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What a Life to Take!

“He was such an amazing person”. Every time a person passes away, we hear this. I will admit that sometimes I wonder if people just say that to be nice. 308 more words

A Prayer of Lament &  Forgiveness 

How Lonely sits the city where silence now resides

The doorways are clean and empty, the water basins full

Yet, there are no ripples in the water… 344 more words


To share my story.

From the time I lost my brother who had developmental disabilities, I searched for anyone to possibly understand what I was going through. I was a child merely 18 years old, two months into college, and his sudden death turned my whole world upside down. 290 more words

Anticipatory Grief

Remembering Ellen, Three Years Later

I’m now older by a year than my older sister will ever be.

It’s a reality I’d never considered much. “I’m fourth of eight, two older brothers, one older sister, three younger brothers, and one younger sister—all in twelve years.” That was always my standard refrain when asked about my siblings. 328 more words


Explaining the unexplainable… You wake up at 4am drenched in sweat…

You wake up at 4am drenched in sweat. Other people tell you reality takes a minute to hit but for you it punches you fresh in the face… your partner is dead. 467 more words


Twas The Night Before Christmas

As with any defining moment in your life, you can reflect back on the time known as before, and the time called after. Christmas Eve 2016 is that moment.

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