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Today I want to celebrate her life

Today I want to celebrate her life

Today I am reflecting on the life of my mother. I lost her unexpectedly last year at 69 years of age. Often times I find myself drifting into the traumatic experience that was her death but today I want to celebrate her life. I have a little […]

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Love you always

Love you always

Mom, I miss you and <3 you always. You, without knowing, steered me into this path. Your final months live with me as I care for patients and families. Love you & miss you ALWAYS XXX

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I am forever greatful

I am forever greatful

Mom, I miss you, love you, and am so glad I can take part of you with me wherever life takes me. You made me the person I am today and for this I am forever grateful. XOX

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My rock in life

My rock in life

Is of having an amazing mother who made me the person I am today. Your courage to raise 11 kids on your own at a time when it wasn’t the norm. Ensuring we all got an education and were prepared for the world. Thank you for being […]

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Fear of loss

Fear of loss

Etched clearly in my heart & mind forever… Walking & supporting my mom through a 4 yr journey with terminal ovarian CA diagnosis. The hope, the fight, the successful & failed treatment Emotional struggles & fear of unknown Fear of loss, What I learned: Be honest, live […]

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Her music has filled my life

Her music has filled my life

To my strong, loving Mom who taught me to always speak my mind, protect my family at all cost and embrace life to the fullest. We sang together in life and we sand to her tape during her death. Her music has filled my life and my […]

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We held hands

We held hands

Looking back, I feel fortunate that I was able to make it back home & sit with mom in the hospital (5 hr drive home). We held hands & I sat beside her as she took her last breath & went to heave.

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I did tell you I loved you

I did tell you I loved you

Mom, I never got to say good-bye, safe journey before you died… but I did tell you I loved you! I left & came here to the conference. I never expected you to die that weekend. I should have “known” but you & God had other plans. […]

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To have a positive impact on others

To have a positive impact on others

My mother died suddenly in 2001. I was only 22 at the time. She never got to see me get married, have children, graduate university, start a career. It, her death, has certainly impacted my life’s path. Wanting to embrace the time we have with no regrets. […]

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I was not given any time to grieve

I was not given any time to grieve

My mom passed away over 20 years ago, I was only 15. And 3 months later I had to leave my country to migrate to Canada, therefore separating me from my siblings. I felt that I was not given any time to grieve, but also forced to […]

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