The telephone was once the culprit. When it rang at 2 or 3 a.m., you knew it meant bad news. Now, in the era of 24/7 communications, we receive bad news at any time and in any form, whether it’s an email, text message, Skype, Facetime, Facebook post, Twitter or even Facebook…Continue
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Q. When a dear friend died several months ago, many of her friends (including me) had no idea what had happened. She lived abroad (alone), but stayed in touch — until she didn’t. It was as if she had vanished. We were left in limbo with so many unanswered questions. We…Continue
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It’s only human to ask, “Am I doing the right thing?” However, frequency of cemetery…Continue
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A short video in honor of my Mother, Patricia Guinn McKool, who passed away suddenly November 5th, 2011. I miss her so much. Words can't even begin to convey the emptiness and pain that has encompasses our heart and souls since her sudden departure.
Until we meet again, Mom. I love you always and forever!
Added by Mark Manning on January 5, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Its been a struggle coping with this, I came across this site and kept reading... I thought I was alone, but looks like a piece of my family was taken, but granted a new family through those who have experienced a loss such as mine. My heart is open to those who need to talk to someone, I cannot say that I have the answers, but I know how it feels to hold everything in. Dont make the same mistake I did. Here is my story:
I was 15 when I lost My Father,a casual Sunday so I thought. I…Continue
They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies| William Penn
I had originally intended to make tonight’s posting about two books I have been reading — Heaven and Earth by…Continue
Added by Valerie Blair on September 8, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Too Often The Sadness
Too often the sadness, that never seems to be far away, returns to steal the brief interludes of happy, that often, yet intermittently presides. It’s a constant and unending battle, a tug of war with a formidable opponent: Death. The inevitability of one’s own demise is supplanted by the torturous agony of mind and space altering thoughts of the untimely and incomprehensible loss of my only child.…Continue
Added by Gina Kibiloski, Esq. on September 7, 2012 at 1:11am — No Comments
This blog and the ones that follow relate my own story of devastating loss and its wrecking ball effect on my rigid belief systems. It is an account of how my own…Continue
I was reflecting on the best book I read while trying to overcome grief. My vote would go to Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestseller,Eat, Pray, Love, which I think resonated with me more than many books on grief or emotions.
I picked up copy of Gilbert’s bestseller, right after it had been featured in The Wall Street Journal in 2008. This was a few months after our son abruptly died on an…Continue
Hello and thanks for stopping by to take a gander at my page. I'm new here, and am excited to be here to offer support to anyone needing it.
Let me begin by saying that losing a child or loved one is never easy. People deal with their own grief at different times and events in their lives. For instance, my son C.J. who was 2 years old in 1996 passed from Congestive Heart Failure. He was born in 1994 with…Continue
Added by Beth Hoff on May 25, 2012 at 9:48pm — No Comments
"A person who has children does not die." Nigerian proverb
My mother, Mary Parker Brown, passed away in March 2010 at the age of 72 following a nine month battle with leukemia. I do mean battle; she fought with everything she had—grit, will and focused strength. In spite of this disease occupying her body, God had blessed my mother with a sturdy internal and external frame that allowed her to stand against this leveling leukemia for as long as she did.
Added by Deborah Parker on March 11, 2012 at 1:42pm — No Comments
As I grieve the loss of Cody I thought of ways to remember my son and continue to pay it forward just like Cody always did for a lot of people with his kind heart.
I have created a fundraiser in…
Added by Carin~ Cody's Mom on February 17, 2012 at 8:46pm — No Comments
I lost my husband of 29 years in July 2009. Fifteen months before that, ironically, I had started a company called Shine On Brightly. It's an online gallery for memorial art (cremation urns, memorial portraits, memorial jewelry, etc.). After I experienced the loss of my husband, I really understood the need to honor the life of a loved one. Since I've been passionate about art all my life, I've found art to be an incredibly…Continue
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Maybe you feel like something you did or some neglect on your part caused your loved one's death. Guilt, whether real or imagined, is a normal reaction to grief which can be helpful in itself. Talking about how guilty you feel can provide a much needed release. No matter how much we love a person we cannot prevent time and unforeseen occurrences from befalling ourselves or those we love. Not getting one to a…Continue
Added by Christina on May 2, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
My son Jon passed away in 2003 at the age of 20. The tragedy of losing my child has in turn made me a more spiritual person. I believe that this is Jon's gift to me. Following his death I began to experience things that I knew were messages from my son. To share your story please visit www.thechildwelost.com God Bless you, Susan Casadei
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