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Rainbows remind me of you

Rainbows remind me of you

I miss you… you’ve been gone almost 10 years but I still miss you. I still want to call you or send you an email. I miss your smile and our talks. I regret not going to the hospital early that day & not seeing you one […]

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So much love and laughter

So much love and laughter

I lost two very special people in my life in 2014. A close family friend suddenly, Sept 22, and my mother-in-law to cancer Nov 4th. I was with them at their bedside when they passed and will always treasure how they brought so much love and laughter […]

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I was afraid

I was afraid

As a young child I didn’t attend my best friends’ mother’s funeral. She died of breast cancer and I was afraid. I didn’t understand what was happening and no one explained to me that attending was a great way to help/show love. I still regret missing that […]

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You taught many about connecting

You taught many about connecting

Girlfriend. You’re at home dying and I’m here seeing others’ death perceptions and reflections. You taught many about connecting to others while they’re still here and about the importance of saying and expressing love before dying. I didn’t send those flowers. I won’t be sending those flowers […]

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Live each day

Live each day

Watching one of my best friends die last fall has changed me in so many ways. I want to live each day like it is my last…

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Happy Birthday in Heaven

Happy Birthday in Heaven

Happy Birthday in Heaven Oct 20 2016

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An intimate moment

An intimate moment

I would like to reflect on my experience in working at Hospice and being able to help others on their end of life journey. Such an intimate moment! Really has helped me become a real person and to accept people for who they are. Realize life is short […]

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Raw emotions they shared

Raw emotions they shared

I want to thank all of my patients who have come into my life. The raw emotions they shared. The lessons they taught me about life. Bottom line, our relationships are the most important. The most precious thing we have are our relationships. At times the sadness […]

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Value the present

Value the present

I never want to say ” I wish I done this” or “I wish I had tell that person how important she is to me,” thanks to you, I value the present, every pause and moment as a unique experience, and try to live fully every moment, […]

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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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