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It has been 2 years since I last wrote about forgiving my parents for dying and myself for living. 

And while many people do not understand my pain, I do not hold them responsible because people grieve in different ways.  I am content believing in some small way that when they reach out to me that I can help.  My help usually is in...


After the loss of a parent, especially one who may have lived to a more advanced age, there often follows predictable attempts at comfort: "He lived a good life" or "It's the natural order of things" or, "...


"I'm tired all the time. I can barely put one foot in front of the other. Bruce is the same way. Exhaustion has become a way of life," Carla said....


I have written many articles with the intention of healing those whom read them. This article has that very intention as well. If anything written within this article challenges your Faith or Beliefs, please know that is never my intention. I am absolutely respectful of the Faith and Beliefs of others. 

  I believe that our lives here on Earth are PreWritten by us with...


I think that at funeral homes and hospitals there should be pamphlets in the waiting areas and lobbies on what should never be said to a parent who has lost a child, whether it’s an unborn baby, an infant, a toddler, a teen, or an adult child. I have found many articles on this subject online, but I have never...


We just bought a new house. It's bigger and better than the one we're living in. Yes, we're thankful and happy. Yet, a part of us is sad. It's always like this since we lost our dad and our...


“This isn’t happening! This can’t be real!” Carla said, as she sat in the family area outside the Emergency Room.

“One moment she’s here. The next, she’s gone. How can this be?” she asked...


When we lose someone we love, we expect to feel sad. Even years before their passing if we took a moment to contemplate what life would be like without them, we could have correctly predicted the sadness and...


I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard…

“I don’t know how you do it.”

“I would go crazy if I were you.”



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