February 2012 Blog Posts (42)

Signs from our loved ones

We have a facebook group page for anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one and wonder if our loved ones can and do send us sign's and messages that they are still so very close to us.

Our facebook link is http://www.facebook.com/groups/223805824358789/ 

It's a place to share your experience's of loss and the different type's of sign's that our loved ones can and do send us.

Your welcome to just visit or…


Added by Guy Dusseault on February 29, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments

I’ll See You in My Dreams

There is an old song whose lyrics go, “I'll see you in my dreams, hold you in my dreams.” So many who have lost a loved one wish for this to happen. I remember going into work one day and being called to a friend’s office. Her father had died months before and tears were streaming down her face as she told me of her dream the night before. “He was there. My father stood in…


Added by Nancy Weil on February 28, 2012 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

It really is okay to laugh...I know my son would.

Kissed by an Angel- Why did God make lightening bugs?  My last post of the poem I got from this same page...this I found as I read further and I've actually smiled.  Felt guilty, how could I smile?  But I swear sometimes if you don't have a little laughter in your life you will go insane.  I learned that much when my mother was terminally ill..actually I grew up in a family who just often had a bad timing for humor…


Added by Lori Jones-Andy's mom on February 28, 2012 at 2:53am — No Comments

God's Child- by Edgar Guest

"I'll lend to you for a little time, A child of mine," God said, "For you to love while she lives And mourn for when she's dead."

"It may be six or seven years Or twenty-two or three, But will you till I call her back, Take care of her for me?"

"She'll bring her charms…


Added by Lori Jones-Andy's mom on February 28, 2012 at 2:21am — No Comments

And the oscar goes to...

This may sound crazy but I AM IN NO WAY STRONG!!!!!  Further it makes me feel like such a hypocrite when I hear friends tell me, and they are meaning it as a strong compliment I understand, that I am an amazingly strong woman, and such "compliments".  If they only knew!  It worries me that they may be getting a misconception of me as someone I'm not.  The person they are seeing is merely someone who is either silent or pleasantly agreeable simply to avoid conversation that might lead me to…


Added by Lori Jones-Andy's mom on February 28, 2012 at 2:13am — No Comments

Soul Mates

My husband collapsed and died 5th August 2010.   We were on holiday in a cottage in Yorkshire - no help.    The autopsy confirmed a catastrophic rupture of an aortic aneurysm - there were no warnings and he was in good health (we though).   They say he would have died instantly and even if they had had him in intensive care they could not have saved him.   He was, quite simply, my life and we were together 24 h/24.    I cannot get over it and just wish to be with him.    I pray there is an…


Added by Helen Duncan Hutchinson on February 27, 2012 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Too long for an "activity", but I like the quote

"There's this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It's the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me." (Gretchen Kemp)

Added by George Bragg on February 27, 2012 at 10:50am — No Comments

Bereavement Groups for Widows

Q. My husband died two months ago and my family says I should join a bereavement group. They’ve already found a group in my area. I don’t want to go because I don’t want to listen to other people’s sad stories. Am I just being stubborn as my brother says?

A. The question isn’t whether you’re stubborn or not. You feel the way you feel. It’s important to resist pressure from others to do something you don’t want to do. Some people find bereavement groups helpful,…


Added by Florence Isaacs on February 27, 2012 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Letting Go, Year Two

Wednesday marked Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten season. A year ago in this blog I embarked on what I knew would be a long road: learning to let go of what I couldn’t control. My goal was to work on something that I struggled with in daily life, a task that would make me a better person by the outcome. I still remember my friend Jennifer saying to me that if I figured out exactly how I was going to do it, to let her know. Quite honestly, at the time I didn’t know what I would…


Added by Michelle Rusk (Linn-Gust) on February 27, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Having Hope

Just a bit of my story.

My wife, although still with us has fought ovarian cancer for 20 years. There has been more than once in her 3 occurrences of cancer that we thought we were going to lose her.

My Oldest daughter has suffered through 2 ectopic pregnancies and 4 other miscarriages in the last several years.

Through all of this we lost my father in law (who I loved dearly) to the terrible disease Alzheimer's.

We had moved in with my in laws to… Continue

Added by Dennis Cole on February 25, 2012 at 7:33am — No Comments

Emotions, condolances and God

I've heard people say that emotions can be controlled.  I never believed it before and now I definitely do not.  We can choose what we do with our emotions and even that sometimes seems questionable to me

It's been almost a month since Andy passed.  That seems almost impossible.  To me I'm still going through the process of finding him, I'm not even sure I've accepted he's gone.  The Funeral is over and for so many life is back to normal and I"ve not even come close to the thought of…


Added by Lori Jones-Andy's mom on February 25, 2012 at 3:18am — 3 Comments

Am I grieving for Whitney Houston?

In this Nov. 22, 2009, file photo, singer Whitney Houston receives the International Artist Award onstage at the 37th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, has died, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. She was 48. (AP Photo - Matt Sayles, File) Is it possible to grieve for someone you don’t know? When they announced Whitney Houston’s death, I felt a deep sense of loss. I never saw or met Houston but I loved her music. Her songs were the soundtrack to many milestones in my life and I felt so sad at the tragic loss of so much talent at…


Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on February 24, 2012 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment


The most absurd apology for authority and law is that they serve to diminish crime. Aside from the fact that the State is itself the greatest criminal, breaking every written and natural law, stealing in the form of taxes, killing in the form of war and capital punishment, it has come to an absolute standstill in coping with crime. It has failed utterly to destroy or even minimize the horrible scourge of its own creation. ~Emma Goldman, Anarchism

Good lawyers know the law; great…


Added by ELOY CONRAD DURAN II on February 24, 2012 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Still grieving for My Dad

I'm sorry, everyone, but although it's been a little over 2 yrs, I still want my beloved Dad back!!!  I miss him terribly & since my 93 y.o. mother is in the same nursing home he was in, it kills me to visit her 3 times a week!  She's coherent, can feed herself, is aware of everything, but what will I do when she passes??????  I need help but don't know where to turn.

Thanks for listening.


Added by Karen on February 24, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments

miss you Daddy

Well we are coming up on my dad's birthday without him it was really hard over the holidays.I think about him everyday and all day.I put on my happy face for work and my family and then at night i just fall to pieces or when i'm alone.I'm always talking to him and just waiting to for a sign that's he's ok.Everything just happen so fast and sometimes i think that i can just pick up the phone and call him.I talked to him 3 to 4 times a week on the phone.I still can't go out to see him at the…


Added by Linda Jo Money on February 24, 2012 at 6:04am — No Comments

Why my Dad?

I recently lost my dad, and my family's superman on Dec 5, after he battled lung cancer for 2 years. Why did he get lung cancer is a question I ask-he didnt even smoke! He was a great husband, father, friend, Man! He was a hard worker, man of his word, man of great Faith! So why did he have to leave us?I recently lost my dad, and my family's superman on Dec 5, after he battled lung cancer for 2 years. Why did he get lung cancer is a question I ask-he didnt even smoke! He was a great husband,…


Added by Amanda Trevino on February 24, 2012 at 1:16am — No Comments

I went to school again today...

Today was my second day back at school, it was horrible and I don't feel like I can do it anymore but I cannot afford to start paying my student loans. My first class today was the same class where I first got a phone call from Tim's father telling me Tim was dead. I couldn't walk in the building for almost an hour. I sat outside alone sobbing, no one even approached me. I felt invisible it made me so upset. I kept thinking that Tim would text me and I could tell him what happened and he…


Added by Nicole Anastasio on February 21, 2012 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

Help Me Please...

A little over a week ago on Feb. 7th, my boyfriend Tim of 4 years died. He was 21 years old, he was my everything. The day started out completely normal, I left mine and Tim's little apartment for work in the morning, he didnt have to be into work until later. I had a lot to do that day (work, school, doctors) and he promised me when he came home that he was going to rub my feet. I kissed him goodbye not knowing that was the last time I would see him alive. Throughout the day I would sneak…


Added by Nicole Anastasio on February 21, 2012 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

A creative way to honor my son


 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 Cody’s honor to cover funeral expenses for other parents who have…


Added by Carin~ Cody's Mom on February 17, 2012 at 8:46pm — No Comments

What do I do now?

Last Friday night, my male companion and I were watching tv after a fun day; he had a heart attack and died enroute to hospital. He did not let me know how sick

he really was. Why didn't he tell me so I could be of more help to him?? My brother died Dec 1st last year,so he had been trying to take of me. I just wanted "space" to grieve for my brother and he was being patient with me....now I have too much space! Careful what you wish for.......

I must say though, he gave me… Continue

Added by Sandra Sue Sollien on February 16, 2012 at 8:03pm — No Comments

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