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Home ain’t home anymore, dad.

Home ain’t home anymore, dad.

It was 25th Feb around 9 PM where me,my brother and dad were staying in a neurology rehabilitation home,actually it was my turn to stay that night. We got discharge two days back from Apollo Hospitals,Ghy and shifted here,while that particular night we brought him back from

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My spirit has been honoured and emboldened by death’s lessons

My spirit has been honoured and emboldened by death’s lessons

People often look at me with horror when I tell them my story, share with them my experiences of death and dying, and I suppose that, objectively speaking, by the time I was sixty I had had perhaps more than what might be considered my share of

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I’ll be patient till we see each other again

I’ll be patient till we see each other again

She was 49 and a half…had been in a nursing home since her 41st year. Always saying she felt like she was in prison and waiting at the entrance of the nursing home for her kids to visit. The Doctor had told her parents that she was

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I hope you were happy

I hope you were happy

a little green package handed to me at the vet and my living nightmare little feet curled up inside a blanket and fur still warm 1 second you were in my arms and ten minutes later you were back in my arms in a different way you

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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 …

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

I remember your laugh and radiating smile, the dark of your hair and the warmth of your hugs that always made me feel like everything was going to be OK. You fought long and hard Mom, the Drs. gave you 3 to 6 months when they diagnosed

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Your life was just beginning a new journey

Your life was just beginning a new journey

Hello to my son James. 8 yrs have gone by since that horrible day. Dad and I miss you lots. Your life was just beginning a new journey and off you went to meet and be with your maker. Give my mom my dad my mother and

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I give thanks for the fond memories

I give thanks for the fond memories

I have been a psw with ____________ for 14 years now and I was proud when my dad asked me to be his power of attorney for health before we realized he started struggling with dementia. I had lost my mom Sept. 25, 2009 so I still

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I take one day at a time now

I take one day at a time now

I lost my husband suddenly on October 27th 2016. Then my dad died November 24th 2016. My family has been in turmoil ever since. No matter how much I try I have someone angry and not speaking to me. I made the best decisions with the professional

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