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Birthday for My Only Son 9/21. He was shot in the head 9/30.

"My only 20yrs old son was shot in the head Pamela too. The girl he was with said they were playing with the gun, and that my son shot himself. I know she is covering up something. He went to get his things and the next thing we hear, my son was…"

Added by Bera on September 16, 2014 at 12:21am — No Comments

Link to my blog

I set up a blog before I found this site.  My name is Miranda and we lost our daughter on May 7, 2013.  Our story is on my blog at: timewithbella.com

Added by Miranda on September 15, 2014 at 8:08am — No Comments

Solo Vacations for Widows

Q. I’m in my 50’s and thinking of taking a vacation by myself so I can meet some new people. But I’m also frightened. I’ve never traveled completely alone before, although my late husband and I saw much of the world together. Do you have any suggestions?

I think you’re brave. Many widows…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on September 10, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

In Quiet Time

In Quiet Time

In quiet time before I sleep,

I pray the Lord my soul to keep.

A little prayer I learned as a tot,

And as I’ve grown older have not forgot.

I have a new prayer in mind,

But, the words are hard to find.

I’ll admit, I’ve been remiss, and

Then I remembered back to…

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Added by Ken on September 6, 2014 at 3:44am — No Comments

Wow! That's in an Obituary Notice?!

Most people know what basic information to include in a good obituary: birth and death dates, cause of death, education, career, passions and hobbies, personality traits, unusual skills or interests.

But there is so much more to a person’s full life that will make people remember reading about them. Those are the gems that are unpredictable, quirky, astonishing – the things you might have liked talking about to…

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Added by Susan Soper on September 5, 2014 at 2:21pm — No Comments

When Someone's Adult Sibling Dies

Q. My neighbor's elder sister died and I will be attending the funeral. I've met the sister a few times over the years, but I don't know much about their relationship. What should I say at a time like this?

The loss of an…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on September 4, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Obituaries, Reunions and Alumni Magazines

As parents are sending their students off to school these days, many might also be preparing for their own high school and college reunions this fall. They are happy times to reunite, remember, celebrate old friendships and forge new ones.

On a more…

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Added by Susan Soper on September 3, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Grief Recovery Is Like Mountains and Valleys

Grief and loss over a loved one is not usually a constant low point but a continually oscillation of highs and lows like mountains and valleys.

There will be bad days, but also days where you actually may have interest or feel normal.  Then as quickly as that day goes by, the night may bring a reminder of the loss.

This is natural.  One should not feel hopeless in the valleys.  One should understand it is natural to grieve something or someone so important.  It is perfectly…

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Added by Mark Moran on September 3, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sharing Stories – One at a Time

My grandmother was born in Austria and when I visited there this summer I felt an immediate connection. When I had my first bite of apple strudel, it triggered a flood of memories. The last time I ate apple strudel was when I was a child and my grandma made it. I posted a…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on September 3, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Comforting Thought -Re: Our Love Ones

“Your dead will live. My corpses will rise up. Awake and shout joyfully, You residents in the dust! For your dew is as the dew of the morning, And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life. (Isaiah 26:19)

Added by TCGOODWIN on August 31, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Missing my big Brother

Yesterday when i got home from work i opened my mailbox and recieved my brothers Autopsy report.  He died Feb 8th 2014

Yes yet another death in my family.  The emotional toll is sometimes overwhelming.  I can still see his big smile and hear him calling me "Sis" If i didn't have Jehovah helping me through this i know i couldn't bear this.  He died of a Heart Attack due to Hypertension.  He was only 54 the first of 5 siblings to…

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Added by Margaret Lopez on August 29, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments

See Yourself when all is new

See Yourself When All Is New      ( Revelation 21:1-5 )

  Just see yourself, just see me too; Just see us all in a world that is new.

 Think how you’ll feel, how it will be, To live in peace, to be truly free.

 No evil one will then prevail; Rule by our God cannot ever fail.

The time will have come for a new earthly start, The song of our praises will pour out from our heart:

(CHORUS) “Jehovah our God, how well you have done! All things are…

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Added by Margaret Lopez on August 29, 2014 at 9:19am — 1 Comment

Poem " Do not Stand at My Grave and Weep" by Mary Frye

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there - I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints in snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
As you awake with morning's hush
I am the swift-up-flinging rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there - I did not die.

---John 5:28,29

Added by TCGOODWIN on August 26, 2014 at 2:57pm — 2 Comments

Loss is Temporary for Theists

Grief Counseling Program

One of the sad realities of life is loss.  Loss is as much part of our existence as happiness.  We need to fully be aware of that as we fully hope to understand the nature of our temporal existence on earth.

Whatever we gain on earth, can be lost.  From the smallest trinket to the most important person in our world.  Like a thief in the night, material things can be snatched…

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Added by Mark Moran on August 26, 2014 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Letting Go

I sat staring out the window, into the darkness,

Searching for some understanding, some peace of mind.

Oh, how I long for the comfort I once felt, the feeling of belonging,

And the tranquility in life, that I now cannot find.

I feel empty inside, like a part of me is now missing,

Or maybe has even died.

And with this anguish burning from deep with in my soul,

It's these bitter, angry tears that I cry.

The sudden realization that there is nothing I can do,… Continue

Added by JESSICA LYNN HEPNER on August 24, 2014 at 10:01pm — 1 Comment

Our Rock

As we look at the news (tragedies) today  it can be pretty sad...As we think about our  dead love ones ..it makes us even more sad..things are getting bad to worse and things today are fulfilling Bible prophecy... we need hope....He is the rock--- Isaiah 26 :4

Added by TCGOODWIN on August 24, 2014 at 3:05pm — 1 Comment

How to Create a Widow's 'In Memoriam' for Her Late Husband

Q. I’d like to run an in memoriam for my late husband in the newspaper obituary section. Is there any time limit?  (My husband died four years ago.)  What should I say, and when is the best time to do it?

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Added by Florence Isaacs on August 19, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Famous People vs Depression & Suicide

It's hard to believe that many famous people have died due to depression. They mask it so well. They laugh but they are really hurting inside.... Money and fame does not bring happiness....(Psalms 94:14)

Added by TCGOODWIN on August 17, 2014 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Interesting about Support Systems -Depression

----“The Age of Melancholy?”, Dr. Gerald Klerman explains: “The three most common social support systems have been the family, the church, and the immediate neighborhood. . . . It is a characteristic of the present time that all three of those social support systems are in various degrees of disarray.”

 However, there is someone that we can always count on(Psalms 34:18)

Added by TCGOODWIN on August 17, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Talk to Someone

Talk to Someone

My friend and I just had a chat, about nothing at all just this and that.

Would it have helped for her to know that my mind was about to blow?

With all the feelings pent-up inside she couldn’t see what I tried to hide.

Who could have known or who would have guessed that I was so damned

depressed?

I could  laugh and put on a smile, but hurt down inside all the while.

But sometimes it helps to…

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Added by Ken on August 15, 2014 at 1:04am — No Comments

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