May 2012 Blog Posts (69)

My grandson

Having never done anything like this before (in so many areas of my life now ) I don't quite know how to go about connecting with others who feel the unstopping pain that I do right now and have for the past eleven months.

My grandson, Christopher, was 11 yrs. old when he drowned this past June 3, 2011.  He was on summer vacation from school for three hours when this happened.  There was a pool party to celebrate the end of school that morning and he went.  Chris knew how to swim, so…

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Added by Mary Ann Jablonski on May 16, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments

Science versus religion

I haven't found much solace in religion, although I've looked.  But I have found a bit of comfort in quantum physics, of all places.  Under some variants of the many-worlds theory, there's a whole set of worlds where you and I are still together, and your cancer never returned, or returned in a fully treatable form.  So, even though I can't be with you, somewhere and "somewhen" else there's a version of me and a version of you living out the rest of our days in blissful harmony.  I just wish…

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Added by George Bragg on May 16, 2012 at 9:45am — No Comments

HAPPY 25TH BIRTHDAY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN ON YOUR 25TH YEAR.

 WE MISS YOU SO MUCH AND STILL CAN'T BELIEVE YOU ARE NOT HERE EVEN AFTER 3 PLUS YEARS. WE STILL WILL ASK WHY WHY WHY? AND NEVER GET AN ANSWER UNTIL MAYBE WHEN WE JOIN YOU AND THEN IT WON'T MATTER ANYMORE. 

 

THERE IS NOT MUCH MORE FOR ME TO SAY THAT HAS NOT BEEN SAID. WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE AND MISS YOU SO KEEP ON SHINING DOWN AND WATCH OVER THE LIL ONES.

 

I HOPE YOUR FRIENDS ARE THE ONES ON THIS SITE THAT HAVE LEFT…

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Added by JOYCE MASHER, 4 Amy 5158791808 on May 15, 2012 at 2:15am — No Comments

Direction for Your Loved Ones

When something happens to you, where do they start?

On a sunny spring morning, my husband and I relaxed on a train crossing France, enjoying the scenery, our books, and cappuccinos. After 10 days of vacation, we were still, serene, and looking forward to time with family.

 

At the same time, at our route’s end, my daughter was increasingly concerned about our whereabouts and arrival. To my (later) chagrin, I had forgotten to forward our itinerary…

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Added by Melanie Cullen on May 14, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Lost my dad and bff on 4/28/12.... how long does this anquish last?

Added by HEather Brennan on May 14, 2012 at 12:47am — No Comments

Sorry I have not been back until now.

Sorry I have not been back until now. After my last post I suffered a pretty sever breakdown. My wife Carol thought that she was going to have to bury me along with Leah. Leah's death that horrible day in April 2011 really ripped my sense of security to shreds. Then having all the holidays come up that Leah loved; Halloween, Christmas, New Years, that was almost to much to handle. Only because I am so much like Leah or she was so much like me.

Carol and I knew that mental illness ran on…

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Added by thomas piteo on May 13, 2012 at 10:55pm — 1 Comment

Tegan Amber

Hi, I am Tegan's Mum (Bernadine or Pepe to my friends). My daughter Tegan took her life on the 10th of May 2011. And my life has been affected in every possible way. Even though it is 12 months ago, time has stood still for me. People have said to me, it will get better in time but time means nothing. Time, all it means to me is it has been 12 months since I seen her, touched her or spoke or kissed her. It reminds me of the time I haven't seen her, not how it is 12 months now and I should be…

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Added by Bernadine on May 12, 2012 at 3:17am — No Comments

MOTHERS' DAY 2012

Well, Amy, here I am again, going thru another Mothers' day without you here. I miss your cards that you would pick out for me after reading a hundred of them. Your phone call, your face with that smile that lights up a room and makes others smile when they see you.

Dad is having a hard time lately and some days he scares me. He doesnt want to go on at times with all the crap going on but you not being here is the worst.

We still dont understand how or why you are not here.…

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Added by JOYCE MASHER, 4 Amy 5158791808 on May 12, 2012 at 12:26am — 1 Comment

Alone

Well, I am alone as always. My sister, my BFF, passed away suddenly on New Year's Eve 2011. I am so sick of being defined by that awful day. I just want her back. I am angry for all of the things that should have been that are now not meant to be. Does anyone else feel this way?

Added by Erin on May 11, 2012 at 11:42pm — No Comments

Don't

This is a blog I recently made about a video I uploaded on the death day anniversary of someone I knew for only a very short time, but cared about so much.

Video and blog text belong together, so I would be happy if you'd check out both of them, being called "Don't".

Added by Michael Eckstorm on May 11, 2012 at 6:51pm — No Comments

I'm a mom, a grieving mom...not a super hero!

I lost my oldest child and only son on January 30th.  Just over 3 short months ago.  This weekend I will face my first Mother's Day without either my son and my mom has been gone for some time now.  I feel so utterly alone!  I feel as if the rest of the world has moved on, forgotten about him and forgotten my pain.    When I express my pain I'm told that  I have to be strong because I still have a beautiful daughter and husband who need me.   This just makes me feel worse!  Now I feel guilty…

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Added by Lori Jones-Andy's mom on May 11, 2012 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Memories of Mom

This
Mother's Day weekend, we will be remembering those who are missing their mothers and grandmothers, and all the bereaved mums missing their children.

 

Find community and support on LegacyConnect, as well as helpful advice and thoughtful reflections from Legacy.com's…

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Added by LegacyConnect on May 11, 2012 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

First Mother's Day without Mom

Rochelle Bozman and son Journalists are great carriers and receivers of information – particularly when it comes to news about each other. We tend to stick together. Facebook has made that even easier to trade information, tidbits, blog postings and personal news whether happy or sad.



Last fall, one of my former colleagues at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution died – a single mom leaving a 10-year-old adopted…

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Added by Susan Soper on May 11, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Is It Possible To Find Closure After Loss?





Closure! Isn't that what we all want when we've been…

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Added by Ellen Gerst on May 11, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Collards and Caviar: An Obituary with Flair

Ruth Duvall Clark As Mother’s Day approaches, there are lots of children, mothers, sisters, spouses who are missing a woman who meant everything to them. Everything. In many cases, their obituaries probably did not reflect enough about them – their core being – to really illustrate the impact of their lives or the voids they left.



Unfortunately, as the cycle of life proves over and over, there are also…

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Added by Susan Soper on May 10, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

As Mother's Day Approaches............

m_b8a4eefa692540b4888f1f29090c935f.jpgmCASYZQM1.jpg75301_165522736802498_100000343183842_409980_7633956_n.jpgWell for most of the past few years , I usually spent the…

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Added by Freddie Reyes on May 8, 2012 at 2:53am — No Comments

Hello, WithoutTim

Hi,

I lost my oldest son, Tim, age 18 at the time, to suicide 4 years ago. I live in Southern Monmouth County in NJ where we have suffered a contagion of teen/young adult suicides, which unfortunately, started with Tim. I am grateful that my family consisting of myself, my husband and my two younger sons, currently ages 21 and 18, are doing well. I am active in my community and I'm almost done writing a book.

My book - "Without Tim: A Son's Fall to Suicide, A Mom's Rise from…

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Added by Lisa Schenke on May 7, 2012 at 7:01pm — No Comments

I got married

I was so happy to have moved on and discovered my life really wasn't over. I found a wonderful new man when I moved to the Upstate and we got married 3 weeks ago. We took a trip to Texas to meet a couple of his children from a previous marriage and it was so nice. They accepted me and seem glad I am making their father happy. Life does move forward and though I know its a difficult transition, I hope you will all come to realize you can be happy somewhere down your roads too. Love and hugs…

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Added by Kathy King Kates on May 7, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments

Mother’s Day Gifts

It’s hard not to think about my mom on Mother’s Day but this year, it would be impossible. Not only is it the day of the year that we honor our mothers but this year, Mother’s Day falls on my birthday, so it’s the day my mother gave birth to me.



So how am I remembering my mom? Lately, I’ve been thinking about her wisdom. How wise she was and what wonderful advice she gave. When I had a problem, she listened. In my younger days, she had a habit of telling me what to do and…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on May 7, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Missing My HUBBY

Hi, everyone. On Friday my daughter & I retrieved the ambulance report for my husband Jessie. I have been putting it off for weeks. The horrific details(the time line) left me sick to my stomach. My Jessie fell about 8-10feet from his work truck and hit his head.  I can't eat and definitely have NOT slept a full night since March 3.I miss him immensely. My heart is truly broken. My Jessie did as many do each day. He got up and went to work to provide for his family and never came home;…

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Added by Dee on May 6, 2012 at 7:56pm — No Comments

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