July 2012 Blog Posts (34)

Thank you everyone for sharing your testimony

I have read all your beautiful letters that you have sent to me.

I feel so connected to you all.I want to respond to everyone of those letters.We are blessed that we can share all our problems and worries and mourning process. thank you for sharing with me.As soon as I get a grip of this site to understand it better I will be writing to all of you. We need to connected so that we can help each other out. Luv you all and God Bless to all of you. aida

Added by Aida (Lil Joe's mom) on July 13, 2012 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Grief Is a Marathon

On mile 23 my legs were ready to admit defeat. Mentally I was still focused on crossing that finish line, but my body was weary in the heat of the day. Walking 26.2 miles is not an easy feat, especially when you are out of shape and overweight. While I trained for this day, nothing prepares you for the actual event.

By mile 11 I had already learned that mental attitude was far more important than physical training. I witnessed people talk themselves out of the race. “I…


Added by Nancy Weil on July 13, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Comfort for Today

Can you imagine a time when the effects of death won't be here to burden us?  Well that's exactly what God promises in his Holy Word the Bible.  Meditate on these verses today and may they bring you Comfort, Hope and Peace.

(Isaiah 25:8) He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. And the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for Jehovah himself has spoken…


Added by Margaret Lopez on July 10, 2012 at 7:46am — No Comments

Tips on Coping with Grief

When a loved one passes, it’s human nature to remember only the good things about that person. In fact, if you were to think about anything negative, it might seem dishonorable to him or her. However, the truth is that each of us is human and, therefore, we each possess human failings.

No one is perfect; no one is a…


Added by Ellen Gerst on July 9, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Aiming high vs. knowing your limits.

I was a senior in high school when both my twin brother and my dad passed away. In my head I thought this wouldn't affect how I would preform in school. I was taking 3 A.P. classes and balancing a job as well. Winter trimester I did drop A.P calc, anyone balancing 3 A.P classes and a job would be struggling right?. Spring trimester I accomplished striat A's with exception to a C in A.P Physics. This whole…


Added by Kay on July 8, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Talking about it II.

It's Been about 15 months since my dad died and 22 months since lance my twin Brother died. For the longest time no one talked about what happened and thier names were not mentioned often. It was uncomfortable to mention thier names in normal conversation.  I was afraid that too many questions would be asked. This bothered me because I was afraid that they would be forgotton.

I am not yet to the point where I feel comfortable talking about how they died, but I can talk about them. I…


Added by Kay on July 7, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Being Close

After Lossing a couple of my family members I have had this craving to form new relaionships with more distant familly and work harder to develope more friendships. I am finding it seemingly impossible not to pull away when ever I start to get close. An example would be is I want to try to be closer to my grandparents, but when ever I am at their house I never leave my room, and decline invites to participate in familly activites. I am not really sure how to change this. I get overwhelmed by…


Added by Kay on July 6, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Mourning my Matt

I am grieveing the loss of my beautiful son, whom I lost in April 2011 in a tragic accident. He was 34 years old, his name is Matt and my heart is broken. He loved life, was a huge presence in our home and  had a kind and caring soul. We saw him on a daily basis and he filled our house with his laughter, wit, and love. Getting through each day is a struggle. Going back to the outside world was and is painful. There are reminders of the loss everywhere, emotional landmines that I have…


Added by Kathleen on July 5, 2012 at 11:01pm — 2 Comments

37 years on death row

Today was a day out of hell for Vicky.  She is deadly pale - she actually has a ghostlike appearance.  She was so ill that she was unable to take pain medication and now her pain is out of control. 

If I am having a hard time with this how must this poor child feel?  HOW CAN SHE CARRY ON??? 

Jared has withdrawn completely!   Rene, Jared's councillor managed to…


Added by Tersia M Burger on July 5, 2012 at 1:43pm — No Comments

a poem sent from a friend to me to try to help me in my grief

A friend sent this to me and it seemed good enough to share.  I hope it is ok

by Edgar Guest

"I'll lend yu for a little time a child of mine,"

He said,

"For you to love the while he lives and mourn for when he dead.

"It may be six or seven years, or twenty two or three.

"But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?

"He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and shall his stay be brief.

"You'll have his lovely memories as…


Added by kathy andrews on July 4, 2012 at 1:19am — No Comments

lost without my mom

my mom died unexpectedly may 3rd and i'm lost. i don't know how to go on.

Added by lori on July 3, 2012 at 5:39pm — 4 Comments

First Vacation as a Widow

Q. My husband died a while ago, and I’m thinking about taking my first vacation without him. Can you suggest trips or activities that might work? Are there special issues I should consider?

The answer is yes—and yes. We’re all different and have different needs, interests and preferences.  But these are key questions to think about:

1) Should you go alone or with someone you know? Some of us feel comfortable vacationing alone, especially…


Added by Florence Isaacs on July 3, 2012 at 3:00pm — 12 Comments

Brotherhood and Family

Tasha and Jun have been family for over ten years.  Jun, short for Junior and because I refuse to spell his nick-name with an "e", was my partner in the 12th District when I was still in uniform.  For nearly four years, we save each other's butts on more than one occasion.  Jun is Alaina's God-Father; Tasha is Charlotte's God-Mother.  Almost every Christmas,…


Added by Martin Connors on July 2, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What Not to Say in Sympathy Notes

Years ago I had the opportunity to read condolence notes sent to a friend upon the death of her teenage daughter. There were hundreds of sympathy cards and handwritten notes, many of them thoughtfully and beautifully written. But to this day, there was one that still disturbs me.


The sender, an old friend, expressed her condolences. But she went on to mention that she was sitting in her home office working on her expense reports. Her next door neighbor was having…


Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on July 2, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

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