My Wish for Denis: “Blue Skies and Soft Landings”

By Shelley Seyler There are those people in our lives who are angels in human form. I recently lost one such angel after a long battle with brain cancer. Denis, the father of my best friend from high school, died January 10, 2011. This one’s for you, Denis. Snapshots My best friend Sheila and I … Continue reading

Getting By With a Little Help From Our Friends

By Rachel Levitin [Rachel’s Tell My Story] There’s a saying that, “The universe works in mysterious ways.” I like to believe that’s true. Even when faced with personal despair and utter tragedy, it would be foolish to try and run away from what the universe has in-store. You can’t change what happened in your past. … Continue reading

My Mother Never Lost Her Sense of Humor

By Matt Schmidt The hospital room is just like any other—white, white, and then some more white. Wires and tubes hang from the wall. Weird beeping noises persist. Some instrumental music plays on a small TV. I never understand why they couldn’t spice things up a bit to make rooms a little more comforting. Add … Continue reading

Does Grieving End?

Yesterday I was discussing the five-year anniversary of my mother’s passing with a close friend. My friend is lucky enough to have never experienced losing a loved one so at first I took the following statement in stride. This friend suggested that my family and I should have already dealt with the grieving stage since … Continue reading

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