Tag Archives: grief

The Return of the Crow

I often awaken early to listen to the arrival of the coming day. The birds’ song opens the day with hope and melody, infinite possibilities of what could come, hope for joy, hope for peace, a hope for love on … Continue reading

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Reclaiming calm

Yesterday I walked into a hornet’s nest of emotion. My patient and his wife were seemingly upset that their regular aide was not available and the agency had sent a substitute.  This aide had done an excellent job as I … Continue reading

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All Dogs ( and Cats) Go to Heaven

  Once the door of grief is opened in your heart it never truly closes and with each new loss it reawakens the old dormant song of goodbye.  The heart only knows love and it does not matter the object … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Love

There are many hard things in life, but to me saying goodbye to your child is probably the hardest. It is not something I have experienced directly although my youngest child has been at death’s door twice due to his … Continue reading

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Ladder to Heaven

Lily of the Valley prompts childhood memories.  When the delicate white bells of the flower would open in May my mother would bring some inside and their fragrance wafted through the house.  In my child’s mind they were definitely flowers … Continue reading

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A Christmas Gift for the Soul

Christmas traditionally is a time of giving gifts but how can you give that someone who has passed on something special? I recently had a dream of a loved one in spirit who had the reflection of the universe in … Continue reading

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Regifting Love

  Holidays can be difficult when we are missing someone special and can be especially loaded with emotional memories. These memories are gifts of love left for us to savor. When I was very much a child without funds to … Continue reading

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