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

Memories

Memories

I remember your laugh

I remember your laugh

I remember your laugh and your 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

Read story

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

Read story

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

Read story

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

Read story

This is what I take with me

This is what I take with me

My father suffered from dementia and most days did not know who I was. The morning he went into the hospital for the final time, he looked at me and said “Good Morning Amanda!” This is what I take with me.

Read story

He is in Heaven

He is in Heaven

My mother-in-law passed away years ago. We were all at the funeral including all 3 children. Months later our son (4 years old) pet hamster, George, died. A while later, Jeff said he missed George, out of the blue I said “don’t worry, he is in heaven

Read story

Her music has filled my life

Her music has filled my life

To my strong, loving Mom who taught me to always speak my mind, protect my family at all cost and embrace life to the fullest. We sang together in life and we sand to her tape during her death. Her music has filled my life and my

Read story

I felt your presence there

I felt your presence there

Hi Dad… It’s been nearly 19 years since you’ve gone, but I still think of you often. I know you’re always with us in our hearts & memories and you are no doubt, proud of your family and all that we’ve become. Bryan & I had a

Read story

We held hands

We held hands

Looking back, I feel fortunate that I was able to make it back home & sit with mom in the hospital (5 hr drive home). We held hands & I sat beside her as she took her last breath & went to heave.

Read story

All my work I do in your honor

All my work I do in your honor

Grandpa, I wish you could see me now! All I have accomplished and how happy I am! I know you are with me when the birds come to the feeder. I wish so many days I could hear you say how proud you are of me. All

Read story