Creating space to pause, reflect and share experiences with dying and death

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It is a struggle to get up

It is a struggle to get up

I lost my husband 11 months ago after a short battle with cancer. I miss him so much and I am finding it hard to carry on. My children and grandchildren try there best to help me. But it is the times when I am alone. I

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Today I want to celebrate her life

Today I want to celebrate her life

Today I am reflecting on the life of my mother. I lost her unexpectedly last year at 69 years of age. Often times I find myself drifting into the traumatic experience that was her death but today I want to celebrate her life. I have a little

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

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

My Grandfather passed away this year. During the last few years of his life, he lived in a Long Term Care facility. I visited him quite a lot, and each time before I left, he told me that I would make a great nurse. During his final

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You deserved so much better

You deserved so much better

I miss you Greg – my brother. You deserved so much better. I do what I do now because of you.

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I wish I could hug you

I wish I could hug you

Papa Ken, I just want to wish you a happy birthday. I miss you so much and Nanny misses you too. I wish I could hug you one more time.

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Love you always

Love you always

Mom, I miss you and <3 you always. You, without knowing, steered me into this path. Your final months live with me as I care for patients and families. Love you & miss you ALWAYS XXX

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We can do better

We can do better

Hey “M” – Hey “K” We can do better for those at the end of life. We should have done better for both of you! I resolve it will be better for many others in the future – I promise! Love you both! Sis!

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I am forever greatful

I am forever greatful

Mom, I miss you, love you, and am so glad I can take part of you with me wherever life takes me. You made me the person I am today and for this I am forever grateful. XOX

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Your life and death inspires me

Your life and death inspires me

To my dearest grandma, It’s been several years since you’ve passed away, but I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately and how I carry your spirit with me as I move forward in my work with hospice palliative care. Your life and death inspires me every

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Life is not forever

Life is not forever

Hey Doria, It’s been a while. I can still hear your voice in my head. I was there a lot, but I was also there that last night. I was the last person who saw you alive. You’ll always be one of the best friends I’ve ever

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