Losing a loved one

4 thoughts on “Losing a loved one”

  1. Will check that link out.
    My mom would have done that – never wanting to be a problem.
    My dad, I think he was struggling to wait for my brother (hours away – long story: didn’t believe what I was saying and warned him to get in the car immediately, but didn’t)- I told Dad it was OK to go on, we’d manage. I think he realized my brother wasn’t emotionally capable of being there.
    Dad and I were always the ones to make sure the sick puppies and animals with no hope were cared for and peaceful.
    Lots to think about with this post…HUGS

  2. That site looks like it has excellent resources. Thanks for sharing the links.

    I am the eldest child in my family. I have lost both parents, a younger sibling, and three close friends. My parents deaths were anticipated and expected. The death of my younger sibling last year, following my mom’s death by just 7 months was not expected. I have also attended the dying process of three elders. In those 3 cases I let each dying person know that it was okay for them to go when they were ready to. I would be sad without them but would treasure the memories we made together and always celebrate their lives and the gifts (not a reference to possessions BTW) they gave me.

    Everyone’s grief process is different and every grief process I have been through has been different than the last one. I am not a Christian. If you are interested in reading my blogging posts about how I cope with grief see > http://thistimethisspace.com/2012/04/03/flowers-impermanence-and-the-grief-cycle/ and please read the comments you find there. If you want to you can also check out these categories grief, death, impermanence.

... and that's my two cents