Many people are not religious and have no idea they have choices when it comes to Memorial Services. As a Celebrant I have presided over traditional and non traditional ceremonies.
Added by Celebrant Rev. Lee Catalano on December 10, 2017 at 10:01pm — No Comments
Is there a more active grief support community on the web? Though a couple of people have said hello each time I sign in I'm usually the only person online. So far I'm feeling even more alone. I'm not a member f Facebook, my beloved husband John and I both had strong reservations regarding that sort of social media. In my rural community I've come up with nothing. And had hoped to at least find a thriving online one. Might there be another I've not found?
My name is David Wishart (pronounced wish-art, on left in profile picture). My husband John Wishart (on right in picture) died recently and I've found myself suddenly completely alone, isolated, and without purpose. There is no routine for me to go back to. I'm here, a gay male widower, looking for any possible support group where I can be welcomed, feel comfortable, and talk with others who might identify with me.
(Philippians 4:6, 7) Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.
Added by Margaret Lopez on October 10, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
(Psalm 46:1) God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress.
Added by Margaret Lopez on September 30, 2017 at 7:55am — No Comments
The funeral is the moment when bereaved families mourn their deceased beloved. Friends, colleagues and the extended family relatives join up together with the closest relatives to mourn and comfort each other. It is noteworthy that people are different. Thus they respond uniquely, that may seem ideal or unusual. For instance, while some…Continue
Added by Kasp Eagan on September 28, 2017 at 9:31am — No Comments
January%202015.jpg I took this photo in January 2015 just two short months after Mark's death, I had traveled home to Jacksonville, Florida and drove out to the Beach with our dog Bella. A "Nor-Easter" was blowing cold wind in and there were maybe 3 other brave souls…Continue
Added by Steve G. on September 17, 2017 at 10:43am — No Comments
I have created a blog page on Face Book @Stephen.goodwin264.
It is a collection of short stories about all the people in my life and how their influence have helped to make me the person I am today. So far I have completed 3 short stories and will continue to add new ones. My goal is to literally include everyone I have journeyed with in this life and the ones I have yet to meet. Hope you visit my page and I look forward to your feed…Continue
Added by Steve G. on September 14, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
My name is Sheri, Im new to the site..... I have the special position to having Lost both a child and a spouse. I am so numb I think I forgot how to feel anything. Lost my only son 10 years ago at the age of 22..... he had a heart attack. Doctors said he would be fine after a stint was placed, yet 5 weeks later he was gone.....
Last year I lost my Husband, he had never really been sick, never took prescription Meds of any kind... very healthy, golfed 3 times a week, was very active.…Continue
Added by Sheri Reed on September 5, 2017 at 1:53pm — No Comments
With Hurricane Harvey and vast flooding dominating the news, it’s easy to feel helpless in the wake of such personal tragedy. In this technology-driven world, we’re witnessing breaking news; reading, seeing and hearing first-hand how these disasters personally impact individuals and communities. Who can forget the faces of the heroes, carrying children through the flooded…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on August 31, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments
VIEWS about life and death are many and varied. Some feel that after death they will live on, perhaps in another form or in another place. Others feel that they will be reborn to live another existence. Still others think that death simply ends it all.…Continue
Added by Alicia Lele on August 30, 2017 at 11:12pm — No Comments
Please read the following article for questions about life after death.
Added by Margaret Lopez on August 28, 2017 at 11:40am — No Comments
I express my deepest sympathy to the family in Charlottesville, VA. hope you draw comfort of knowing that she is in God's memory . She will be remembered for the love she displayed.....Soon there will be no more pain nor death ... I look forward to that promise Revelation 21:3,4
Added by T.C. Goodwin on August 20, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
On October 18, 2017 I loss my partner of 15 years at my home with Hospice Care. In 2013 he loss his right leg due to vascular problems and in 2014 he loss his left leg. So I became his 24 /7 caregiver. Last summer in June he got double pneumonia and in July he loss his vision in his right eye due to plaque. That's when Hospice Care started. Larry was so strong and inspirational to others and had such a sense of humor. The night before his passing I sat by his bed rubbed his arm and spoke to…Continue
Added by Vincent Henrisey on August 18, 2017 at 4:55pm — No Comments
Death to most people seems to be the most unnormal event we deal with in life. Yet, some are surprised to learn that it was not our Heavenly Father intention or purpose for mankind to live and die. He created man to live under perfect conditions and also to live forever. (Genesis 1:22)
As we see from history and the account in the Bible - mankind sinned and therefore death entered into the world. But, can you imagine a life free of sin and death? The ability to live forever was…Continue
Added by Diamond on August 17, 2017 at 6:27pm — No Comments
The bereaved report that they are frequently subjected to insensitive comments following a death. It’s not as if someone deliberately wants to hurt the bereaved; inappropriate statements appear to stem from a discomfort with the concept of death and individuals who genuinely are at a loss for words.…Continue
It’s not uncommon for those bereaved to feel regret. While anyone bereaved can feel regret, children and young adults can be particularly vulnerable. They have less experience with life and death and have yet to understand how fragile life can be. Regret is a deep sadness over what we perceive as missed opportunity and it’s the last thing we want to feel when a loved one…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on August 3, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
Sometimes, in life, we come to learn the value of life only through the loss of one. Life is a beautiful gift from our Heavenly Father (Psalms 36:9). The source of life breathe life - the many marvelous creations bring so much joy to those of us who are still able to embrace life.
When we lose a loved one to death the memories continue. Our love for them continues in our Heart. It reminds us of the value of those we love now and those we have loved in the past.
Added by Diamond on July 28, 2017 at 8:32am — No Comments
I am so glad I found a site like this where I can chat with people who has or are going through grief.
My journey started on the 14th February 2014 when my partner Clive suffered a server stroke which left him with many health complications. I cared for him for the last 3 years and on the 7th July 2017 he suddenly passed away. His funeral was today the 20th July 2017.
I am broken and don't know how I am going to go on. The silence and the empty house is driving me mad. How do I…Continue
Have you heard that Patton Oswalt is engaged? Widowed fifteen months, he has found love again and plans to remarry. The media is aflutter with a bevy of congratulations and support along with criticism that he did not grieve long enough. How do you judge, or should you even judge, how long a bereaved spouse should grieve? Is one year satisfactory? Eighteen months? Or will only…Continue