My name is Veronica Droser and I am from Boston, Massachusetts. In January 2011 my dad passed away very suddenly. He had a heart attack in our basement on the morning I was due to start work at my new job. My family has a motto which is “there are no problems, only solutions,” and therefore I have used my experience with my dad’s death as a…Continue
Added by Veronica Droser on December 7, 2016 at 8:41am — No Comments
What’s not to like about the holidays? The vibrant colors, favorite foods, visits with loved ones, opportunities to reminisce, and wonderful smells of the season. Holidays are full of tradition, packed with memories, and bring so much pleasure. For all these reasons, holidays can be a minefield for the…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on December 1, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
Yesterday, I attended a memorial service at my cousins funeral. It was pictures of him during happy times....From his marriage....great trips ....children etc... It was a great idea of remembering someone during the happy times. They also showed pictures during the repass...-Revelation 21:3,4
Added by T.C. Goodwin on November 20, 2016 at 8:15am — No Comments
Usually, animals are indeed consigned to pet cemeteries, where their owners have long…Continue
Added by Florence Isaacs on November 17, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
For whatever reason, you never wrote a sympathy note. Is it OK to write one now, three, six, or 12 months late?
My perspective on belated condolences shifted when a bereaved spouse shared, “The…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on November 15, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
A team of contractors was shocked to learn that the team’s government manager was injured in a car accident. The news was grim, and the contractors did nothing at first, not knowing whether he would survive his spinal cord injuries. One of the team members asked, “What if we send his wife a card and he dies? Will we be making the…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on November 7, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Most funerals I have been to have been very dignified. Why? This is because everything was laid out as the deceased desired.
I remember when I was younger folks fought over who should take what flowers... I felt awkward.
It's wisdom it putting things in writing. That way the family will not fight over things... House? Car? Bills?....
- Proverbs 22:3
Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 28, 2016 at 6:50pm — No Comments
I had a good friend that I noticed that she was losing a lot of weight. She would say my stomach hurt....She would go to the doctor and never really tell us what was going on.....She died..
I am more determined now to get involved in my good friends lives...A few months ago I accompanied one of my other friends to the emergency room... The staff were throwing out all types of medical terms. I told the doctor to speak clearly and explain in simpler terms what was going on (Not sure she…Continue
Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 24, 2016 at 8:37am — No Comments
Read something interesting about Hospice
1) Keep bed sheets clean
2) Change position frequently to prevent bed sores
3) Change undergarment or diapers if needed
4) Keep the mouth moist with wet swabs or ice chips/lip balm
5) Hold our love ones hand and remember the last thing to go is their hearing
- Awake 2015
Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 23, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
A friend in her early 30s was deeply affected by the recent death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres. She was unfamiliar with Peres until she read his obituary and learned his life story. She shared that she was unaware that Peres had tried to broker peace in the Middle East.…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on October 21, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
My family engaged in a group text regarding remembering those that month that died in our family... I believe it was actually the anniversary of 2 love ones.... So the texts started off depressing.. Then my sister turned it around and said ...."let's also remember the wonderful life that came in the world today"... Let's celebrate them and the birth of a new baby in our family....Let's remember precious memories of the dead and alive.... I thank my sis for making us…Continue
Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 18, 2016 at 2:05pm — No Comments
Although many of us have different belief systems, we have one thing in common- death. It is our enemy. I love to have comfort from friends and family but I get the greatest comfort from the wonderful promises in God's word the Bible. I can't wait to the time when God will do away with death and pain. In addition to all the suffering and injustice....No politician( or any other human being) can do away with death but God can and he will....
Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 17, 2016 at 9:45am — No Comments
I lost my brother end of August this year. I am the eldest. He thought he had the flu, went to walk n clinic, still verifying this and died a day later, alone in his own bed. My parents are in shock. I have a younger sister. I started a new temp job couple of weeks before he passed. I'm struggling with his passing and generally with all of this. I am also angry with him for his lack of care and follow up. He tried to work through his flu but had a temperature of 104. Not…Continue
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It’s difficult to witness the physical and mental decline of a friend or loved one with a debilitating illness. In fact, it’s hard not to grieve while they are still alive, as responsibilities and relationships shift and lives change. Some might think that death would be a relief and grief shortened, but that’s not often the case.…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on October 7, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments
Grief is the emotional and physical response to the death of a loved one, featuring symptoms such as sadness, anxiety, panic, numbness, fatigue, shock. After my own husband…Continue
Added by Florence Isaacs on October 5, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Hi There. As a mother who lost her eldest son ten years ago, I have come to really dislike the term often used in grief work as living with a new normal. I work as a grief therapist and psychotherapist, and I can tell you from the perspective of a parent, there is nothing normal about the loss of a child, no matter the age. I think of it as "a new reality" that we are forced to live with. Losing someone you love isn't normal. Yes we adapt over time - life goes on with or without you. I get…Continue
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