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You deserved so much better

You deserved so much better

I miss you Greg – my brother. You deserved so much better. I do what I do now because of you.

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We all sat with you

We all sat with you

Dylan, You would think it’s really cheesy that I’m writing this, but here I go. When we all sat with you in the hospital and then the palliative unit, our concern was only that you weren’t in pain and that you weren’t frightened. We never questioned whether […]

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See you when I get home

See you when I get home

To my big brother, I miss you! You left us w/ more questions than answers. I truly hope you have found the peace you were looking for.Thank you for the gift of your beautiful daughters. See you when I get home. Your little sister

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We are all survivors

We are all survivors

To my older brother who died from suicide when he was 18 To my mom who died from cancer before turning 50 To my Oma with dementia To my youngest brother who has lost a mom & brother before he was even 13… You live on in […]

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I am filled with gratitude

I am filled with gratitude

It is rarely ‘or’ But always ‘and’ I miss my brother And I am filled With gratitude that He is at last at peace.

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Your number is still my speed dial

Your number is still my speed dial

Dearest friend & brother, Mark — I couldn’t let you go Never got to say Godspeed Do you know now the impact you had on us all? The 5 am calls are missed — your number is still my speed dial #5 Our mantra “I’ll give you […]

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I am the remaining one

I am the remaining one

My dear family – Mom, Dad, Brothers Michael and Harold. I am the remaining one. Miss each of you even though i know you’re in a better place. Wish I could have done more. With love –

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He is missed

He is missed

Is of my beautiful brother who was in a wonderful hospice. He was cared for as well as any loved one could have been. His name was Lachlan. He is missed.

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You’re mens, mens, mens

You’re mens, mens, mens

The last time I visited my Nana in her assisted living home, where she had been for several years, slowly succumbing to Alzheimer’s. My brother, trying to reach her through the fog asked her if she recognized us. She stared long and hard at us, clutching our […]

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My Dad asked “Am I going to make it”

My Dad asked “Am I going to make it”

Speaking to my Dad about his dying never would have come has I not been employed at hospice. My Dad told me in our conversation “I am not afraid to die but I sure will miss life.” My Dad died in hospital under not so nice conditions. […]

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