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How different things could have been

How different things could have been

When I was ten years old my father died and it was decided my sister & I would not attend his funeral. I have no memories of visiting in hospital as he slipped away from cancer. I remember coughing and hair loss… only aware he had a

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I was young and knew nothing so I said nothing

I was young and knew nothing so I said nothing

I wish I knew then what I know now. That way, when you were dying, and told me you were scared to tell people you were “giving up” I would have known what to say. I would have told you it wasn’t “giving up” it was “letting

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You had a strong influence on my life

You had a strong influence on my life

I always remember you asking me if I would be a nurse just like you were, and I would say no. I never realized I would end up working in Long Term Care. I might not be in the nursing field but I think you had a

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