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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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His Alzheimer’s disease confused me

His Alzheimer’s disease confused me

My grandfather lost his mind before he died. I was a little child girl and I did not really understand why he thought I was a boy. His Alzheimer’s disease confused me (too!) and I was afraid. I wish I had more time with him when he […]

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Carry forward these teachings

Carry forward these teachings

The Creator knows our path in life long before we were born. We just need to embrace that and recognize that there is a greater plan for us. Journeying with people is a gift… I never truly understood or embraced this until I walked the path with […]

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We should have come together

We should have come together

Nana, I’m so sorry for the lack of response when caring for your pain. Family torn at the bedside, yelling & fighting when we should have come together to ensure your comfort & continue to love and support you in your final moments with us! Love you […]

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I pause in this moment

I pause in this moment

To all that I have met, loved & nursed & lost. Some journeys have been challenging, some extremely loving, some humbling, some heart tugging, but one thing always comes to mind is they have been all rewarding & a gift to me. So I pause in this […]

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Remembering is a journey

Remembering is a journey

Being able to be a PSW as well as a Mom of a child who was born “medically fragile” then palliative so young 🙁 I was with him every day of his life… I was holding him & singing to him when he crossed over 🙁 …. I was […]

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A sacred journey

A sacred journey

Living and dying is a sacred journey – to work with others on the journey is an honour – a path we all follow. Best done with others in love – in comparisons life in communication. Thank you Creator.

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Loving arms & hearts

Loving arms & hearts

To me, sharing in the experience of a person’s death is like being at the birth only we are not the ones receiving this person into our world – we are lovingly sending them into the next to be received by other loving arms & hearts. I […]

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Her hand held mine

Her hand held mine

You reminded me of my Grandmother, In more ways than you will ever know. As I stood at your bedside, your hand held mine. I watched you take your last breath. As you slipped into a deep sleep, Never to re-awaken. It brought me back to when […]

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I am angry at him for this

I am angry at him for this

My father died alone of cancer. He chose to drive his family away at the end. He was found unresponsive on his living room floor. I am angry at him for this. I miss him with all my heart. My kids miss him too. I love that […]

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