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

Promises

Promises

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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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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Be good

Be good

Your last words to me were “be good” I was 17 years old. They’ve echoed in my head since  

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We can do even better

We can do even better

Mom; Because of the way you died, I promise to help make others feel valued, loved, protected, and not alone. Missing you. We can do even better

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Your death has been my driving force

Your death has been my driving force

“You’re going to help people right?!” were the last words you said to me. I can still see your face & the sparkle in your eyes as you looked up at me. Your death has been my driving force to further educate myself in order to advocate

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You taught many about connecting

You taught many about connecting

Girlfriend. You’re at home dying and I’m here seeing others’ death perceptions and reflections. You taught many about connecting to others while they’re still here and about the importance of saying and expressing love before dying. I didn’t send those flowers. I won’t be sending those flowers

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Be with me always

Be with me always

Last words of love I love you I love you Be with me Always And he continues this promise

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For you, I will carry on

For you, I will carry on

I miss you so much it hurts. Random moments of my day make me miss you, make me wish I could call or text you. But I can’t. I’ve learned to live with the dull ache of missing you. I’ve learned how to carry one, but I

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I promise not to let that happen

I promise not to let that happen

Yesterday my first grandson was born to my father’s first grandson, a father who had but 7 months to know his first grandson before passing. My son, my first and his brothers never had a grandfather despite several relationships. I promise not to let that happen!

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