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Being open to the Divine Source

Being open to the Divine Source

Two men who inspire me among many others in my hospice work – thank you to Henri and Geo. You both continue to guide me form the other side! Little did I know when Henri’s writings inspired me to study palliative care that I would help to […]

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Dad misses you

Dad misses you

Mom, I was so lucky to have you as my mother. I was honoured to be holding you when you died. It’s now been 6 months and I think only now am I understanding grief. Dad misses you so much. So do I & Mark Love your […]

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I can’t thank you enough

I can’t thank you enough

Dad, I miss you and love you. I can’t thank you enough for all the gifts you have given. Your special little angel.

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This is what I take with me

This is what I take with me

My father suffered from dementia and most days did not know who I was. The morning he went into the hospital for the final time, he looked at me and said “Good Morning Amanda!” This is what I take with me.

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It sits with me

It sits with me

That in their final hours with their father, this family, this son, was not able to rise above the strange family dysfunction to be there for his Dad, and primarily for himself. It sits with me. I tried to facilitate it for him so he wouldn’t carry […]

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He just slipped away

He just slipped away

My dad died in 2010 from COPD & renal failure. He decided against dialysis & his passing was quick & very peaceful. We held his hand as he just slipped away. It was on his terms and I will be forever grateful for that. I still miss […]

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I felt your presence there

I felt your presence there

Hi Dad… It’s been nearly 19 years since you’ve gone, but I still think of you often. I know you’re always with us in our hearts & memories and you are no doubt, proud of your family and all that we’ve become. Bryan & I had a […]

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He was my sense of security

He was my sense of security

I don’t think I could have ever been prepared for my father’s death. How could I when he was my sense of security and always gave me strength. I think watching him getting more frail as the time went by was the most difficult thing I ever […]

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Surrounded by his children

Surrounded by his children

I am grateful to the staff that were there when my father in law was palliative. He had the opportunity to be surrounded by his children when he took his last breath. He had the opportunity to meet all family and friends that meant a great deal […]

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We always knew we loved each other

We always knew we loved each other

When my Dad was diagnosed with incurable cancer a co-worker advised me to take the time to say to my Dad, everything I wanted to say. Among the things I said were that he was the greatest man I have ever known, and that I loved him. […]

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