Don't grieve alone
We are eternal beings who will never be separated from our loved ones. ~ R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.
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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thank you for thinking of me, my doctor and I talked for a very long time about shawn and oh how I cryed. she said what im feeling is ok and my family should be here for me , but there not. we talked about this support group here and I told her you are all more then friends you are my new family, how you all care and understand, how you are here for each other when we are hurting so bad. we talked about the holidays coming and how im hurting so much, my wish to know my son is with my mom…Continue
Posted by kim on December 19, 2014 at 2:11pm
You brought so much love to me
In a way I had never experienced before
You thrilled me, you delighted me
You were the one I'd been pleading for
You made me believe in true love
Finally, my lonely days were through
Sweet tenderness sent from heaven above
My girlish dreams at last came true
All my life I'd been waiting just for you
I loved you, I adored…
today my doctor is coming for a visit, its going to be hard talking about the holidays. I just hate them so much anymore. a friend dropped a card off with tiny butterflys, flowers and angels inside and asked me to sprinkle them where shawn is resting, I cryed so hard, its a beautiful thing to do. its getting harder to sleep and I feel so tired. I just want so much for these holidays to be over. its just to painfull with out my baby. I want so much to sleep and never wake up, to hold my son…Continue
I know that in heaven you have no sense of time. Time is fleeting, one long day filled with joy, peace, love and laughter. I am happy that you graduated my love. So happy that you feel no pain, heartache, despair or disappointment – only love and God’s eternal peace and presence.
But back here on earth everything moves in slow-motion since you left. Every day without you is so very long and lonely. And like a road-trip to an unknown destination it appears never-ending because I…Continue
Posted by Zell on December 16, 2014 at 12:40pm
im in so much pain during these dam holidays, I would give my life up to hold you now, without you here life is not worth living. I beg you to come to my dreams to tell me you are happy, with mom , I want so much to hold your face to kiss you and never let you go. please don't let me go through x mas alone, my tears flow each and everyday, please hear my prayers, im begging you. take me with you, take my hand, my heart is filled with darkness, you are the love of my life forever, mom
what I would give to hold you and kiss you, this time of year I hurt even more, I remember how you love x mas but with out you I just cant do it any more. so many tears I have cryed, and praying you will come get me, my beautiful son how can I go on with this unbearable pain, how does my family smile and be so happy knowing im dieing inside, please shawn help me get through this holiday, help me to dream of you, with out you theres nothing left, I wish my heart would stop beating, I wish I…Continue
Highway, miles and distance
Ticket to a Journey
where end is near
a dream short lived
in your arms is feared.
"Riding the crazy train"
that what he said
you get a free pass
Posted by Lulu on December 13, 2014 at 12:38am
God gave Adam and Eve 1 Commandment (Law) to test their faithfulness to Him: “Of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,THOU SHALT NOT eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely DIE” (Genesis 2:17).
One Law was all God needed to prove mankind’s belief and trust in Him—which is actually LOVE shown towards Him! See, God could RECEIVE pleasure (love) from His spirit children simply by providing them with a choice to obey or disobey Him. Do you see? If…Continue
Posted by Zell on December 12, 2014 at 4:00am
So what really happens when we “die” on Earth? It is not death at all!!!
“Death” on Earth occurs when our spirit leaves our physical body. The REAL us (our spirit) is still living! Jesus vociferated on the cross: “Father, into thy hands I commend my SPIRIT: and
having said thus, he gave up the ghost (spirit)” (Luke 23:46). At that point, Christ’s spirit left and his physical body went limp and became motionless. All the atoms making up his physical body were still…Continue