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

Reunite

Reunite

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. Guess I should beware of wishes  

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The trees outside your window

The trees outside your window

Dear Aunt Brenda… “Tom Brown” — big brother of Copie (Suzie) — she will be waiting for you, is already there with something dreadful & funny wrapped in a Kleenex. She will say “Hi Tom” to her big sister/brother & you will both laugh & hug for […]

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We remember your voice

We remember your voice

Hello baba, I wish you could live longer – to see how I grew up – how the family shattered without you. Hold on. We remember your voice, the strength you build within us – We will join you – one day – Love You …..

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I long to have the chance to talk to her

I long to have the chance to talk to her

Tears well with reflection… My daughter died after two weeks in a coma resulting from an overdose of her prescription drugs. I still, 9 years later, long to have the chance to talk to her, longing for the opportunity to share those last weeks of her life […]

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Being with you all one day

Being with you all one day

My story is not anything special or different from others. I have watched, held hands, prayed with, laughed with, many dying people as I am a Palliative nurse – friend – mother, wife, etc. To all of those people, I say Thank You for sharing your life or […]

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I never left your side

I never left your side

My dearest love, In your scariest moments, in your worst pain, even when you could no longer open your eyes and see me… I was there. I never left your side. My hand was on your heart as you took your last breath. You were never alone. […]

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To everyone who has gone before

To everyone who has gone before

To everyone who has gone before, hold on, I’m coming. I will see you when the time is here. We’re all going to be there forever.

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