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Added by Julie Ann Finch on April 29, 2011 at 5:35am — No Comments
I'm confused and lonely. I'm sad and dejected. I miss her. I couldn't stop crying this afternoon. I'm not sure what comes next.
Added by DJ on April 27, 2011 at 11:45pm — No Comments
Added by DJ on April 25, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments
My dear Becky boy....
Another day without you and it hasn't been any easier. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and I'm sitting here thinking about how much you would enjoy today. I can just imagine you laying flat out on the grass, with the warmth of the sun shining down on you. You loved that spot in front of the…Continue
Added by Amy S on April 24, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
It has been two days since I put my beloved dalmatian dog, Beckett, to sleep. Grief and guilt have overcome me and I'm finding it hard to function in my daily duties. Some people may question why this is so hard... just a dog right? Not Beckett - he was our son. My husband Tom and I adopted him as a pup when we bought our first place together. We don't have children and Beckett was our son. …Continue
Added by Amy S on April 23, 2011 at 8:03pm — No Comments
It's been two and a half months since Ariel killed herself. Sometimes it still feels very unreal, like it's somehow not what it should be. It's hard to FEEL like it's real, even though I intellectually know I haven't seen her in that long and that a lot of her stuff is gone and I've got a copy of the M.E.'s report on the examination of her body and her ashes are on a shelf in my office. It just is hard to consistently get and stay next to. I don't know how much of that is from how much…Continue
Question: What makes anyone think that after a month that I would stop missing him? I am finding more and more that people are very understanding for the first week or so when you feel like life has really thrown you a curve ball, but less and less as time goes on. I am not even talking about uncontrollable crying or crippling depression, just bring him up or getting misty eyed when mentioning that you don't know how you are going to cope with the holidays this year. It makes people wonder…Continue
I dreamed last night that my Papa was alive, but conditionally. It felt like we all knew he would have to go again soon, so the urgency made us try to make the best of the limited time.
It was Christmas and we stayed together for days, with no one leaving. Then my Papa proposed to my mother again, so they could renew their vows. It meant so much to us all and gave us hope. But before the day was through he was gone again. It hurt so much more in the dream, to have him again, then to…Continue
Added by Crystal Ann Spaulding on April 13, 2011 at 9:55am — No Comments
This poem may have already been posted here, but I found it and have been helped immensly by it. I thought I would once again share it. It is not one that I have written. I hope it blesses you as much as it has blessed me.
MESSAGE FROM HEAVEN
To My Dear Family Some things I'd like to say,
But first of all to let you know That I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from Heaven Where I dwell with God above,
Where there's no more tears or…Continue
I recommend a novel to you that had me laughing out loud and gave me joy.: Barefoot Through the Goathead Patch by Ken Jarman.
This hilarious novel chronicles the adventures of Timmy, a mischievous young boy in the mid 1900s who finds trouble around every turn. …
Added by coachlouise on April 11, 2011 at 3:53pm — No Comments
I do not know how to cope with this loss. I do not know how to function like a regular person, when I feel I have been altered permanently. I am filled with rage. Patience is not a virtue I was born with, and now I am pushed to the limit. Having a two year old son while going through this grieving process seems like an impossible juxtaposition.
I remember my brother's laugh, his expressions, his face and am jolted to my core with the realization that his being gone is…Continue
Added by Arielle on April 11, 2011 at 1:20pm — No Comments
I wish I coul say I had a close relationship with my parents like many here but did not -They were quite dysfunctional. But my husband Howard, who died May 2010 was my ALL Pal, lover, husband,confidant, supporter of my dreams- at times even a parental figure since I had none. No one loved me like he did . I dream of him I think of our happy times over 47 yrs . Then my heart sinks when I realize I will not see him ever again. I am not one who believes our…Continue
Added by dianne Ribbentrop on April 11, 2011 at 10:40am — No Comments
My sister had me join this blog so that I could get some emotions out without burdening complete strangers, which I do often.
So here I go again. I feel like I lost more than my father I lost my mother as well. My mom has always worked and my father was the one who raised us. My mom had trouble relating to us, becasue of severe anxiety. SO my dad filled both roles at home. Now that he is gone it is apparent how little we actually had of our mother and now what remains is just an empty…Continue
Hello to myself and everyone,
I am struggling with the idea that life goes on. Why? Why can't I take a sec? It hurts too much to just progress, I am not ready. But each day I have to function for my family, for my little ones. Then of course I feel heartless becasue I did. Doesn't my father deserve more?
There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer;
no disease that enough love will not heal;
no door that enough love will not open;
no gulf that enough love will not bridge;
no wall that enough love will not throw down;
no sin that enough love will not redeem...
It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble;
how hopeless the outlook; how muddled the tangle; how great the mistake.
A sufficient realization of love will…
Added by Julie Ann Finch on April 8, 2011 at 2:36pm — No Comments
Working, if you can call it that, on another essay...I don't know how I can do that, as I can't see the key board. My first birthday without you. This time last year, you were so sick, but here. I miss you so much. Life is again, lifeless without you. Just going through the motions 'till we are together again.
I don't feel you fading away, I feel you right with me. I hope that I'm not stopping you from the work that you need to do. But I want to join you so bad, so…Continue
Added by Molly Smith on April 8, 2011 at 9:27am — No Comments
Added by Marian Johnson on April 7, 2011 at 8:46pm — No Comments