February 2013 Blog Posts (26)

Who’d You Be Today?

I see your smile,

I see your face,

I hear you laughing in the rain.

I still can't believe you're gone.

                                                                                                          ~William Luther & Aimee Mayo

Who’d You Be Today?…


Added by Martin Connors on February 28, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

My name is Sherry Gayton Im 44 years oldI am the mother of 3 children Scotty which was 24 Dillon who is now 20 His future wife Carly  and my heaven sent angel Cheyenne who is 6 (she is our life line …

My name is Sherry Gayton Im 44 years oldI am the mother of 3 children Scotty which was 24 Dillon who is now 20 His future wife Carly  and my heaven sent angel Cheyenne who is 6 (she is our life line gave us all three a reason to keep living) I have 2 grandson Phillip which is Scotty he is 5 months now and Blaine which is Dillon and Carlys little one and he is 2 weeks old I lost my husband  Talmadge on jan 5 2004 and it been 9 years and i'm still coping and greiving  We were a happy family we…


Added by Sherry Lynn Gayton on February 27, 2013 at 10:34am — No Comments



I watch the ripples change their size

But never leave the stream

Of warm impermanence and

So the days float through my eyes

But still the days seem the same

~David Bowie


After Timmy died, I found it hard to go into his bedroom.  I could still smell his scent – the body wash, deodorant, and even his musk and sweat on the sheets.  I could almost hear his laughter from…


Added by Martin Connors on February 26, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Socializing with Grieving Parents

Q. The 16-year-old son of friends committed suicide a week ago. My wife and I are thinking about inviting them to attend a social event coming up next month and wonder whether that is an appropriate thing to do. Is it too soon after the death, and would it seem as if we don’t recognize the depth of their grief? Or not?


The death of a child is unimaginable agony for the parents. Your children are supposed to outlive you, and the enormity of the loss just…


Added by Florence Isaacs on February 26, 2013 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Memories going two dementional

Added by Mark Manning on February 25, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Shock Of It All

It was about 4 p.m. Saturday when my husband called while on an errand. He received a call from a family member, stating that he needed to get to his nephew's house right away; something is terribly wrong!

The words I heard were "Jeremy is dead!" I sat there, stunned, as if someone had punched me in the stomach. Jeremy? "What happened?" I asked. My husband said he wasn't sure what was going on yet, and that he'd call me back soon. I called my mother in Colorado and spoke with…


Added by Diane Milligan on February 25, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Heart broken after losing my Dad

I am probably one of the few females on the planet that cannot express emotions properly. My Dad passed away on 1/3/13, and I have been battling an uphill battle of anger/pain/guilt ever since. My father died at a very young age of 55 years old abruptly, having a heart attack and was gone. Words cannot describe how difficult this has been for me, being only 28 years old. Being younger and losing grandparents it does break your heart a bit, but…


Added by Mal on February 22, 2013 at 8:28pm — No Comments


                                                   THE WAVE

Standing near the water

The grief wave struck,

Tossing me around

There’s no way to duck.

Pounding of the water

Finally did subside,

Up for air I came

There’s no-where to hide.

Wave comes when it comes

Regular as the tide,

So go with the flow

Hang on for a ride.

In the calm water

Remember a great…


Added by nate eustis on February 21, 2013 at 10:33am — 1 Comment


It's been five years since Scott went away.  I can't tell you'll how much I love him, I go crazy at times and cry and throw things.  I drink too much,  I went to the doctor and she wanted to put me in Our Lady of Peace because I cried in her office.  I can't keep a job because I can't concentrate sometimes on what I should be doing.  Just tell me how should a mother act who lost a son . Put it on the back burner and go about your way,  should I put all his pictures away so I can't see his…


Added by shirley zurschmeide on February 21, 2013 at 8:05am — 2 Comments

Good-Bye, Hello and Good-Bye

One of my resolutions this year is A Drawer A Day – trying to weed through and edit out clutter – clothes, kitchen utensils, books, cosmetics, candles, shoes, scarves, CDs, old tax returns and even photographs. You know how you might have five versions of the same photo, with only slight variations? I now sit in front of the fire and MAKE myself pick one!


Because I am an inveterate clipper, my files on death, funerals, grieving, obituaries, rituals,…


Added by Susan Soper on February 19, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

just existing


it has been almost 6 months since my Eddie died.  He was 14 yrs old and i found him dead on my living room floor.  I don't know what to think anymore.  I have missed so many days at work and of course, i am on my final write up, I was told that I don't have any initiave anymore, you think, just getting here most days is an accomplishment.  My days are filled with despair and I cry just about every day, some days are better than others, but no such thing as a good day.  Oh did i…


Added by deborah a hollingsworth on February 19, 2013 at 5:30am — 2 Comments


Our family set up a scholarship at Ivy Tech Community College for Early Childhood Education students. We have had many donations and I am honored and grateful. I am on the selection committee to choose a winner. I hope I am up to the task. I am proud but at the same time sad.

Added by Brenda Ambrose on February 17, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Mass today

This mornings Mass was for my Maria. As soon as Priest announced it was for Maria, I started crying. Maria's two great friends from HS were with me and I was able to continue with Mass. After we went to breakfast. It was so nice to be with these friends as we could talk about Maria. Today, was the first time I went out on my own  for entertainment. I went to an afternoon movie. It's odd, when Maria was here, I could go out by myself and not think anything of it. Now, since she is gone, going…


Added by nate eustis on February 16, 2013 at 6:14pm — 1 Comment

Saying Goodbye to my Step-Father

Daryl Petton (1953 - 2013)


Petton, Daryl Eugene Age 59, of Quinlan, TX went home to be with The Lord on February 9, 2013. He was born in Dallas, Texas on April 22, 1953. He was a veteran who…


Added by Mark Manning on February 15, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Everything has changed but yet nothing has changed.

So it's been a year and a half since my little brother took his life.  What has changed?  Well everything has changed but yet nothing has changed.  Everyday I wake up thinking about him. Every day I cry and wonder what might have been. I still pick up the phone when I see something off the wall funny and I still crack up thinking about all of the crazy stuff we used to do.  The one thing that has changed is where I go to visit you.  :(

Added by Debbie Callahan on February 14, 2013 at 6:32pm — No Comments

My kids grandma died on my daughter birthday she was our world she no longer here she died Jan 22 2013 she had lukeima she died from her third stroke she was loved and will be missed

My kids grandma died on my daughter birthday she was our world she no longer here she died Jan 22 2013 she had lukeima she died from her third stroke she was loved and will be missed Continue

Added by Tarnicea Johnson on February 14, 2013 at 9:27am — No Comments

valentine day

i miss my kids grandma

Added by Tarnicea Johnson on February 14, 2013 at 9:20am — No Comments

My Mom's Sudden Death

My Mom had been taking care of my Dad who has been sick since June 2012.  I would help her in between my work hours.  Fortunately we all live in the same house.  I would do all of the cooking for the household and take care of my Dad's meds.  My parents had set up living quarters in our finished basement for themselves and my husband and I live in the main part of the house.  I would drive them to where they needed to go, as my Dad hadn't been driving since he got sick.

On Tuesday…


Added by Donna Totin on February 13, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Thinking of others on Valentine’s Day

When my children were young we visited my mom on Valentine’s Day. My mom lived in a retirement community and I knew many of her neighbors probably wouldn’t be celebrating Valentine’s Day so I thought we’d do something thoughtful. I had my daughters help bake and decorate valentine cookies and we packed them with ribbons. While visiting my mom, the girls walked…


Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on February 13, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Widow at a Party

Q.  I’m invited to a big party and have mixed feelings about attending. Part of me wants to attend, but I’m also afraid I won’t fit in. My husband died four months ago and this is my first big social event that isn’t strictly family. I’m worried about what to say and whether to mention that I’m a widow. Any suggestions?


You’re facing a new social…


Added by Florence Isaacs on February 12, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

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