July 2010 Blog Posts (56)

Moving for the Third Time in Six Months

Hello everyone,

I have made a critical life decision recently. I have been living with my son, his wife and my grandson for the last six months. We all moved in together in Nashville, TN thinking that it would be good for me to be around my closest family. It was OK in the beginning because I really was numb and had no clue which way to turn. Now, after six months has passed, I am beginning to realize that I need a life of my own again. I love my family, but they need to be on their… Continue

Added by Shelia Painter on July 19, 2010 at 2:52pm — No Comments

My Dad passed away 5/14/2010

My beautiful mom passed away 2/25/2010 my dad died inside when she passed.We aall knew his life was her together 56 years. As teenagers marrried through life together He died of the same dreadful disease lung cancer. Spread to the brain. He was a unique ,smart,strong man taught us alot . Mom was te soft one. I miss them both terribly. I will never be the same. I cry daily the pain is too much too bear. Will it ever get easier? I believe in God and Heaven and just hope and pray we will meet… Continue

Added by Linda on July 18, 2010 at 6:31pm — No Comments

my son,, x

i lost my son 9 months ago,, the pain gets sorer everyday, i never imagined i could feel such pain, i miss him more and more each day that comes,, my life died the day i lost john,, i have to try and be strong for my other 4 sons,,, but it's so hard living without him xx John couldnt cope with his life anymore not getting to see his wee boy regularly , it drove him crazy ............he couldnt see a way out of it, he loved his wee boy more than life itself .. he just couldnt see himself being… Continue

Added by caroline cummings on July 18, 2010 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Still the Pain and Anger is there.

It's been 7 months. It is worse than ever the pain, however now I am angry. My life is collapsing around me. My marriage is going and I am in despair. I am angry all the time and I can't help it. I see my daughter every day in pictures and items and her baby son. When you lose your child it is the worse pain imaginable, I don't wish this on anyone. For the rest of my life the pain will be here, I just don't understand why God took my daughter, how can I have the faith when this pain is so bad.… Continue

Added by Kelly's Mom on July 18, 2010 at 3:03pm — 2 Comments

Missing Mom 4 years later

As I sit watching one of her favorite TV shows, my mind wonders to my Mom. Remembering how we would comment on how each room was decorated. What we liked, didn't like and what we would have done differently. Now I have no one to discuss this with. I miss my best friend. Although people keep telling me it gets easier with time, for me it hasn't. I miss you mom, and wish you were here to talk to.

Added by Jan on July 18, 2010 at 11:53am — No Comments

(I was a brother) Emptiness fills

Marcus, the youngest sibling of three decided to take his life in the early morning hours, 9 months and 1 day ago. Being apart from him he did it in my old room, the only one in the house. Memories within those walls are both haunting and comforting since that's the only place we've ever lived. One memory is of us sitting on my computer, and being artists I would show him techniques I learned using the basic paint program to create graphic visuals. I once showed him a finished portrait of…


Added by Dastan on July 17, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments


everyday is a new day and yes i have moments i miss our sweet jacob israel that passed to heaven gates on june 10,2010 i was only 7months preg.i know he is fine up above but as for me just need to focus on life and god to be ok. i will for ever miss our son jacob israel but forever in my heart that is what keeps me going .i have so much support from my husband family ,friends,and most of all my 2 little kiddos that i love so dear to help at this time always teliing me jacob is ok up above!

Added by niki corona on July 17, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

When planning a funeral, don't forget the music!

Hi, my name is Kali Dobson. I am no stranger to grief. I have helped plan several funerals, including my own brother's. Recently, I was priveledged to sing at my boyfriends Step Dad's funeral.

I am a professional singer and have sung at too many funerals to count. I was amazed at this particular funeral at the smiling faces when I was singing. There is nothing like music to soothe the soul.

If you are in the midst of planning a funeral or memorial service and you would like to… Continue

Added by Kali Dobson on July 17, 2010 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Too soon

On July 5, 2010 my husband of 27 years was suddenly taken from me due to a heart attack at the age of 51. Just 6 months earlier he had been hospitalized for 3 days for chest pains... on a heart monitor the entire time, several EKG's, ultrasounds of heart, stress tests... they sent him home saying it was ACID REFLUX and not to worry about it. Now, he is gone because of heart disease... something the hospital should have taken care of. I believe they did nothing because we did not have insurance… Continue

Added by TINA GREER on July 17, 2010 at 8:35am — 6 Comments

I am alone in feeling like this?

I lost both my mom and dad to cancer. Although I have a wonderful husband and two happy boys, why do I feel so alone? For the last two years I have been running around taking care of my family and working, but I always have this hole inside me that I can't fill not matter how hard I try! I've come to realize, recently, that I need to talk to people who are dealing with similar circumstances and how they are coping?

Added by N.-Renée on July 16, 2010 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Taking Photos at Funerals

Is it okay to take pictures at a funeral?

Q. What is your opinion of taking pictures at funerals? I feel that many mourners do not notice who was in attendance and photos are something that can help in the grieving process and later on. Also when is the timing appropriate to take photos?

A. We’ve all seen newspaper and TV photos taken at the funerals of luminaries, such as U.S. presidents and other prominent…


Added by Florence Isaacs on July 15, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

The Heart of the Matter

In every heart there is love of some kind,when pain enters it puts stress on that heart and the person can only think of the pain that has invaded their space,so it is when we lose our children we see the love we have and the pain that's the invader whom we hate with a passion,that's how we feel now our children are gone and we have to wrestle with this enemy called pain and pain it is and the days come faster then and the nights are longer and lonely so I say to all my friends who share this… Continue

Added by Rev.James Durden on July 14, 2010 at 10:14pm — No Comments

missing my parents.

I lost my beautiful mother in May of 2002. Still not over this. Miss her dearly each and everyday. Lost my father March 24, 2010. Miss him so much. Not a day goes by that I don't think of him. Had to clean out his home, which was my childhood home to get it ready to sell. Very depressing. 50 years of memories. Packed up, some sold, lots thrown away. Very depressed. My mother was only 60 when she passed, Dad was 70. I lost them both at such young ages. I keep a message on my phone answering… Continue

Added by wendy on July 14, 2010 at 7:48pm — 1 Comment

Crying hurts my face.

Dear Mom,
This may seem silly, but I realized yesterday why I hate crying and do my best to avoid it. Crying hurts my face, really irritating my skin, so much so that my skin is impacted for days after I cry. This does nothing to release emotion and I've noticed that I work hard to contain my emotions, thus I am left exhaused and feeling numb.
I love you.

Added by Christy on July 14, 2010 at 7:13pm — No Comments

7 Years Ago Today

Dear Mom,

You left me seven years ago today. I still cannot believe it has been seven years, nor can I believe that I still miss you just as much, if not more.

I am so tired of feeling sad. I don't want to feel sad anymore, but I just can't seem to shake it. I can't get used to a life without you. I wonder if I still feel so bad about you leaving because I didn't allow myself to really feel your loss in the first place. I spent so much time and energy trying to keep it… Continue

Added by Christy on July 13, 2010 at 10:28pm — No Comments

I am so lonely

My Brad passed away on August 5, 2009. It was very sudden, he left to go to the store and the minute he left our subdivision (35 seconds later) he suffered cardiac arrest and was gone. I heard sirens and had a sick feeling in my stomach for a few seconds and then my neighbor came over to ask if Brad was home, I said no but he would be right back, thinking she needed help with something as Brad helped everyone out. She had a funny look on her face and said there was an accident and there was a… Continue

Added by bc on July 13, 2010 at 8:20am — 7 Comments

Losing My Mom

I'm a 32 year old female. I lost my mom approximately 7 weeks ago (13 days after my 32 bday and 3 weeks before my parents 35th wedding anniversary). My mom was my best friend, my go to person. I cant begin to explain how great my mom was. My dad and I were never close, I'm an only child so I'm left to support my dad and even though I have some friends that are supportive not many understand and I dont want to feel like Im a burden by talking about it all the time. I feel it consumes me. There's… Continue

Added by Tara on July 13, 2010 at 12:39am — 1 Comment

The Pain

My husband passed away Feb 28, 2010 suddenly with lung cancer. Did not know he had it till 6 days before he died. Every doctor he went to treated him for sinuses or allergies. He would have been 67 in April. I am still angry that we didn't find out till it was too late. He also had Congested Heart Failure. I never really got to say goodbye or did we get the chance to talk about what was happening to him. The pain is awful and miss him so much. The lonliness of him not being here with me hurts… Continue

Added by Nancy Medley Therrell on July 12, 2010 at 6:11pm — 2 Comments

How do I contact "Joy 2010"...........

I haven't learned to blog or my page yet and got a response from Joy 2010 but do not know how to retrieve her post to me and when I go to my page I can't find any post??????
Someone please help me with this.........?????

Added by Cindy S on July 12, 2010 at 5:49pm — No Comments

miss my sis sooooooooooo much

my name is barb, n my best friend,n big sis darlene passed away 5/09

Added by barbara on July 11, 2010 at 9:25am — No Comments

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