How many times have I heard in the last few months of people, not tragically killed in an accident, but diagnosed with a terminal illness and gone within weeks? Short answer… too many!!!
I sometimes rant… here is mine for TODAY…
Every person in your life, make sure the last words you say to them, leaves them [...]
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, [...]
All of the children, and there were seven, had been denied access to their father. Not their choice, but one of an aging man, struggling with a painful past and complications of self-medication – alcohol! In fact his medical records declared, no family on record.
It was only in the last year, with a chance meeting [...]
She was the fourth speaker to come to the open microphone, farewelling a confirmed octogenarian bachelor. But it was the words that surprised…
“Sometimes I call him Ernie and sometimes I call him dad.”
What was she really saying?
This lady, in her late forties, explained in the next few sentences, of knowing Ernie all her life, having [...]
Here’s a question for you…
When considering a farewell ceremony, a funeral or a memorial service would you lean towards a public ceremony or make it a private occasion?
What are the parameters around which would help you make a decision?
Dot was still ‘undone’, shedding many tears in the process of recounting the life of her husband [...]
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 [...]
It’s been ages since I have posted anything, even though I continue to write…
So you can expect a wider selection of…
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 [...]
Helen and John, both in their nineties, had lived simple yet active lives. They’d loved, worked, enjoyed and built a heritage that everyone could see as their families said farewell.
Both were spoken of by their grandchildren with great pride, but what impressed me the most was the stamp of quality imprinted on those lives for [...]