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Arriving at her home

Arriving at her home

When my sister passed a DNR was not in place. She was terminal with breast cancer. Arriving at her home and meeting a police officer in the driveway telling me my mother had died was not a positive experience. Seeing her at the hospital with the rescuiation […]

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You opened your heart

You opened your heart

To a sister, You shared your fears You opened your heart You showed great sadness You trusted me with your heart I continue to be grateful for your love, I miss you always & carry you in my heart each moment.

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I almost get jealous

I almost get jealous

My dad is palliative and lives so far from me. My sister is his caregiver. She is awesome! Sometime when she tells me things about my dad … little things I almost get jealous because I am missing this opportunity an in my heart I always ask… […]

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December is a hard month

December is a hard month

I have lost 4 family members in less than 10 years – 2 sisters with breast to bone – both in the same month/yr. December is a hard month. 3 deaths not present for due to time & distance and one death – my Dad’s with no pain […]

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I miss you

I miss you

Hey Larry, I miss you. Your little sister.

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We paddled across the lake together in unison

We paddled across the lake together in unison

Caron: I miss you so much. You were my partner in life. We always laughed at the same things. We loved a glass of red wine together. We paddled across the lake in unison. I love you. Sister

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Forever and ever

Forever and ever

I love you John Forever & ever & ever Forever & ever Again Always I love you Your sister xoxoxo

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Not sure if one is harder than the other

Not sure if one is harder than the other

Who do I write about? 1) The abrupt death of my husband 20 years ago? Or, 2) What I am going through now with the slow death from dementia of my sister? Both are hard — not sure if one is harder than the other. Not sure […]

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Today is my brother’s birthday

Today is my brother’s birthday

April 15/2016 Today is my brother’s birthday! I was not with him when he died of a heart attack 11 years ago! He is always watching me to ensure I am safe and well. He laughs at me when my children are giving me a hard time. […]

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I was in awe of this family

I was in awe of this family

Sitting with a family as they sat around the bed of their mom/wife/sister/grandmother/aunt. I was in awe of this family — all present and yet so scared, sad and angry. I could feel their love for my patient and yet so much stress in the room. I […]

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