Grief is a subject a lot of people ignore in hopes it goes away, or don't even acknowledge that life ends with death. My biggest fear was not my own death, but the death of my mom. I'm living through it and it's awful, but many don't want to share openly what happens or how it feels. You know me, I've always been open about myself and this is no different. In fact, I need to talk, it helps me feel like I'm not alone and that if I can help one person even if it's myself, my rambling…Continue
Added by Natasha on October 31, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments
Q. I’m going to a graveside funeral for the first time. Can you tell me what’s involved and why families choose this type of service, rather than a regular funeral at a church or funeral home? Is there any special etiquette I should know about?
A graveside funeral, which is also known as “direct burial,” is held at the site of the deceased’s grave in the cemetery. …
Added by Florence Isaacs on October 25, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
As for everything, there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven,
A time to be born, and a time to die….
Years before his fatal car accident, my son had a pre-death premonition. Between the ages of fifteen and twenty-one, he told us three times that he would die in his twenties.…Continue
Added by Karen J Austin on October 24, 2012 at 9:08am — No Comments
A couple of weeks ago, my dear fellow blogger and friend, Sarah Treanor referred me to a book called The Gift Giver by Jennifer Hawkins.
I will provide a full review of the book shortly, however I will say that I found myself crying and nodding my head in solidarity with the Author as she described some of her experiences following the sudden death…Continue
Added by Valerie Blair on October 22, 2012 at 10:36pm — No Comments
My first instinct when I hear that someone is sick or bereaved is to head to the kitchen. I can’t think of anything more comforting than a homemade pot of soup or a home cooked meal. I thought everyone must appreciate being thought of in this caring way until I spoke with a neighbor. Her husband had cancer and during the period of his surgery, treatment, and recovery, she just wanted to be left alone. She didn’t want a phone call, company, or a meal. She preferred to handle things…Continue
My mother passed away on October 15th. She was 81 years old, and her health had been failing for quite awhile. I'm an only child, and my father passed away 18 years ago, so I literally feel like an orphan. She lived with me, so the house feels so empty. I just feel so alone right now!
Added by Colleen Muldowney on October 20, 2012 at 7:50pm — No Comments
I married a beautiful woman; tall, slim and oh so pretty, she was possessed of a delightful nature. That is the basis of the love we shared for 35 years. But it is really an extension of that about which I now write: It relates to the little things that are a comfort now that I no longer have her physically in my life.
The photo attached is one I took of her just four…Continue
Hello, everyone -
I am John, I am an Australian, I am 72 years of age and I lost a dearly loved wife in August. Betty, my wife, was ill for 11 1/2 years. I cared for her for the first ten of those years. She suffered strokes, was diagnosed with emphysaema and then, just 16 months ago, I had to recognise what I already knew but found hard to accept - she was developing general dementia. Following an aged care assessment, I had no real alternative other than to place her in a nursing…Continue
been 8 months now and it feels like it just started. i cant get over why and all the other emotions that go with why. It is so hard to accept my brother is never coming back. I miss him so much. Everyday we spoke and the last 8 months just seem like it was yesterday. Time has been frozen since the day he died. I read other posts and people seem to say that over the years it gets easier. Hoe does you EVER let go, or come to acceptance? i feel so much sadness annd aching right now.
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Today, October 15, is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. It's a type of loss that may not always be fully understood, even by the parents' closest friends and family. That's why we and other support groups are bringing attention to it today – both to help our readers understand the devastation that comes with the loss of a pregnancy or an infant, and to show those…Continue
Life that you had before you loose a child will never be the same again" surviving my new normal embracing his memories & savoring each & everyone of them
It is October a tough month for me Kenny would be 28 on the 24th
Added by Karen ~ Kenny's Mom on October 14, 2012 at 8:08pm — No Comments
I lost my little brother 13 months ago. I'm still in shock and want to stay in denial. I can't talk about it because that means I have to believe this is real. I think the deepest pain is knowing how much he was hurting. Reading you stories helps me to feel not alone, I wish he didn't feel so alone.
Added by jackie schepise on October 14, 2012 at 7:38am — No Comments
My husband died suddenly a year ago and it seems like yesterday. I can't stand the pain. He was only 50 years old. I miss him so much. He was my hero, my best friend.
Now I am lost , I feel I have retired from life. I am stuck at go. I don't know what to do. I am also so lonely. We spent every day together. We did everything together. He was my sweatheart. I love him so much. The silence is so deafing, if anyone knows what I mean.
It is my prayer for today that everyone has a peaceful and blessed day! Psalms 55:22 Throw your Burdens upon Jehovah himself and he will sustain you. Never will he allow the righteous one to totter.
Added by Margaret Lopez on October 13, 2012 at 6:22am — No Comments