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There is so much going on in this world today that I felt compelled to post a short message saying that my thoughts and prayers are with the victims, victims' families of the Las Vegas Strip…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ayodele Shaihi Dec 4, 2017.

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Joy commented on Diana, Grief Recovery Coach's group Grief Counseling
"Diana, it's very kind of you to offer these grief counseling sessions via Zoom. I just wanted to express my appreciation to you. Thanks."
Dec 31, 2020
Joy replied to Liv's discussion New to this severity of grief
"Liv, your speech was very moving and the love you have for your dad shines through. I know this time is so hard for you. I’m still struggling and my mom has been gone 3-1/2 years. I’m just glad you’re doing as well as you can in…"
Dec 2, 2020
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Nov 3, 2020
Joy replied to Liv's discussion New to this severity of grief
"Hi Liv, I felt compelled to reply to your post.  I don’t write anymore.  I did quite a bit when my mom died 3 years ago but I realized nothing could take the sadness away so I stopped. I lost my dad 18 years ago. So I’m without…"
Nov 2, 2020

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About Me:
A daughter who misses her mama very much.
About my Loss:
My mom died. I was her caregiver for almost three years, but she and I lived together even before she got ill/became disabled.

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Grief Share Support Group

I attended the first in 13 sessions tonight with a group of people from all walks of life. The meeting was very therapeutic. Of course when they had us introduce ourselves and talk about our losses, I broke down when I talked about losing my mom three days after Mother's Day. But it felt good to be part of a group where others understand your feelings and the trauma that you experienced. There were quite a few tears shed among the group but I'm happy that I was able to find a group close to…

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Posted on October 11, 2017 at 8:35pm — 3 Comments

Don't worry!

Since my mom died in May, I haven't been to church except maybe two weeks after she died and then the pain of her death was still so fresh (it still is, as it'll be 3 months since she died next Thursday), I couldn't stay for the whole service. I packed up my things and left. I felt completely alone, yet I did not want to be around anyone. I felt that if I stayed I would've just started bawling and wouldn't be able to stop.

Today, was the first time I've been to church in months and…

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Posted on August 13, 2017 at 2:06pm — 1 Comment

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At 7:53pm on June 28, 2018, Crystal K said…

Thank you Joy. Happy birthday to you as well! Hope we find a little joy on our birthdays even if we are missing our moms more. 

At 2:49am on October 3, 2017, Paul said…
Joy, thanks for the kind words and prayers regarding the loss of my Kathy. My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to you for the pain of losing your mom. I definitely found comfort and understanding by being on this site. We are all in a situation we neither wanted or deserved. You are right about our loved ones not having to put up with the crap that seems to be getting worse everyday. My only wish is that I was with my wife either in this life or the hereafter.
At 8:49pm on August 5, 2017, Keleigh said…
Thank you for your kind words... My heart goes out to you and well. You are so right, it does feel like being orphaned. I don't feel like a daughter anymore so it's like a piece of me died with them. Watching mom did the Cheyenne strokes breathing was the worst. I called hospice at 4:30am when it started and she passed at 8:45. They arrived right after she passed. It really does make you fear so much. I'm scared for my children, completely over protective. Scared to lose anyone else. The fear is draining. I feel robbed most days... But I remind myself even though I only had them for 36 years I'm glad I at least had that. My daddy packed in enough love for 100 years but I still miss talking to him every day! I'm with you in grief. Feel free to chat any time!
At 8:49am on July 5, 2017, Heather said…
Thank you Joy for your words yesterday. It meant a lot. Sending you hugs, take good care of yourself...
 
 
 

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