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Relationships

Relationships

You died with the dignity you wanted

You died with the dignity you wanted

Dear Mom, Days like today bring you close to me. I’m still glad to be your daughter. Love and legacy never dies and in your dying, I again was gifted to witness your strength. You died with the dignity you wanted; clean underwear, your weekly bath, nurses

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I almost get jealous

I almost get jealous

My dad is palliative and lives so far from me. My sister is his caregiver. She is awesome! Sometime when she tells me things about my dad … little things I almost get jealous because I am missing this opportunity an in my heart I always ask…

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You held on for as long as you could

You held on for as long as you could

They said I didn’t need to keep coming to see you as often because you didn’t remember my visits – but they were wrong, you held on for as long as you could for me and in your last moments of life, your smile when I walked

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Rainbows remind me of you

Rainbows remind me of you

I miss you… you’ve been gone almost 10 years but I still miss you. I still want to call you or send you an email. I miss your smile and our talks. I regret not going to the hospital early that day & not seeing you one

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My mom used to call my grandpa

My mom used to call my grandpa

I remember when my mom used to call my grandpa asking how my grandma [was] doing. going to see her every weekend, staying with her during weekends so that she don’t have to worry about me and my brothers. I don’t remember exactly what was my grandma’s

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I wished I knew her better

I wished I knew her better

I lost my mother in-law this past week. She died suddenly and lives in another province. It was difficult for my husband to lose his mother but for me I had wished I knew her better. If only we visited her more often or talked to her

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I grew up living with my grandparents

I grew up living with my grandparents

Death is a part of us living to understand that family and friends move beyond. I grew up living with my grandparents in a culture that I was born to that taught me to respect my elders & to take care of them. When they died especially

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An attentive, caring, empathetic physician

An attentive, caring, empathetic physician

My dear Aunt Shai was an attentive, caring, empahtetic physician who gave all of herself to help others. Losing her second son Lawson at the age of two had made her even more special in my and other eyes. While I watched my Aunt pass with colon

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Love and miss you both

Love and miss you both

Hi Mom and Dad This is a great opportunity for me to say I have no regrets when you both gave your last breath as I stood by your bedside. I said “I love you” & that stays with me forever. I say those 3 words to

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I am angry at him for this

I am angry at him for this

My father died alone of cancer. He chose to drive his family away at the end. He was found unresponsive on his living room floor. I am angry at him for this. I miss him with all my heart. My kids miss him too. I love that

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