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When my husband was killed, it was all I could do to breathe.  When suffering a loss, every day is overwhelming.  Some days you are at the point of breaking.  Anyone with me?

Life continues and that is what you want to stop.  The world is passing you by and that is what you can’t comprehend.  Everything is going so fast and all you want to do is sit down and cry...

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Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible. ~ Hannah Arendt

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After my daughter Jeannine died at the age of 18 in March of 2003,there were signs of her everlasting presence in my life. In the beginning of my journey, though I acknowledged these signs, I didn't develop a greater appreciation for what they communicated to me about the sacredness of the relationship that I developed with Jeannine until much later in my journey. Because of my...

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Years

Time plays no part
It can’t replace a permanent hole
In a grieving heart
This is no regular wound I feel
To grow together and to heal
I lost what I never owned
I mourn what never left me

Years
No number...

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All of us have experienced many "FIRST'S in our lives.  Our first love, our first kiss, the list can go on and on.  

 

  When I found the Love of my Life I had many of theses FIRST'S.   Our first kiss, our first date, and yes, our first I love you.    Time moved along and  as Love...

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National Students of AMF: Kelly Interview from Rob Ranney on Vimeo.

Kelly is the founding president of the Central Michigan chapter of Students of AMF. Campus Chapters are student-led,...

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            How do you cope with a death that is so sudden, so tragic, and would appear to some to be so preventable? The grief reaction felt by those that are left behind after a person dies from suicide are similar in some ways to any loss, but simultaneously unique in so many ways too. The anger and guilt that accompanies many situations of grief is often...

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I am not a author,vendor,nor run a support group. I am a grieving mother. I wanted to share my story with everyone so my daughters death is not in vain and will hopefully bring awareness to others so no one else has to endure this kind of pain.


My 16 year old daughter, Theresa died on August 16, 2010. Theresa died from a pulmonary embolism, caused by a blood clot, caused by the...

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Midway upon the journey of our life
I found myself within a forest dark,
For the straightforward pathway had been lost.

Canto 1, The Inferno, The...
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"What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down." 
~ Mary Pickford

 

Are you experiencing seemingly insurmountable challenges in assuming a new role due to the death of your loved one? Have you made mistakes in developing new skills needed to fulfill that role? Do you feel you are a failure because you continue to have "bad days" and are not "...

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