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Meditation and Grief

 

 

As parents, we raise our children with love, hope and the belief in endless possibilities. All children come into this world absolutely perfect, just as they are. We hold them, dry their tears, share their joy and build our lives together. Our...

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MEMORY IN MOTION

 

 

As parents, we all want our children to be remembered. This does not change once a child dies. What does change is that people will often stop talking about our children once they no longer exist in this physical world. For a bereaved parent, our children will always exist. They exist in our hearts, in our memories...

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World Wide Candle Lighting

12/11/16

 

 

I sit here by myself

In total darkness

With Christmas tree lights

And candles.

 

Tonight is the one night a year where people around the world come together and light a candle in memory of a child who has died. The candles are...

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My dad died suddenly during Spring Break my sophomore year of high school. My family had disintegrated a few years before, and he was my world. I was stunned, and numb.

When I arrived for the funeral,...

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I no longer count this time in seconds, minutes, hours, days or month. I count it in years. It is three years today, Jan 5 that my son died. Nothing in the years to come will change that one fact or anything about that day. it will always be there, always be the same. My heart hurts as much now as it did that first moment of loss. I hope that one day, it will soften even just a...

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Silent rides and tear filled eyes,
For answers why I look to the skies.
Memories paint bright cheerful pictures,
But the pain lingers like a cemented fixture.
I carry you within my heart,
Like a mosaic window you were a piece of art,
My thoughts of you play in my head like a movie...

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February 26. 11 years. 11 whole years these green eyes have not seen those beautiful sparkling brown eyes and those perfect,straight white teeth. To say i have struggled would be the single biggest understatement ever. I have done things quite a bit differently however. If you follow my posts, you will read I have been a "runner" under the assumption if I kept myself very,very busy i could run...

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The Moment that we pass from the Physical World to Heaven, we are immediately filled with love. If you took the most love that you have ever felt in your entire life and multiply it by infinity, then, you may then begin to understand the feeling of Heaven. When our loved ones arrive in Heaven, they will see your family and the struggles they are going through because they are not physically...

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I remember being very small

i remember you bring so tall

I got your long legs and definitely a mini you

I could not be prouder that there are two

One is you, the other is me

forever in my heart is where you will be

 

RIP DADDY MY BBR

LOVE YOU ALWAYS YOUR CLBR

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In my personal and professional experience I have found that, overall, people like to help each other. It’s a general statement, but there are signs of it everywhere, and I think we find our true joy and...

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