On April 18, 2013 at 3:42 AM she simply stopped breathing. She had Lung Cancer. We had been Life Partners for 27 years on April 9th and she was nearing her 70th Birthday on May 12th.
We had known each other for over forty years spending the last 27 as Partners. If she suffered before she died I never knew about it. She was very cavalier never wanting to admit that she was sick. I watched her lose weight and stop many of the activities she so loved. She was so intelligent and…Continue
Added by Jan Woolery on December 10, 2013 at 9:03pm — No Comments
1951 - 2013
When Anja (Gayathri's grand daughter) posed me the question "what is it you most remember about Granna?", I knew that my personal emotions must find a way to share what I knew about…Continue
I have never posted on a website before so I will make this brief.
I lost my Life Partner on April 18th of this year. We had ben together 27 years and had known each other for over forty years. At 3:42 AM she simply stopped breathing. She had Lung Cancer. Our togetherness was as excellent as you can possibly imagine.........and we were not through with our life.
She promised me that she would always be by my side and now she is gone forever. She was a beautiful woman;…Continue
Added by Jan Woolery on December 9, 2013 at 6:25pm — No Comments
Added by carolina noya on December 8, 2013 at 9:47pm — No Comments
When those we love have left this earth, we still can feel them near. We'll see a picture, hear a song, and it’s just like they are here. And when we call upon our faith, when we believe and trust, we know the ones we care about are always close to us.Continue
Added by Damiro Carlos on December 6, 2013 at 9:38am — No Comments
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.Continue
Added by Damiro Carlos on December 6, 2013 at 12:45am — No Comments
It’s always difficult to know ‘what to say‘ to family and friends that have lost their loved ones. Just remember, it’s not always what you say that counts, but that you have just taken the time to connect, bringing comfort to others who know you’re thinking about them.
Q. My husband suffered with on-and-off mental health problems in the two years before he died, and our life was very difficult. He refused to seek help despite my pleading, and he lost interest in everything except sex. During that period, I received a holiday greetings email from a former boss of mine, who was 20 years older than I. He had been a mentor, always very kind, and we began to exchange emails. Because he was someone I could trust, I wound…Continue
Added by Florence Isaacs on December 5, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
My brother, Scott Lee, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 21, 2012. He was 46, I was 44.
I remember being in shock when I arrived at his apartment where our oldest brother found him. Alone. I debated on whether I should go in and see him. I envisioned kissing his forehead and saying goodbye. But when I entered in, I was in no way prepared for what I saw.
If someone you know is ever faced with this decision, just to see them one last time, my advice would be no. Dont…Continue
Added by Carrie Swearengin on December 3, 2013 at 4:44pm — No Comments
Well been almost 22 months and I don't feel like much has changed in my way of grief. My parents are still crippled and i find it really hard to get near acceptance. I guess we don't get over death. With xmas here soon It breaks my heart. I'm not sure i will ever enjoy xmas the same for many years to come. I know that my brother would want me to live life to the max and move on. Im gonna do my best to do that one day at a time
Added by Jennifer on December 3, 2013 at 12:10pm — No Comments
One year ago I lost my father. My father was a healthy man that work out regularly, ate right, never smoked or drank, but he still died at the young age of fifty. His death was a complete shock and a tragedy. On November 1, 2013 I got a phone call at 3:15 a.m. telling me that my father's gun had gone off while he was in the closet, he suffered a gunshot to the head, with relentless attempts by my mother to resuscitate him he died instantly. My father's death was a tragedy that sent my…Continue
Added by latasha gray on December 2, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments
Q. What can I say or write to someone whose brother just died of AIDS? I haven’t heard much about AIDS in recent years, except for newspaper stories about epidemics in Africa. I thought people were living with it in the United States — that it was treatable. Also, I don’t know the circumstances. Is it OK to ask questions?
You’re right. Huge progress has been made in…Continue
Added by Florence Isaacs on December 1, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
yes? no? maybe?
WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
"There is going to be a resurrection." Acts 24:15
WHAT THAT CAN MEAN FOR YOU
Comfort when loved ones die. 2 Cor 1:3,4
Freedom from a morbid fear of death. Heb 2:15
A real hope of being reunited with your dead loved ones.
This information is found in the Bible. It truly is a blessing from our Heavenly Father. Real hope for the…Continue
Added by Margaret Lopez on November 29, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Over the past year, there have been an inordinate number of people on my radar – neither family nor very close friends, but certainly in my life – who will not be at their Thanksgiving tables this year. I suspect that’s true of many others. The empty chairs serve as reminders of the beloved souls – young, old, healthy,…Continue
Added by Susan Soper on November 28, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
My friend had a beautiful old watch that belonged to her dad, and she wanted to get it back in working order. She took it to a repairman, and while examining the watch, he told my friend he could tell a lot about her dad by the way the watch was worn. He mentioned her dad probably liked to fiddle with the dial and showed her the worn-down areas. He then demonstrated how her dad most likely kept his hand in his pocket based on the wear on the watch’s side.…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on November 26, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The myth that most suicides take place during the holiday season probably has been perpetuated by the film It’s a Wonderful Life, where George Bailey feels as if he has failed his family on Christmas Eve and seeks to end his life.
Nothing could be further from the truth, though. The reality is that as much as people might dread being with their family members for two of the biggest holidays of the year, being…Continue
Added by Michelle Linn-Gust on November 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Q. My co-worker’s husband just died, and I’m at a loss for what to write in a sympathy note. She and I are friendly – occasionally we have lunch together with a group of other associates – but we’re not close friends. What should I say?
The death of a spouse (or life partner) is an extraordinarily complicated loss that turns a widow’s life upside down. She loses a…Continue
Added by Florence Isaacs on November 26, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
I was speaking to a reporter about sudden death and how this type of grief differs from anticipated death. I explained that it was no better or worse, just different. No one is ever ready to say goodbye to someone they love, no matter the circumstances. Loss is hard and never invited into our lives. It comes to all, and our hearts yearn for what we can never have again – our loved one’s voice, touch, smile and laugh.…Continue
Added by Nancy Weil on November 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Another year without out you .... I still hear that laughter and see that wonderful mischievous grin. Did I ever tell you that you were my Hero? You'd get such a kick out of the kids.Comics everyone of them. I look at their life ; you provided so well for them that it affords me the time to enjoy every moment spent with them. You would be so very proud. This does not get easier my son. Throughout the day you are thought of with tears love and memories.
Love you Hun xoxoxo
Added by Colleen Pasay on November 22, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments
Q. My husband recently died after a long illness, and I’d like to join a bereavement group. I have a choice between a group that meets nearby, which is for people who have lost any family member — and a group that’s further away, but is solely for widows and widowers. Does it really matter if I opt for convenience?
Yes, it does. The “general” bereavement group is likely to include many people who have lost elderly parents, siblings or other…Continue
Added by Florence Isaacs on November 21, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments