Monthly Archives: March 2014

Grieving for My Mother: Part Two

After they took my mother to the funeral home, my brother, his significant other, Susan, and I headed back to the hotel in Delray Beach. It was after ten o’clock and almost everything was closed. We stumbled into Boston’s near the beach and convinced them to serve us. A live blues band made it hard

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Grief Quotes: The Nature of Grief and Love

Grief is not a disorder, a disease or sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve. ~ Earl Grollman, unspokengrief.com A widower loves with the knowledge that love sometimes outlives the relationship. We love at our own risk in

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Grieving for my Mother: Part One

Where to begin? Twenty-three hours ago I held my mother’s arm as she died. She was 89 and I had lived with the probability of her death for years. She had a bad heart and whenever the phone rang and I saw it was from her caregiver, I thought it would be THAT call. Your

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Remembering a Great Child Advocate: In Loving Memory of Patti Dorsey

ANGELS AMONGST US By Jim Monroe Angels aren’t just in heaven There are angels all around Patti was the best example Of this that can be found Angels aren’t just in heaven They surround us every day Patti was a fine example Helping children find their way Each child deserves A helping hand A place

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