Category Archives: Loss of Father

John McCain’s Daughter’s Eulogy: AfterTalk Inspirational 9.6.18

Meghan McCain at the National Cathedral, Washington, DC   For video, click HERE “The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for, and I hate very much to leave it.” When Ernest Hemingway’s Robert Jordan, at the close For Whom the Bell Tolls lies wounded, waiting for his last fight, these are among

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John McCain 1936-2018: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.30.18

John McCain’s daughter Meghan posted this on Sunday, a wonderful tribute to a revered American. My father, United States Senator John Sidney McCain III, departed this life today. I was with my father at his end, as he was with me at my beginning. In the thirty-three years we shared together, he raised me, taught

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Martin Luther King Day AfterTalk Inspirational 1:15.18

What Martin Luther King’s Daughter Has to Say About Grief by Lynda Cheldelin Fell She was just 5-years-old when her famous daddy, Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated. Thanks in part to the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of the young Bernice King on her mother’s lap, most are familiar with that story. Yet a recent New York Times  article about

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For My Dad: AfterTalk Inspirational 6.15.17

For My Dad It’s been 10 years, where has the time gone? This is so wrong You should’ve been here to see us grow and live Be part of family events that you used to love to attend and to give Making it clear that you were there No matter if other’s liked what you

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How to Build Resilient Kids, Even After a Loss

Sheryl Sandberg: How to Build Resilient Kids, Even After a Loss After my husband’s death, I set out to learn everything I could about how kids persevere through adversity.  Two years ago, in an instant, everything changed for my family and me. While my husband, Dave, and I were on vacation, he died suddenly from a

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