October 2010 Blog Posts (51)

One of the last pictures of my son at his sisters wedding

Added by Lauree Lage on October 21, 2010 at 2:06pm — No Comments

How to write a sympathy note when you never met the deceased

A friend’s mother dies or a colleague’s daughter is killed in a car accident. You’re touched by the loss, but you’ve never met the deceased. We all know it’s important to reach out to the bereaved and extend comfort, but how do you write a condolence letter for someone you don’t know?

When someone dies, all the bereaved have left are their memories. Sympathy notes that express your condolences bring needed comfort to the bereaved. The most…


Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on October 21, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Going to Carve a Pumpkin

Going to Carve a Pumpkin

Just for my dad, on Halloween,

I'm carving a pumpkin.

When I was little,

dad used to carve a pumpkin for me.

I remember how he did EVERYTHING,

to most minute detail.

I may go to his house, on All Hallows Eve,

to get that one last feeling of how we used to celebrate.

It's true, when they say, ""little things, mean the…

Added by Jane McKee Varley on October 20, 2010 at 1:43pm — No Comments


this was my husban's favorite time of year. He loved the outdoors going hunting, and I would go with him just to be out with him. It's such a pretty time of year, and I hope he can still see it from heaven. It's coming up on 10 months since he left to go to heaven. I find this fall and winter will be hard the first one with out him. I hope he knows how much I miss him and love him and wish he were still here. I wish cancer would get cancer and die, so nobody else has to go through this.

Added by Paulette on October 19, 2010 at 8:49am — 1 Comment

Missing my baby, too.

Hello Janice. I totally understand how you feel. I loss my son six years ago 14 Nov 04. He was killed in Iraq. There is not a day that I don't think about him and his dad, I lost him on 23 May 04. I understand your pain because I too felt physical pain. Literally, my heart ached 'like it was broken'. I have been in a state of denial because my son was stationed so far from home and was away on three deployments in three years that I expect to see him come home any day now. I know it is not…


Added by Martina C. Burger on October 19, 2010 at 8:12am — No Comments

Jason's grave on his first birthday in heaven

Added by Susan Jason's Mom on October 18, 2010 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Time and time again

Time and time...

...again we set our sites on goals unatainable

yet the journey proceeds in ways which nare a gone go,

upwards towards the darkness that transends the sences of mind

and emotion.

Never reaching that for which is protected dearly in our heart

while yet fearing that for which cannot truely break but pain each so,

while teaching our soul that sacrifice is as hurtful as mindless actions

of tomorrows unknown.



Added by Leonard Shick on October 17, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Healing Power of Forgiveness by Mary Zemites

When we suffer the death of someone we love, we experience mental,

emotional and physical distress. In this fragile state, it is likely

that we will feel resentment, indignation or anger. Sometimes these

feelings may be the result of a perceived offense or difference with

someone we know. Even, perhaps, with our deceased loved one.

During the final stages of my husband’s illness and after his death, I

remember being surprised at the support and kindness of… Continue

Added by In Time Of Sorrow on October 16, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Missing my baby

Hello everyone, I need to express what I'm going through currently. I'm in such turmoil at this time. I miss my baby so much..his birthday is coming up soon (Oct 22nd) he will be 29yrs old. My heart is so heavy with grief that I can barely function properly. My heart still aches because I miss him so much...even though I lost him March 2009, it still feels like yesterday. I don't… Continue

Added by Janice on October 16, 2010 at 11:28am — 3 Comments

My wife passing

My wife died 6 months ago and I haven't really talked about it since it happened. I don't know what I want anymore. We'd been together for 5 years, we met abroad, she is from VA and i'm from England, we lived abroad for a while then in England for a couple of years until we decided we'd move and settle in VA, so we seperated while the paperwork was being processed and she got a job + apartment sorted while I continued work at home and saved for the move.

After 6 months of…


Added by Brian on October 16, 2010 at 7:29am — 3 Comments

My grandma was a wonderful woman

Her name was June, and died of ovarian cancer almost a month ago. She was my hero, and my champion. She was all that a little girl could ask for in a grandmother. I miss her more than i could ever imagine. She was the only person who was always there for me, and always found something to praise me about. She told the same stories over and over again, but she was so full of life. I just wish i could talk to her again. Now that she is gone, it feels like my life is worthless, like it doesn't… Continue

Added by Katie Martin on October 14, 2010 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Do You Know My Son By Trudy Leggett 01-08-2002

I wrote this in 2002 for Nathan. I was having horror-filled nightmares 5-6 times a week about not being able to find him or when I did I couldn't get to him and it was always too late. My family and neighbors were all very sympathetic. I awoke them with screaming in my sleep several times a week. I tried all kinds of medication and nothing worked. Writing helped.....a little.

In loving memory of Nathan Glenn Leggett

Do You Know My Son

Do you know my son, I asked…


Added by Trudy Leggett on October 14, 2010 at 9:38am — No Comments

Writing an Obituary

How to write and publish a meaningful obit


Q. My aunt, a woman of great accomplishment, is dying. She was very good to me throughout my life, and as her closest living relative I want to write an obituary for her now and have it ready to send to our local newspaper when the time comes. How can I make the obituary as special as she is?

A. One of the best obituaries I’ve ever read was the one that appeared in the New York Times last June…


Added by Florence Isaacs on October 14, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Can You Hurry Through Grief?

Death, divorce, loss of a job, loss of a home, loss of community standing ... these are different types of losses, but they all take their toll on the human spirit. For some, it makes them grow stronger and more resilient; for others, each loss weighs more heavily upon the shoulders until one feels beaten up and downtrodden.

During these times of loss, one may feel uneasy about his or her place in this world. The world has tilted, and one must transition or change into a new person… Continue

Added by Ellen Gerst on October 13, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

A day I won't forget

Today would have been my Mom's 81st birthday. It is also the day I wrote and finished her obituary. Its been two weeks since she passed away and I couldn't bring myself to write and finish an obituary for her. I could not write a word for over 8 days...it just hurt too much. But for some reason I woke up this morning at 4am and finished her obituary. How strange and sad that her birthday was the day I wrote it. I don't know what made me do it this morning...perhaps she told me to get it behind… Continue

Added by Dottie's Daughter on October 12, 2010 at 11:10pm — No Comments

I Can Sing a Rainbow – Thinking Beyond Pink during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Legacy.com team member Jessica shares Breast Cancer Awareness Month reflections.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and pink is all around – in newspapers, on storefronts, even on NFL players. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American women,…


Added by LegacyConnect on October 11, 2010 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Poetic Marketer

**********Please, check-out Poetic Marketer via Google's home page!!!

********It's seven months today, the 10th & I know oh-so-well I need to expand my network with others, you know BRANCHING-OUT & the strong-heavy desire to move into a smaller place, that'll be my own personal habitat is ever-so-strong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added by Liz Minvielle on October 11, 2010 at 2:21am — No Comments

I Dream of You

Sometimes in my dreams you come to me, honey. I get a chance to talk to you and feel your arms around me and hold you again. I get to ask your opinion about things and to really talk to you. The other day I had to ask your opinion about something and you must have known how much I was missing you because you came to me right away and stayed with me for hours while I slept. We had a chance to discuss the issues that I'm facing and (real… Continue

Added by Colleen on October 9, 2010 at 10:03pm — No Comments

today is the start of another long weeken, I am not looking forward to the fall or winter. Fall was his time of year, hunting season and I use to go with him just to be with him. He was my best frien…

today is the start of another long weeken, I am not looking forward to the fall or winter. Fall was his time of year, hunting season and I use to go with him just to be with him. He was my best friend and partner we were inseparble. This is what makes it so hard, we both use to say,I don't know what life would be without you, I'll tell you it is a very lonely life without him. Continue

Added by Paulette on October 8, 2010 at 9:52pm — No Comments

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