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Healing and gratitude through writing

Healing and gratitude through writing

Today, 6 weeks after my mom’s death, I wrote a tribute to her for the National Catholic Reporter; one of the editors had invited readers to share about loved ones who have died of COVID 19. In writing this short piece, I felt again the loss and

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Nothing could prepare me …

I have worked in health care over 20 years. At the beginning of my career I actually worked in palliative care and had the honour of getting to know both my patients and families in such an intimate time of their lives. I have lost family members

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I remember your laugh

I remember your laugh
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Your life was just beginning a new journey

Your life was just beginning a new journey
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I give thanks for the fond memories

I give thanks for the fond memories
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I take one day at a time now

I take one day at a time now
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This has been one of the hardest years

This has been one of the hardest years
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It is a struggle to get up

It is a struggle to get up

 

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Today I want to celebrate her life

Today I want to celebrate her life

 

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Grandpa, I promise I’ll make a great nurse someday

Grandpa, I promise I’ll make a great nurse someday
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