The Reflection Room is supported by Saint Elizabeth Health Care
Creating space to pause, reflect and share experiences with dying and death

Gratitude

Gratitude

Expressing her contentment with life

Expressing her contentment with life

My mother Kay died while in a long term care home. I am grateful that we had a chance to understand each other better and share some laughs in the years before her death. She gave me the wonderful gift of expressing her contentment with life, love […]

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Your sense of joy

Your sense of joy

Mom & Dad- You’re long gone but know that your spirit- along with the fine morals judgement and sensibilities live on in us three sibs. We also cherish and try to continue your sense of joy, wonder and humour every day sending love and happiness.  

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You helped provide a basis

You helped provide a basis

You both helped me so much, during your lives (together), and after your lives as well. You both helped provide a basis for my understanding of the world, one that is compassionate and curious, but also profoundly affected by what you experienced as children. I miss you […]

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The how is long forgotten

The how is long forgotten

It is long time since my parents passed. By now, the “how” is long forgotten, although it was painful at the time. But I thank them every day for the gifts of generosity, caring and that magical ability to look beyond themselves. They were both active in […]

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Thank you my love

Thank you my love

To My Beautiful Girl, Without taking a breath, your beauty, love and spirit has made this world more beautiful. You have unleashed a capacity to love and cherish amongst so many people. Thank you my love. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for allowing me to […]

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Our connections to our loved ones are eternal

Our connections to our loved ones are eternal

I find myself hesitant to leave this room. I have read every note and while there are lessons, regrets and loss in some, this room is overflowing with love. It is timeless and transcends our earthly bodies and minds. Our connections to our loved ones are eternal. […]

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Its just a phase

Its just a phase

Life is to be celebrated. Lived. Loved. And death not to be feared. It’s just a phase, changing into a new form to bring to life new adventures, the next phase of learning, of soulful growth. This perspective brings new joy and celebration to our lives-and deaths. […]

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It was my ego

It was my ego

For all those who have passed away sorry for my childish tears! Now that I’m an adult I realise it was my Ego who couldn’t accept that I will never see you again. Rest in peace. You and the past.  

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I thank my patients

I thank my patients

Some may say my job is “depressing”, caring for those at the end of life in their home. I say it is uplifting! I get so much positive energy, gratitude and appreciation for helping where I can. I no longer take anything for granted. I count my […]

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I love you always

I love you always

To my mom I love you now I love you always The day will come when you will no longer be here with me. It pains me to think of my life without you in it. I cherish now, and will cherish always the memories and especially […]

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