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You made your way, away

You made your way, away

My darling Beverly, I miss you every day. You made your way Away I still miss you, Daughter, Every day. Love, Mom

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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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You are still with us!

You are still with us!

Mom – thanks for showing me how to live fearlessly, boldly, and “in charge” until one’s last breath. I’m sorry that I didn’t comprehend what you were trying to tell us when you “woke up” in those last hours. Maybe we each are supposed to draw our […]

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Something sad and beautiful

Something sad and beautiful

I was such a young, and naive social worker when I experienced my first death – Debbie – I was just 22 yrs. old at the time. I remember her actively dying in her bed. She had been fighting with her dad over many years, but he […]

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It is a great honour

It is a great honour

I had the honour and privilege to care for a client and her family through the dying process. She was transferred to hospice as her symptoms increased. I was recently notified by her daughter she had passed away. At her viewing her daughter said to me she […]

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Dear Dad

Dear Dad

Dear Dad Love you always… Carry your love with me always… Thank you! Your Daughter Always in Love

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My head understands but my heart is crying

My head understands but my heart is crying

I live 8 hours from home. The last time I saw my father alive was Easter morning. The family had gone to church and he stayed at home. We had told him that after mass we would be heading to our home. He went ahead and prepared […]

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I so regret not staying

I so regret not staying

My reflection [regret]… My sister and I were with my mom, we asked the nurse was she close. A question that was hard for the nurse to answer. We left my mom to go home and come back in the morning. A few hours later she passed […]

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Taken far too young

Taken far too young

The last thing you said to me, Mom, was “I love you” as you reached out and squeezed my hand. I had no idea how close you were to your final breath, but I now realize that you knew it was your time to go. Taken far […]

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I regret not informing him he was dying

I regret not informing him he was dying

My Regret – That I was present as a Healthcare provider (RN) (liaison for the family) rather than as a daughter at my father’s bedside when he was dying. I also regret not informing him that he was dying – missed opportunity to allow each other to […]

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