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

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All Stories

Life is wonderful, live it!

Life is wonderful, live it!

I am grateful to have had two “opportunities” in the last six years to deal with my mortality. I now know that life is short & small, and that to be at all ungrateful for any day is a serious error of judgment. Life is wonderful! Live

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You’d be back in time for supper

You’d be back in time for supper

To my daddy I will never forget that morning, when you walked out the door, saying you’d be back in time for supper… Then the phone call that your plane had crashed… and seeing you with 3rd degree burns on 90% of your body. You died 3

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The tables were turned

The tables were turned

Funny thing eh!! I’ve teaching a course on grief loss and death for 21 years, but I was not prepared for the exhibit — too visual; the tables were turned on my concepts. Could be because I had the flu, but some letters of reflection penetrated —

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The trees outside your window

The trees outside your window

Dear Aunt Brenda… “Tom Brown” — big brother of Copie (Suzie) — she will be waiting for you, is already there with something dreadful & funny wrapped in a Kleenex. She will say “Hi Tom” to her big sister/brother & you will both laugh & hug for

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A small tear dropped from her left eye

A small tear dropped from her left eye

Death has always scared me. I wish I could say this experience changed that… But, as I said in the front book, it does give me permission to breathe where I’ve been suffocated. My family and I head hands with our grandmas as she passed & in the

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What truly matters

What truly matters

The need to feel accepted by others is hard to let go of… Feelings of “inadequate” try to overcome at times. But the Lord knows my heart. He knows my thoughts and my intentions. This time on earth is too precious to care about anything but what

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Happy Birthday in Heaven

Happy Birthday in Heaven

Happy Birthday in Heaven Oct 20 2016

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An intimate moment

An intimate moment

I would like to reflect on my experience in working at Hospice and being able to help others on their end of life journey. Such an intimate moment! Really has helped me become a real person and to accept people for who they are. Realize life is short

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Raw emotions they shared

Raw emotions they shared

I want to thank all of my patients who have come into my life. The raw emotions they shared. The lessons they taught me about life. Bottom line, our relationships are the most important. The most precious thing we have are our relationships. At times the sadness

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Still in my heart

Still in my heart

This children who have past: Make me stronger Make me find new ways to help their pain Make me reflect on life Make me believe in a better health system Make me meditate Make me laugh and cry Make me bring back my inner child Make me

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