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TODO 2017

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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to savour everything

to savour everything

…is to not Live with past regrets but to savour everything that life has to offer in the moment.  

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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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Thank you my love

Thank you my love

To My Beautiful Girl, Without taking a breath, your beauty, love and spirit has made this world more beautiful. You have unleashed a capacity to love and cherish amongst so many people. Thank you my love. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for allowing me to […]

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She was very sick

She was very sick

 The worst part of my mother dying when I was five years old was the silence- not being able to ask what happened and not having adults in my life talk about what happened. She was very sick and she died. Why was that so hard to […]

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Our connections to our loved ones are eternal

Our connections to our loved ones are eternal

I find myself hesitant to leave this room. I have read every note and while there are lessons, regrets and loss in some, this room is overflowing with love. It is timeless and transcends our earthly bodies and minds. Our connections to our loved ones are eternal. […]

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No mom…I just ate

No mom…I just ate

My mom used to say, “are you hungry Christina?” I’d say, “no mom…I just ate.” She’d say “I’ll put out a few things for us to eat.” After eating the whole plate of food, I’d be full and content. My mom would say “if you bring food…they […]

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My father died on a Monday

My father died on a Monday

My father died on a Monday. A late in the  

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Miss you all

Miss you all

Dear Maurice, Daniel, Ginny, Mum, Dad… Miss you all.  

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