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Gratitude

Gratitude

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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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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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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This has been one of the hardest years

This has been one of the hardest years

This has been one off the hardest years for me. Not only do you grieve a death off a love one you also grieve over marriage breakups. After 43 years off marriage my husband left me for another woman. My mom passed away. She was my angel

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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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Being open to the Divine Source

Being open to the Divine Source

Two men who inspire me among many others in my hospice work – thank you to Henri and Geo. You both continue to guide me form the other side! Little did I know when Henri’s writings inspired me to study palliative care that I would help to

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You have made me smile

You have made me smile

To the many that I have cared for in their final days: Thank you – you have taught me something, you have made me smile, you have left a mark in my heart & on my soul. God bless you all & your families. Thank you for

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My rock in life

My rock in life

Is of having an amazing mother who made me the person I am today. Your courage to raise 11 kids on your own at a time when it wasn’t the norm. Ensuring we all got an education and were prepared for the world. Thank you for being

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We had so much yet to do

We had so much yet to do

…is of my best friend and colleague who died too soon. We had so much yet to do. I was honoured and grateful that I visited with my friend 3 weeks prior to her death. Everything seemed like it was going to be OK until she asked

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Dad misses you

Dad misses you

Mom, I was so lucky to have you as my mother. I was honoured to be holding you when you died. It’s now been 6 months and I think only now am I understanding grief. Dad misses you so much. So do I & Mark Love your

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