December 2008 Blog Posts (9)

Seven ways to listen better

Someone facing a difficult experience needs an outlet to voice their concerns and fears. It is through conversations, sharing our stories over and over again, that we finally make sense of what is happening in our lives. One of the greatest gifts you can give someone facing a tough time is a willingness to listen. And yet listening doesn't come easy to us. Listening is a skill, just like speaking and writing, and the more you practice, the more proficient you become. Here are seven…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on December 29, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Once in a Lifetime

You only meet someone like my mom once in a lifetime. It was an honor to be called one of her daughters. She devoted her life to God, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a friend, prayer partner, and confidant to so many people. She lived her life as an inspiration to everyone around her. She was amazing to watch as she was so very vibrant and inspiring; she cherished everyday God had given her. Mom always reminded us that this life is only for a short time, and that we… Continue

Added by Tylah Howard on December 28, 2008 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

my moms death

dearsir/madam
see, after all nothing comes in life we have to leave alone
go alone, that is lonely comes and goes lonely, recentaly i have lost my motherdue to the cancer of lungs, its very sad part of my life, what to do, it was very unfortunate to leave my mom, she was great for me, she was everything for me,

so , afterall mom is mom, u cannot compare it anything no replace for it

Added by sunny on December 28, 2008 at 4:28am — No Comments

Loss of a Mother

My Mom passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2008. My 43rd birthday was the day after this event, and also the last time I was to ever see her again. My Dad passed away when I was an infant and Mom rasied the four of us completely on her own. She's the only parent I've ever known. I live away from my family, alone, having just gotten divorced this year - and I'm just not sure how I can cope with Mom's death, especially at Christmas, which was her favorite holiday & time of the year. I have… Continue

Added by Donna Scharrett on December 21, 2008 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Grieving loss during the holidays

Holidays should be joyful, but they are often sad for individuals grieving a loss or going through a difficult experience. Five simple things can bring cheer to those facing tough times:

  1. Write a personal note to let them know you are thinking of them and their loved one.
  2. Invite them out to lunch and offer to provide transportation.
  3. Deliver a gift bag or tin with home-baked or store-bought cookies, muffins or a quick bread.
  4. Include them in…
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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on December 18, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Memorials and Tributes

I want to remember Joe and the life and love we shared. I also will create memorials as tributes to the life he lived.



Memorials to Joe Their Meaning for Me
Plant a pink dogwood tree where I can see it from the kitchen. It will bloom in the early…
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Added by Marta Felber on December 11, 2008 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

MY MEMORIAL FOR BRITTON D CANNON BINGHAMTON NY

I am Britton Cannon's neice Tonya Fuller and am glad to be contacted by anyone who would like to speak to myself or anyone other member of my family for Britt. Some people may know me some may not but all are truly welcomed to speak with me. Thank you to all who stop's by to look at my website for my Uncle Britt. To all who know who i am know how hard my life without him is for me, he was my best friend and i'm truly happy to see how many people came to say there last goodbyes to him britt… Continue

Added by Tonya FULLER R.I.P BRITTON D Cannon on December 7, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

What to say to a grieving spouse

A colleague, Joan Price, recently lost her beloved husband, Robert. Many folks she encountered found it hard to say the right thing and too often she was asked, “How are you doing?" Joan wondered, “What was I supposed to answer? The truth was ‘Horrible, of course!’ but I restrained myself."



I asked Joan to share what she wished folks had said so we could learn how to better communicate with a grieving spouse. Joan reminded me that we each grieve differently and statements…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on December 2, 2008 at 4:30pm — 12 Comments

dear,Uncle Kieth

We will love and miss you until we all meet agian in Jesus loving hands.Our love and support goes out to aunt Robin and all my cousins,God bless and keep you.With all our love,kenny Scott,Alyssa Scott,Marni,and Susan m.Scott-Lewis.

Added by susan lewis on December 2, 2008 at 9:04am — No Comments

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