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Relieving fear

Relieving fear

To be with a loved one at end of life To support a loved one who is with a loved one at end of life Transferring knowledge Relieving fear Saying goodbye Palliative Care Nursing

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I wish she felt freer in life

I wish she felt freer in life

In the 9 weeks between diagnosis & death, we learned so many “secrets” of my mom’s life. Until she was freed by the knowledge of her coming death, she could not tell some of her own life stories & I found out the father was raised me […]

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The world keeps turning

The world keeps turning

When my Dad died I realized how greatly unimportant we are in the grand scheme of the universe & the gathering of all universes… and yet how greatly important we are to the people around us, who survive us… the world keeps turning but I am paralyzed – […]

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A few regrets

A few regrets

When my mother-in-law was diagnosed with lung cancer, we were devastated. She was diagnosed in Feb and died in Oct. Through this 8 month journey she talked to us about what she was most proud of in her life, a few regrets (not seeing her grandchildren become […]

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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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Life without Grandma

Life without Grandma

Mom: when you were taken away so suddenly by death, I thought that my life had no meaning. Though I had a husband and two sons, the absence of your presence was very hard to take. Not just by me but by the whole family. Especially by […]

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I still miss you

I still miss you

My dearest, I still miss you. So many happy memories to keep me going. Your time at the hospice was so special, that first day I took you there (very hard for me) you relaxed. The staff were so kind, the place such a comfort. Love to […]

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What a blessing

What a blessing

What a blessing this will be for my family & all the people in Burlington. My own life was enriched ten years ago by your support. May you be blessed in all you are doing.

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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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