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Ah, the holidays.
Halls, houses, and lawns are decked with festive decorations. Kitchens are filled with delightful, savory aromas. The air is laced with laughter, familiar music, and the tinkling of Salvation Army bells.
The holiday spirit is everywhere.
I find that most grievers are surprised by their grief. By the depth of it, the longevity of it, and the inflexibility of it.
On the one hand it seems obvious why we suffer so intensely after...Comments
This journey that I have been on, for eight years since it began.
Has been ever so difficult to believe and difficult to understand.
You and I were still so young and still so very much in love.
Without any warning, in a blink of an eye, God took you to heaven above.
This tragedy has happened and I can't change it if I try,
So I keep trusting in the Lord above and...Comments
You get your hopes up that this year, finally, Christmas will be so happy for everyone.
The death of your Loved One happened more than...
The holidays can be a very difficult time for those who are grieving. Many bereaved have difficulty understanding and managing their grieving process. This may be because the holidays are a reminder of the people who should be at the holiday table, but are not. Their absence remains, even as the years pass. This rings true particularly if your loved one died during this season, or if this is...Comments
I wouldnt ever believe where I am today
I wont look back n live in yesterday
There is a path we choose
whether we win or loose
remember the choice is up to you
as I get older and realize what's true
is that no one or nothing would know what to do
i have climbed mountains, I've conquered fears
chasing after dreams as wiping away the tears
What Can I say about a man so great
for all I saw and all I ate
katz's deli and momma Mia's too
this is one of the reasons
why I love you
More than a grandpa, a father figure too
you taught me so much about life and what not to do
you fixed my mistakes as well as teaching me
How to lose a battle , but win the war that's true
It is my turn to focus on me
to be the person I want to be
I've been through battles
I've won the war
Thats what is important
and so much more
Ive received my degree
life, opportunities and the life I know
Is one I always had to learn and grow
i am proud of who I've become
I am proud for pursuing my dreams
To my Dear Friend
Times are hard, n life can be ruff
Just remember do not value stuff
That's all we have n need no more
For life's biggest gift is health for sure
I often wonder how this can be
More important than anyone but me
Always value your self and others
Just likes it is your sisters and brothers
We all need love and forget the hate
As The Holidays approach, I find myself reflecting on the past four and a half years without my son Brayden. What follows is mostly a brain dump to help me come to terms with my thoughts, but hopefully, by sharing my raw thoughts and feelings, you may find similarities and know you aren’t alone.
My Son Brayden died on February 29, 2012 during the night at the age of 5. He had apparently...Comments