Don't grieve alone
We are eternal beings who will never be separated from our loved ones. ~ R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.
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I wanted to share an idea of what we can do with pictures of our loved ones. Nancy Gershman, a digital artist, creates meaningful portraits from photos, memories and stories that we think about every day. Here is a sample of her work:
DREAMSCAPE PHOTOMONTAGE: Myrtle pays homage to the memory of her twin and keeps a promise to her sister. As long as she lives she will keep her nephew - who is a trucker - safe on the road.
I know Nancy's work and I’ve seen how she captures the entire essence of a person and the real truth about their character, their passions and their mission in life.
What Nancy does is digest all these photos, memories and stories until they re-emerge as a holistic portrait of the person you love. You see your father, sister, or beloved poodle, thoughtfully placed into a beautiful legacy portrait for you, but also for generations to come. The end result is that her artwork makes you smile or even laugh.
For the 30 - 60 minutes you spend with her by phone, she delivers a meaningful, heartfelt fine art photomontage in the form of an 8 x 10 print (or enlargement). She can also upload the artwork so you can make something to wear or display (photoblanket, photo-purse, photo trivet, etc.) -- however you want to keep that loved one close by.
I encourage you to view the documentary on Nancy Gershman’s work.
Let me know if you have any questions.
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Hello, I am Matt Streicher, a sociology student who has recently experienced the death of a loved one and is doing a study on bereavement as part of my senior capstone course. I would appreciate your participation in my study. If you’d like to participate in my study, you can click on the following link or copy and paste the link to your web browser.
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Started by Genevieve L in Untitled Category Jul 24.
After Death Communication
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Thanks for that bluebird .Those sentimental movies always seem to get to me, they sneak up on me every time lol. I guess I just never allowed myself a chance to stop and realize that. And I do apologize for not visiting as frequently as I would like to. I walk around 'trying' to think positive and yet my wife may think I'm having too much fun without her. But just for your information i, and everyone here, I really do read & pay attention to emails from others here. And I may be "one of…Continue
Posted by Bill Daniels on August 21, 2014 at 10:42pm
I am moving closer to eternity every day.
I am not moving further away from you - I am moving towards you.
Heaven is a place of perfect reunion. The promise and hope of heaven will enable me to deal with the grief while I move ever closer to you.
Eternity with my Creator God and my beloved - THAT is the joy that awaits me after this daily pain!!
I would have lost heart if I had not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord's promises fulfilled.
today my husband went to help a friend at 3 this morning, being all alone hurts. I cryed all morning, then I went to see my son, talking to him and crying my heart out I feel hes there hearing what im saying. I water his floers and wipe off his stone, like I do everyday. how can my heart keep breaking, I know theres nothing left. I see people that look like him and it takes everything I have not to run and hug them, instead I just cry. the phone never rings any more, friends never come over,…Continue
Posted by kim on August 21, 2014 at 10:24am
17 Weeks today...another Thursday to get through
I woke up this morning and lit a candle for you my love
The little flame flickering and struggling to stay alight
Wanting to go out ...flickering weakly,
The little flame just like me...
I opened the blinds and I see it is overcast and raining
So symbolic of my life without you
It rains in my heart everyday
And when my heart is full, the rivers flow from my eyes
Posted by Zell on August 20, 2014 at 11:42pm
I think I just blew a fuse. I generally do my best to be positive, but today I read a post that said that God picks and chooses who lives and who dies.
specifically it said that God chooses children to die so that he has younger angels in heaven. That's such crap. I'm so upset I can barely type. Why would a person post poetry like that? How can writings such as that be of any comfort? Obviously the person who wrote that poem knows nothing of which they write. I understand the need to…Continue
I'm only 2 months into my greif. And I don't see how it's supposse to get better. I hurt all the time. I'm still in the denial stage. I truly don't feel as though my daughter is really gone. She was my only child. She was killed in an auto accident. She was the only beauty in my life. I was so proud of her. She graduate college with a bachelors degree in education. She was all I had; I'm not married and my "little family" is no more. I will never hear the patter of little feet…Continue
Posted by Rachel on August 20, 2014 at 3:14pm
Started reading a book called "Life after Death" written by a Rev Tony Cooke:
I pray my heart beat would stop. then I could take my sons hand and go with him, to hold him and never let him go. to see my mom again after 33 years, I would hold them so tight . I could smile and laugh once more, if I could just be happy again. I feel it will never happen. please shawn answer my questions, hear my crys. I need you shawn, I want so bad for you to come to my dreams, I have not had a dream since you went away, soon it will be 10 months, we have never been apart that long…Continue