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

Reflecting

Reflecting

Much love

Much love

Just this fine year my grandmother passed away. She passed because she was diagnosed with dementia or alzheimers. My grandma is such a caring women and we all wish her the best life. She in fact did have an amazing life in our point of view. We […]

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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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She was very sick

She was very sick

 The worst part of my mother dying when I was five years old was the silence- not being able to ask what happened and not having adults in my life talk about what happened. She was very sick and she died. Why was that so hard to […]

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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 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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I adored visiting you both

I adored visiting you both

I visited you both in Long Term Care because I wanted to …not because I had to. I adored visiting you both. When dad was gone then I visited just mum…suffering from Alzheimer’s but always her beautiful, calm self. Miss you both.  

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He stayed as long as he could for us

He stayed as long as he could for us

I will always remember my father’s death. It was a painful ending to a noble life. His life had its share of difficult times. His death was hard too at the end. But he stayed as long as he could for us. Love you.  

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Day after quiet day

Day after quiet day

When Ollie died I realized how I had come to love her – quietly, gently, bit by bit- day after quiet day.  

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Connections made can be as strong

Connections made can be as strong

We hadn’t spoken for a long time before the last time, then I found out that you had passed away. You taught me that the connections made can be as strong as one of family. I’m now writing this with chosen family of my own. I miss […]

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