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Creating space to pause, reflect and share experiences with dying and death

Relationships

Relationships

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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My knees gave out

My knees gave out

I’ll always remember the phone call from my girlfriend’s mom telling me she’d passed away. It took me a couple of minutes to understand what she was telling me and then when I did, my knees gave out and I felt like I was going to be […]

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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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No mom…I just ate

No mom…I just ate

My mom used to say, “are you hungry Christina?” I’d say, “no mom…I just ate.” She’d say “I’ll put out a few things for us to eat.” After eating the whole plate of food, I’d be full and content. My mom would say “if you bring food…they […]

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My father died on a Monday

My father died on a Monday

My father died on a Monday. A late in the  

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Miss you all

Miss you all

Dear Maurice, Daniel, Ginny, Mum, Dad… Miss you all.  

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I’ll see you sooner than I thought

I’ll see you sooner than I thought

I miss you mom. Hug dad, uncle Nick and Aunt Assienta. I have a little cancer- so I’ll see you sooner than I thought. Guys I should beware of wishes  

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I’ll never know the relationship we could have had

I’ll never know the relationship we could have had

Dad, I’ll never know the relationship we could have had over the last 10 years not speaking. I couldn’t look you in the eye and feel safe anymore after the pain you put me through. Without your apology, I still live in the past. I’ve moved away […]

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