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Dating After the Loss of a Spouse

If there is one issue that can create division, and even anger, in a room full of widows and widowers, it’s the topic of dating after the...

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“I might explode! I don’t think I’ve ever been this angry, not even close!” Mandy said, staring out the window with her hands on her hips.

“How could this happen? Out of all the streets,...

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Did you know that widows feel shame? 

Did you know that widowers feel shame?

I just realized this.

As I was driving to hospice bereavement last week it hit me like a ton of bricks.

Sometimes when I speak about Michelle, I feel shame.

And many times I do not speak about Michelle when I...

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To have a heart that is tied up in knots
when their are a dozen of pots
in your sink;
Can't even think
to dismiss this Earthly...
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To reach with both hands into the day
a humble need to bow the knee to pray
laughter, smiles & love
Illumination

You sought a solution from the pain
not having you in my arms is driving me insane
We will walk hand and hand
together we will come to understand

A...
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Time Will Tell

 

 
One looks at a painting then shrugs and walks away
some will peer into it's vast extreme
Still another person may stare for a long time
captivated by it's imagery & design...
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For all those who post or blog about their late loved one.  For all those who post or blog about their loss.   

For all those who talk about their late loved one.  For all those who talk about their loss.

This is why we talk about them. 

**Hint:  It is NOT for...

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Hold on to all the times we had
In life that made you smile
Hold on to all the memories
That made our lives worth while
Hold on to all of our sweet love...
And dreams that we once shared
Hold on to our amazing...

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Your life learning lessons are cherished and earned
I'm forever grateful you taught me not to get burned
From age three, I watched you and learned a lot about life
I'll cherish those grandpa so I don't get cut by sharp edge knife
I won't ever let anyone treat me less than best
Thank you grandpa for all you taught me
Now it's time for you to Rest
RIP
...

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