Don't know how any of us do this. It is so hard. Went camping for one night with my son and some of the kids and almost couldn't stand it. It just wasn't natural to be there without him. I followed my son home, who had his dads 4 wheeler in the back of his truck not ours
My heart goes out to the family of Keith Scott. Peaceful protest have done some good and its good to see even the national guards giving the citizens of Charlotte warm handshakes and hugs... Then I hear of folks getting shot up in a mall. I pray for a more permanent solution to all this blood shed, violence and pain. The only solution (Matthew 6:9,10)...Come Lord Quickly!
Added by T.C. Goodwin on September 26, 2016 at 4:14pm — No Comments
Jan and I were different in so many ways. Most of our likes and dislikes were totally opposite and I always maintained that this was why we were so close. Sounds strange, doesn’t it? But I think our disagreements created a positive energy in our marriage that just resulted in raising the level of our love and…Continue
While grieving a loss, you learn a lot about what helps or hampers healing. That’s what happened to Laurie B. following the death of her beloved husband. Despite a wide circle of friends, she often felt alone and saw a need for sensitive support. She approached her pastor and suggested they start a shawl ministry, a support group where members would knit shawls…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on September 20, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments
For hundreds of years, people have taken up writing, especially letters, to express their grief and deepest…Continue
Added by Julie Ellis on September 20, 2016 at 6:01am — No Comments
I lost my best friend and spouse, David, on 9/26/2015. We had 35 years together, all of which provided wonderful memories but I miss him so much. time has only made it harder for me, definitely not easier as many said it would.
I'm 31married in March. He's 34. He died July 8th flipping his car on the freeway. 6th of July found out I was 11 wks pregnant. I have two other children 6 and 8 from previous relationship. I guess I'm just looking for advice on how to raise our child knowing their father. Everything we had was in the vehicle and destroyed pretty much. I have a few items of clothing. Since the accident I've created a facebook page to collect pictures etc. I didn't know any of his friends or family…Continue
Q. My late friend and colleague wished to be cremated and did not want a funeral. He had no close family. I (and others in my professional organization who will miss him) feel very sad. He had a huge impact on our careers, especially when we were starting out. What can we do that honors his wishes, yet also allows us some closure? And…Continue
Added by Lisa coplin on September 2, 2016 at 8:46am — No Comments
We all know the importance of being supportive during troubling times, and yet it can be challenging despite our best efforts. One of my friends is facing that dilemma right now. Her dear friend’s mother is dying of cancer, and my friend has…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on September 1, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
I lost my soul mate on April 8, 2016 while he was walking on his lunch break. My daughter bought him a fitbit so that he could get healthy with all of us. He loved it and he beat us on every challenge. The sad part is that she now feels some responsibility for his death. No matter how much you tell her she isn't it stays in her mind. The texting, on meth driver crossed over the road and hit him from behind. He was at the hospital for almost 2 hours before we even found out he had been hit.…Continue
I'm a graduate student in Medical Anthropology at UCSF/UC Berkeley, and my dissertation research looks at grieving online. The idea emerged out of the experience of losing my own father, who died unexpectedly 2 years ago. My project specifically explores how accessing sites such as online memorials, Facebook profiles, and digital archives might allow people to feel connected to loved ones who have passed away. If you visit a particular website or sites to connect with a loved one who has…Continue
Flowers make those that are grieving feel better. Every good gift is from above James 1:17.
Added by T.C. Goodwin on August 24, 2016 at 3:44pm — No Comments
A friend of a friend died last week. We hadn’t been in touch with the family in 10 years, and I vacillated on whether to attend the visitation. I not only decided to go, but I also encouraged my spouse to go. We were surprised and humbled when the daughters of the deceased…Continue
A friend in her early 30s grieved the loss of both her mother and father who died just one year apart. My friend chose outlets for her grief that helped her process and mourn the deaths of her parents. After a year had passed, her older sister confided that she was concerned in…Continue
Music has played a role in funerals since ancient times when survivors chanted to appease the spirits. Ancient Roman funeral…Continue
I haven’t found any that focus specifically on widows, but "Colors of Loss and Healing: An Adult Coloring Book for Getting Through Tough Times" by Deborah H. Derman, Ph.D., targets readers who have had…Continue
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Added by Margaret Lopez on August 2, 2016 at 6:55am — No Comments
Hospice can help one to enjoy a dignified and meaningful life in the company of loved ones... It can also give the family support... How grateful we are to have compassionate workers who are skilled at this
The last thing to go is the hearing...just holding our love ones hand is comforting...Looking forward to no more pain and sorrow in the future...Revelation 21:3,4
Added by T.C. Goodwin on July 31, 2016 at 8:23am — No Comments