Has this poem touched you? He had a rare type of brain cancer but was in remission from June September He got engaged to his beautiful girlfriend that summer, but the cancer came back and had spread. He was hospitalized at the end of September, and by the 6th of November he was dead.
Memorials Large and Small: We wanted to wrap up this week by sharing some unique ways that real people are remembering someone who has died. Wonderland The Lavender Princess by Kirsty Mitchell Some people decide to remember their loved one in small ways and some in large ways.
And then there are people like Kirsty Mitchell, who start with a small idea that turns into something massive. Kirsty lost her mom, Maureen, in Maureen was an English teacher who, appropriately, could always be found with a book.
So, no matter how sad the origins are, I am so very grateful for what has happened, and the precious friends I have gained.
Beyond Goodbye The first memorial so many of us create for the person we have lost is a funeral service. During the worst week of our lives, when we can barely think straight, we are asked to plan an event that will do justice to the life of the person we have lost.
It just seems wrong — an impossible task at an impossible time. That is what makes Beyond Goodbye all the more incredible. Beyond Differences raises awareness around social isolation in middle school students. She successfully overcame social isolation by the time she entered high school.
One look at their site and you will get a glimpse of the amazing person Lili was and the way her strength continues to shape the world through Beyond Differences. Visit their site here.
A Walk to Remember Pregnancy loss for so long has been a disenfranchised grief: In cases of pregnancy loss memories of the child are often deeply connected to the loss itself. These parents are keeping the memory of their children alive through their commitment to supporting other parents and families in their grief, offering an annual remembrance walk, bereavement care packages, resources, and education.
This organization shows the ways, large and small, that parents are remembering their children everyday while providing support for other families.
Hero On the worst day of their lives some families are given an incredible opportunity for their loved one to save lives through organ and tissue donation.
Though it may sound like an easy choice to save a life, in a moment of grief it can feel impossible to think of others. Yet every day families make this courageous decision. Dear Photograph If you have made this far in the post you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed by the scope of the memorials above.
The funny thing is we often stumble on small, everyday tributes that are equally as inspiring and healing. Dear Photograph is a site worth checking out. Grieving or not, it is a really cool concept. Some of the photos mourn loss, some celebrate change, and all remind us just how much the past and the present are deeply intertwined.Music 22 Songs That Were Written For The Artist's Child.
After Jay-Z released "Glory" for his daughter Blue Ivy, we decided to compile a list of other songs written for an artist's child. The thing about grieving for someone who died is that you can’t just wake up one day and be over it. It takes millions of little steps to finally come to terms with losing someone you love.
One Step at a Time is the perfect song that embodies that feeling. When my aunt Jane died, I read a catalog of truths about her in the middle of the eulogy. At one point I said, "She smoked too much." I had read the thing to my dad in our hotel maybe six times.
10 Best Cancer Fighting Songs Ever A cancer diagnosis brings a range of emotions. In this journal, Brain Cancer Survivor Justin Anderson brings you a range of songs to help you fight - from uplifting to really, really sad and downright depressing, to angry and motivated!
Most of the time, many of us place a great deal of importance on the way in which someone died. Instead, we believe in placing a great deal of importance on the way in which someone lived. Think about retelling how this person’s father lived, how he smiled and how he loved when drafting a sympathy card messages for the loss of a father.
Over the past few years I’ve earned of several occasions — births, engagements, promotions, a new house — through email, or a text message, or post on someone’s Facebook page.