December 2013 Blog Posts (26)

Holidays

I am not sure I will ever enjoy the holidays again. My husband passed away on Thanksgiving morning at our home. It was his favorite day of the year. He had been sick but did not want to spend the day in the hospital. He had heart problems and diabetes and did not like doing what he should do each day.We were married 38 years and best friends during all those years. People always asked what our secret was and he said "holding hands". He always reached for my hand when we were out somewhere. I…

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Added by Cynthia Murphy on December 30, 2013 at 7:01pm — No Comments

December 4th 2013

My oldest brother, who was 40 years old this year, passed away about 3 weeks ago. He was married and had two small children....10 years old and 6. I have lost a family member in the past but this has been the most difficult loss I have ever experience.

Him and I were not as close when we were kids as I would have liked but when we became teenagers we started to spend more time together. We spend many sporting events together, went to the movies and sometimes just talked on the…

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Added by Megan on December 27, 2013 at 1:58pm — No Comments

The Hidden Blessings of Grief

Much of the grieving process focuses on our loss. We miss our loved one so much that it hurts, and we wonder how we will ever make it through the pain. We spend time looking back at the past with regret and grow anxious as we anticipate a future without our loved one in it. We wonder how we…

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Added by Nancy Weil on December 26, 2013 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Things I Miss

Scott, you are missed so dearly this time of year.  Your smiles and giddyness were always a joy to be around at Christmas.  You loved our nieces and nephews in the purest way humanly possible.  Thank you for teaching me how to love unconditionally.  Love isnt about how much the present is, but rather what it means to give from your heart.  You would play the 50 cent games for a plush toy and gave it with love and as a proud uncle Scott!

 

I lost my brother in September…

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Added by Carrie Swearengin on December 26, 2013 at 9:08am — No Comments

I've lost my soul mate, my bestfriend

On December 14th an incredible angel was born - I lost my best friend, my soul mate and the light and love of my life.  Joyce, my partner of 26 years passed away from complications associated with pneumonia.   She fought so hard for so long. She is a two time cancer survivor (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) at 17 and (Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma) at 48.  The side effects of both cancers destroyed her body but never shook her spirit or zest for life. She is the strongest, most determined and most…

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Added by Kathleen Klosner on December 25, 2013 at 10:13pm — 1 Comment

Another Christmas without you Hun...Missing you so much

Added by Colleen Pasay on December 25, 2013 at 11:48am — No Comments

Must you respond to Facebook losses?

Many of us are “on” Facebook, but we’re not really “on” Facebook. We have some friends and while we post some pictures and status updates, we do it to keep in touch with a select group of friends and loved ones. We don’t have the time or interest to read everyone’s posts, every day or even every month. So what should…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on December 20, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Greatest Gift You Can Give

‘Tis the season of giving and receiving. Yet our grief keeps us from feeling like going out to the mall or taking the time and energy to find just the right present for our family member. Our tree may remain boxed this year and our lights still in their tangled mess of cords as we just try to make it through the day, much less the holidays.  Still there is a gift you can give to your family more valuable than anything you can buy on the internet, more…

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Added by Nancy Weil on December 19, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Top 10 Things Not to Say to the Bereaved

Q. During a recent funeral, I overheard someone tell the adopted son of the deceased, “Well, at least it’s easier for you that he wasn’t your real father.” How can people be so insensitive? The son was speechless. 

Some people do speak inappropriately to…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on December 19, 2013 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Kyle Robert Burns (1986 - 2013)

Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 12:55 pm

Kyle Robert Burns (1986 - 2013)…

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Added by Mark Manning on December 18, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments

damn it...i was cut off!

`message to Berni: hope you got it.. I wasent finushed with it and it went away.  Hope you got the message of shared grief for your son.  

Elizabeth sorensen aka E. sorensen

Added by e.SORENSEN on December 17, 2013 at 10:47pm — 2 Comments

A COMMON CONVERSATION

Unenlightened person: “It’s so great that you have a little boy and a little girl.”

Me: “I have two girls and a boy!”

Unenlightened person: “Yes but you know what I mean, only two alive.”

ME: “Summer and Riley are alive on earth and Lily is alive in heaven. They’re all alive.”

Unenlightened person: “Yes, but you know what I mean, only two with…

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Added by Erica Farrimond on December 16, 2013 at 11:54am — No Comments

Loss of my Mum

Hi My name is Kelly, I'm 36.  I guess you could say this year has been a turbulent one.

In January we lost my Mother In Law to cancer, we knew her time with us was limited so my hubby and I spent last Christmas apart - with our families.  I have an 87 year old Nan so I insisted on spending Christmas with her and my parents in case it happened to be her last one with us too.

We got married in June but due to my dear Mum having mobility issues which had not improved my Step Dad…

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Added by Kelly White on December 13, 2013 at 3:39am — No Comments

loss of a dear friend

I was care giver to a dear man who lost his wife 8 years ago.  She was my close friend also. 

My friend, had heart problems and one morning he didn't answer the phone.  When I went to his house I found him on the floor and there was blood in three rooms, on furniture and walls.  He had fallen and had broken his nose.  He then had a heart attack and died.  I was told to do CPR but it was too late.  I was detained for four hours since it looked like a crime scene.  It was a…

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Added by e.SORENSEN on December 12, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments

My Sweet Angel

On April 18, 2013 at 3:42AM.....She simply stopped breathing. We had been together for 27 years and had known each other for over forty years. Though that may sound like a very long time - it wasn't long enough. We were not through with our life together. She had Lung Cancer and she didn't seem to be suffering but how was I to tell. She was so cavalier. Never wanting to admit she was ever sick.

When she passed away we had just been moved to an assisted living facility. I was…

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Added by Jan Woolery on December 11, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Oh - To Have Known Her

On April 18, 2013 at 3:42 AM she simply stopped breathing. She had Lung Cancer. We  had been Life Partners for 27 years on April 9th and she was nearing her 70th Birthday on May 12th.

We had known each other for over forty years spending the last 27 as Partners. If she suffered before she died I never knew about it. She was very cavalier never wanting to admit that she was sick. I watched her lose weight and stop many of the activities she so loved. She was so intelligent and…

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Added by Jan Woolery on December 10, 2013 at 9:03pm — No Comments

I, Like everyone need help - I'm new!

I have never posted on a website before so I will make this brief.

I lost my Life Partner on April 18th of this year. We had ben together 27 years and had known each other for over forty years. At 3:42 AM she simply stopped breathing. She had Lung Cancer. Our togetherness was as excellent as you can possibly imagine.........and we were not through with our life.

She promised me that she would always be by my side and now she is gone  forever. She was a beautiful woman;…

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Added by Jan Woolery on December 9, 2013 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Lost my mom

I lost my mom 7 months ago today but it feels like yesterday. She was my best friend. She had a massive heart attack. Life without her is so sad. She was so funny and full of life. Death is so cruel!

Added by carolina noya on December 8, 2013 at 9:47pm — No Comments

When those we love have left this earth, we still can feel them near. We'll see a picture, hear a song, and it’s just like they are here. And when we call upon our faith, when we believe and trust, w…

When those we love have left this earth, we still can feel them near. We'll see a picture, hear a song, and it’s just like they are here. And when we call upon our faith, when we believe and trust, we know the ones we care about are always close to us.

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Added by Damiro Carlos on December 6, 2013 at 9:38am — No Comments

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

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Added by Damiro Carlos on December 6, 2013 at 12:45am — No Comments

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