The mention of my child’s name May bring tears to my eyes, But it never fails to bring …Music to my ears. If you are really my friend, Let me hear the beautiful music of his name. It soothes my broken heart And sings to my soul. ~ Author Unknown (From The Compassionate Friends) […]

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Grief is a tunnel – it is long, but once you enter, you are on your way out Your journey through grief cannot be compared to another person’s journey. You will grieve in your way and in your time. Grief does not have a set time limit and does not allow a time limit.  The […]

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Time cannot steal the treasure that we carry in our hearts, nor ever dim the shining thought our cherished past imparts, for memories of the one we love still cast a gentle glow to grace our days and light our paths wherever we may go.   Excerpt adapted from “First Tears” by Linda Anderson Related […]

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Excerpt from Grief Works library from Alan Wolfeldt available at www.WithSympathyGifts.com – Developing a New Self Identity after Loss Part of your self-identity comes from the relationships you have with other people. When someone with whom you have a relationship dies, your self-identity, or the way you see yourself, naturally changes. You may have gone […]

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The Mourner’s Bill of Rights – Decide how others can help you during grief by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.  From the complete GRIEF WORKS library at www.WithSympathyGifts.com Though you should reach out to others as you do the work of mourning, you should not feel obligated to accept the unhelpful responses you may receive from […]

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