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She was always there for us

She was always there for us

I miss you mom, all the time! When my mom passed away, all 6 of her 7 children were at her bedside. It was one of the hardest things that I have ever done, but I wouldn’t have ever missed being there. It felt like we could […]

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Your sense of joy

Your sense of joy

Mom & Dad- You’re long gone but know that your spirit- along with the fine morals judgement and sensibilities live on in us three sibs. We also cherish and try to continue your sense of joy, wonder and humour every day sending love and happiness.  

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You helped provide a basis

You helped provide a basis

You both helped me so much, during your lives (together), and after your lives as well. You both helped provide a basis for my understanding of the world, one that is compassionate and curious, but also profoundly affected by what you experienced as children. I miss you […]

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The how is long forgotten

The how is long forgotten

It is long time since my parents passed. By now, the “how” is long forgotten, although it was painful at the time. But I thank them every day for the gifts of generosity, caring and that magical ability to look beyond themselves. They were both active in […]

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I don’t think I’ll be able to

I don’t think I’ll be able to

I don’t think I’ll be able to handle my parent’s passing.  

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But its too late

But its too late

My mom and dad always phoned me at inconvenient times. I was always so busy with my life. Now they’re gone I often think: “Oh I should tell them this”…or…”Now would be a perfect afternoon to call them.” But it’s too late. So many things I didn’t […]

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An attentive, caring, empathetic physician

An attentive, caring, empathetic physician

My dear Aunt Shai was an attentive, caring, empahtetic physician who gave all of herself to help others. Losing her second son Lawson at the age of two had made her even more special in my and other eyes. While I watched my Aunt pass with colon […]

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Maybe they are there

Maybe they are there

I wish I had done more for my parents. I did the best I could. I am working on making a garden for them, and when I am in this garden, I think of them and imagine how much they would have loved to be there. Maybe […]

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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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I’ve always known life goes in cycles

I’ve always known life goes in cycles

I’ve always known life goes in cycles but now I am experiencing this. When you are a chi,d you move from grade school to high school then college/university. Along the way, grandparents die and when someone your own age dies, you say they died too young. Then […]

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