Well almost another year has come and gone. I don't understand how life just moves on without the ones you love not being here. I guess it true time stops for no one. I can't believe it will be 2 years on Dec. 21st. I just want to say Happy 20th Birthday(Dec. 21st)to my preciouse boy. You will never be forgotten you are forever in my heart, but i know that you are in good hands now and forever.
Added by Harvetta jackson on December 14, 2011 at 6:46am — No Comments
I just lostmy partnerof 17 years to glioblastoma, brain cancer. I feel extremely depressed and lonely. Are there any folks out there with a recent loss? How are you dealing with it? I cry every night. I want him back. His death at the end was horrible as he lost walking and speech and memory. I hope you can help. God bless
Added by George R. Eckstein on December 13, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments
My husband & best friend of 24 blessed years passed away suddenly of a stroke 1 month ago. I have my kids, family & friends to comfort me, but not him. I'm trying to maintain a good face in front of everyone, if I'm alone I cry.The holiday season is really rough.Will it get easier?
Added by c castilleja on December 12, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I haven't wrote on here in a long time. It's been 2.5 years since my brother's suicide and even after so much time passing it still feels unreal. I have graduated college without the presence of my brother and had a daughter without Uncle Matt here. My boyfriend has a friend named Matt and it seriously killed me to call him Uncle Matt to my daughter. It kind of slipped out of my mouth and hurt so bad after I had said it. I still miss my brother everyday and wonder where he would have…Continue
Added by kat on December 12, 2011 at 12:33am — No Comments
MISSING YOU SO MUCH AGAIN DURING THIS HOLIDAY MONTH. WE KNOW YOU ARE IN A GOOD PLACE AND HAVE GONE HOME. WE CAN ONLY IMAGINE THAT IT HAS TO BE A GLORIOUS PARTY CELEBRATING JESUS'S BIRTHDAY WITH HIM!!!!! LOVE MOM, DAD AND FAMILY
Added by JOYCE MASHER, 4 Amy 5158791808 on December 11, 2011 at 8:54pm — No Comments
today 11/12 is 1 year since i lost my wife my right arm and my true soul mate i still seem to be in some sort of haze i find it hard to make decisions from the outside my freinds and workmates think im happy and in control im not i miss my wife with all my heart
Added by Craig Yates on December 10, 2011 at 7:47pm — No Comments
My brother committed suicide November 10, 2011. This Saturday will be one month. My father died from lung cancer two days before my brother. I laid by my father and kissed him and rubbed his hair. He was buried on 11/11/11.
After dad's funeral, I found my brother dead in his camper. So I laid by my brother and kissed him and rubbed his hair. I have just recently gotten out of shock and started to talk about it. I can only remember loving on the cold, hard bodies of the two most…Continue
The Christmas season is here. This cannot be denied. Stores are decked out in their holiday finest. Christmas tunes accost us everywhere we turn. Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph are showing on the television. We can get our yearly fix of It’s a Wonderful Lifeon Turner Classic. Yet somehow we don’t feel in the holiday spirit. We just cannot get…Continue
The huge box in the foyer sparked curiosity and excitement as my daughters made their way in from school. Almost in unison they asked, “What’s in the box?” “It’s our legacy,” I replied as I pushed the box into the living room. I slit the tape and pulled back the flaps, reaching in to pull out an old down quilt. Unimpressed with a faded quilt, the girls went off to find a snack…Continue
There are many people and families around the world celebrating their first holiday season following the death of a loved one. I hesitate to use the word “celebrate” because I know that it doesn’t feel like much of a celebration when someone important isn’t there.
I remember that first holiday season without my sister (and without my maternal grandmother, who died just seven months after Denise) as a time of confusion. All our family traditions were thrown out the window that…Continue
Sunny days seem to hurt the most
Wear the pain like a heavy coat
I feel you everywhere I go
I see your smile, I see your face
I hear your laugh' in the rain
I still can't believe you're gone
It ain't fair you died too young
Like a story that had just begun
But death tore the pages all away
God knows how I miss you
All the hell that I've been through
Just knowing, no one could take your place
Sometimes I wonder, who you'd be…
Added by Tim's Mom, Vickie on December 6, 2011 at 9:39pm — No Comments
This happened so fast-no warning-He didn't even say goodbye-We had 53 yrs and I;m so alone and so sad.I don't want to do this-I can't do this-I'm just going through the motions for our children SallyContinue
Added by sally johnson on December 5, 2011 at 6:11pm — No Comments
So I sat on this stool, on July 26, 1995 sometime about 9:30 PM, holding this little human-being as he suckled on the nursing bottle. I told him how his mother and I met, how we came to living together, how much I loved her. I made promises to him that only a daddy can promise. I told him how he came to be, and what happened some nine months or so before his birth.
Nick Delassandro owned a small diner and was huge part of the Ventnor City community. The whole beach community…Continue
Added by Martin Connors on December 4, 2011 at 1:47am — No Comments
to those out there I've had the pleasure to meet on this website though under the worst of circumstances with the loss of our children, and to those i have yet to meet, i wish you all happy holidays. i myself cant bring myself to decorate for xmas but will do so for my grand children. this year seems harder than the first year without my daughter nicole and i hope it goes by quickly. anyway enough about me. Merry Christmas to you all and Happy new Year!!
Added by francine l dalton on December 2, 2011 at 10:38pm — No Comments
Q. My first grandchild was just born – 13 months after my husband died. He desperately wanted a granddaughter, and it hurts that he can’t share my joy at her arrival. How do you cope with this aspect of loss?
Sharing any kind of good news magnifies the pleasure, especially when the other person is just as invested in the event (and feels as deeply about it) as you do. When the happy news involves a new life, continuity, and hope for the future, it’s an…
I recently read a quote from Queen Latifah that said, “I think the most important thing I've learned from the death of my brother, is to not stop living. As my Aunt Elaine says, 'You never get over it but you get through it.' I know for a fact that my brother would not want me to stay right there, stuck in that misery. If the person who you lost loved you like you loved them, there's…Continue
Added by Nancy Weil on December 2, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
My Mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2003. I could tell from talking to her on the telephone that she was developing AD. I had moved from Georgia to the Memphis, TN, area with my husband. He passed in 2002. When I realized that Mother was developing AD I decided right away that it was time for me to go back to Georgia to help my brother who had already moved in with her to take care of her but that was before the Alzheimer's set in. I knew he would not be able to go alone…Continue
Added by Pamela J. Collins on December 2, 2011 at 3:12am — No Comments
So many of our holiday traditions are family-centered, making it painful to face the holidays after a loved one dies. Despite the pain, some people find it comforting to continue the old traditions that they've enjoyed. Since grief in itself is exhausting, it can be too overwhelming to try and build new traditions when mourning a loved one.
How you choose to handle…Continue