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I never left your side

I never left your side

My dearest love, In your scariest moments, in your worst pain, even when you could no longer open your eyes and see me… I was there. I never left your side. My hand was on your heart as you took your last breath. You were never alone. […]

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I did the best I could

I did the best I could

I wish I had loved my husband more. I did the best I could. I still talk to him every night and tell him that I loved him. He doesn’t answer me back!

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One cannot grieve if they have not loved

One cannot grieve if they have not loved

This would have been out 50th wedding anniversary. We had 45 years of loving my best friend and soulmate Patrick. Having loved someone so deeply I can understand why the pain is deep as well. Loving Patrick and losing him has given me a new aspect on […]

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Talk about the things that really matter

Talk about the things that really matter

I am very grateful for palliative care and their expertise. I was so glad when we managed to get you moved to that unit. Than your breathing symptoms and pain and nausea were addressed by a team that knew what to do and you were much more […]

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Her death changed the way I look at living and dying

Her death changed the way I look at living and dying

My wife’s death was the single most defining moment in my life. I was with her in the hospital at the moment she passed away and this changed how I look at living, and dying. In a society that keeps on putting off the discussion till it’s […]

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Showing up is enough

Showing up is enough

The first time I saw my husband’s scar the length of his chest, he told me it was from a biking accident. I had no reason to believe otherwise, so I didn’t ask many questions.  About a month later, when I saw his medic alert necklace and asked […]

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We shared a lifetime of love

We shared a lifetime of love

Maureen, my beloved partner, continued to grow during her final year of life. I was so glad to be with her; even though we were married only eight years, we shared a lifetime of love. She inspired so many people, and that continues now, as I grow […]

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