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

Relationships

Relationships

I have never grieved the death of my best friends

I have never grieved the death of my best friends

I have never grieved the death of my best friends; the Reflection Room makes/moves me into solitude – being one with the Lord. In a short moment, I want to say thank you to my friends Noel who died of lung cancer at 33 and Sr. Ruth

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You taught me big things

You taught me big things

Dad, Thank you for being my Dad. Even in your post stroke years you taught me big things. You showed me how to slow down and be present with you. That will always be with me. In the timing of your death, my future opens. I love

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He had all of his final wishes

He had all of his final wishes

My grandpa was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer initially in the spring of 2014. He had surgery and was cancer free for over 2 years. He was re-diagnosed in July 2016, the oncologist gave him 1 year to live. He became depressed and was focusing on how much

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An honour to walk alongside you

An honour to walk alongside you

Delorey, … so afraid, anxious, fearful, I only saw it a few times though in your core your body vibrated with worry … an honour to walk alongside you and your boys with the desire to ease the suffering…let’s face it there was suffering. … I wear

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Regret… it found me anyways

Regret… it found me anyways

I was not prepared for my mom’s diagnosis. I was not prepared for her to die. The 5 1/2 months of her illness felt unreal and its only now…4 1/2 years later… that I can see how I did not and could not internalize that she was

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Expressing her contentment with life

Expressing her contentment with life

My mother Kay died while in a long term care home. I am grateful that we had a chance to understand each other better and share some laughs in the years before her death. She gave me the wonderful gift of expressing her contentment with life, love

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My knees gave out

My knees gave out

I’ll always remember the phone call from my girlfriend’s mom telling me she’d passed away. It took me a couple of minutes to understand what she was telling me and then when I did, my knees gave out and I felt like I was going to be

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You helped provide a basis

You helped provide a basis

You both helped me so much, during your lives (together), and after your lives as well. You both helped provide a basis for my understanding of the world, one that is compassionate and curious, but also profoundly affected by what you experienced as children. I miss you

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The how is long forgotten

The how is long forgotten

It is long time since my parents passed. By now, the “how” is long forgotten, although it was painful at the time. But I thank them every day for the gifts of generosity, caring and that magical ability to look beyond themselves. They were both active in

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Thank you my love

Thank you my love

To My Beautiful Girl, Without taking a breath, your beauty, love and spirit has made this world more beautiful. You have unleashed a capacity to love and cherish amongst so many people. Thank you my love. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for allowing me to

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