. It's even ok to completely fall apart for a little while so that you can put yourself back together in the way you are supposed to be together.



Sometimes the pieces of us get a little bit mixed up and we have to let ourselves fall apart so that we can get ourselves back in order. And it's ok to grieve over things that we've lost. It's ok to grieve…

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Added by Melissa Minotti-Kloepfer on October 17, 2011 at 11:10am — No Comments

My new video

Here is my latest video on youtube. I talk about legacyConnect and some other important things to me! I'm sick, so I tried the best I could making this video! Love to you all. Peace and love, Melissa

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2oHz6FhQkc&feature=channel_video_title

Added by Melissa Minotti-Kloepfer on October 17, 2011 at 10:02am — No Comments

Tell me a story

One of the kindest things you can do for someone who’s lost a loved one is to help keep their memory alive through stories. I was reminded of this recently when a friend’s daughter wrote to me asking for my support in a philanthropic endeavor to honor her mother’s memory. She added, “I would also like to extend an invitation to those of you who knew my mom personally to send me a short story about my mom. It always makes me smile to know people are remembering her.”

 

So how do…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on October 17, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Edward Theron Cooper death 07/12/1953, Allentown, Pa (LeHigh County)

 

The above person was my father.  I never knew him; he was murdered, domestic violence.   His obit shlould have been in The Morning Call, could have been front page news.

I would like to ask anyone that lives in this area to search the records and get me a copy of his death.  He died on my 20th birthyear.  I have searched all I know to search to no avail.  I did talk to corners office & she gave me the info above.  I would like to know where he is buried.

My  e-mail…

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Added by Genevieve (Tobias) Cooper on October 15, 2011 at 8:01pm — No Comments

My Lion Cub (Timothy's Song)

He came to my world with a lion cub's roar
  His gentle soul, I am bound to his…
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Added by Martin Connors on October 15, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

And there were three.

So it started back on the 2nd week of August 2011, I get this call from a close friend of mine at an hour when I'm normally in bed. I answer the phone and he proceeds to tells me that he has some really bad news. One of my closest friends has been the victim of a double murder. A mistakenly jealous husband took the life of my friend and his wife, I was crushed by the news.

Later at the end of the month I received another call early in the evening after dinner from my younger sister.…

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Added by Dave on October 14, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Writing To Ellen Degeneres

Hello friends. I am trying to get in touch with Ellen! But I news your help! If you can please write to her for me and nominate as a person in need, that would mean the world to me. If you go under her website which is www.Ellentv.com and then go to "be on the show", then go under nominate a person in need. If you need more info, please email me at Italia8181@gmail.com. thanks so much! Peace and love, Melissa

Added by Melissa Minotti-Kloepfer on October 14, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Words!!

It isn't about just saying things that make you who you are, it's about taking action for what you say. Your words can be heard, but your actions speak volumes. Bullying can break people. It can hurt someone so deep that nothing can cure it. So why do it? Bully's are the cowards. They are the real victims. <3

Added by Melissa Minotti-Kloepfer on October 13, 2011 at 3:50pm — No Comments

I Am Not Sarah McCall

When I let the first few people read a draft of my latest book, Sisters: The Karma Twist , everyone just assumed that I was Sarah McCall (the main character). I actually work pretty hard not to allow my characters to be me. I change their hair color; I give them different…

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Added by Michelle Rusk (Linn-Gust) on October 13, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Fall films focus on illness, loss, grief

Several new movies being released this fall feature individuals and families facing illness and death.

 

One receiving a great deal of positive attention from critics and moviegoers alike is 50/50, the story of a twenty-something coping with cancer. Based on screenwriter Will Reiser's own experience with cancer, the movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the lead role and Seth Rogen as his funny and supportive friend. For…

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Added by LegacyConnect on October 13, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

The loss of my Hero

Hi my name is Susan and I lost my son Joshua 15 months ago. He was my hero as well as my son. He was diagnosed with type 1 juvinile diabetes at age 8. He was what the doctors called a brittle diabetic. Needless to say he spent a lot of time at doctors offices and in hospitals growing up. Josh never felt sorry for himself and he didn't want people to fell sorry for him either. He was a comidian and the way he looked at life was with such a way that I can't even describe. He would go up to total… Continue

Added by susan elizabeth biagiano on October 13, 2011 at 8:51am — 2 Comments

Sarah Rose Catherine Broeder

While I may keep moving forward, I will NEVER move on. I will not forget you. I will not leave you behind. I believe that my grief over you is the greatest testament of Faith. I WILL hold you again in the Resurrection.

Added by Carol Broeder on October 12, 2011 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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