The grieving brother stood for a long period, shaking at times, until finally he gathered himself and then shared his most profound statement. “It’s hard for me to get this out…”
As the world farewells our much loved Whitney, her Bodyguard lead partner, Kevin Costner, shared a question so many people ask underneath the surface… one that many high profile people ask, but also a deep underlying fabric in many people’s demise.
AM I GOOD ENOUGH?
It may be a question you have asked of yourself. But, [...]
The juxtaposition of the gentle rains falling on my roof against the profound suddenness of my mechanic’s passing reminds me of the sanctity of NOW.
Two hours of my life were invested in listening to his partner and sister share the story of Matt’s final chapter of his active life [only SIX WEEKS], from the warning [...]
So often the organisational gathering to prepare a farewell service is functional and objective, creating and then dotting the ‘i’s and crossing ‘t’s. Yes, this is important, but there is often a whole other process going on that I dare to talk about.
Many times I’ve found the people gathered move into a thankful and positive [...]
“It just seems a thick fog is over me and I can hardly breath…” Have you ever uttered these words?
What do you think? Embrace or reject the pain of grief and loss? Is there another option?
I opened Facebook again at the end of the day to a comment filled with emotion. She’d only lost her husband of twenty-six years six months prior, and she declared to her FB world – it never gets easier.
This young lady, at fourteen, had taken her own life. A moment in time that changed life’s course for two parents, three siblings, grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins… let alone a myriad of friends!
The final euthanasia is suicide. I can understand the choice and hear the pain of those left behind.
Have you been touched by suicide?
But sometimes the occasion overflows with tears. Nanna, at eighty six, had passed away, not unexpected, and when I arrived and chatted to the funeral staff everything was ready to go.