By Rachel Tavel, P.T., D.P.T., C.S.C.S. I loved my dad’s hands. They were soft and always warm, no matter how cold it was outside. As a kid, I would hold his hand every chance I got. On a sunny Tuesday just before Thanksgiving last year, surrounded by my mom, four siblings, and several life-saving machines, I
On Christmas Eve 2015, Emily and David Graham and their three kids were at home making reindeer food ― a family tradition ― to sprinkle on the front lawn for Santa’s fleet. Earlier in the day, their oldest son Cameron, 7, wasn’t feeling well ― he had an earache and a cough ― so David had taken
Alone In My Grief Grief is truly hard to bear Losing you seems unfair Oh no, not you out of the blue We had much more to do. You were taken from me My heart and soul grieves for thee Death came upon you like a thief It stole you and filled me with grief.
Heart Breaking Where do broken hearts go? I’ve heard this said many times, my heart is broken and I don’tknow when it will mend. Today is the 4th year of your sudden passing. I feel so hurt, it feelslike the first year you passed away. No, things are not getting any better. My doctor
by Thomas Attig I am sure that I am not alone in approaching Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, and New Years with sorrow in my heart over the death of a loved one. I hope these reflections will provide guidance for reaching through the sorrows of loss in the coming season. During the holidays, the pain of