THE TRUE INTENT OF BOXING DAY

Dec 25

For millions, Boxing Day is the highlight of the festive season. They have no issue lining up for hours and hours to get the best buys in the department stores. I, on the other hand, cannot be bothered to step foot anywhere near shopping takes place. Boxing Day originated in the Victorian era and had nothing to […]

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A CHRISTMAS POEM

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By Helen Steiner Rice I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book And every year when Christmas comes, I go and take a look, And that is when I realize that these names are a part Not of the book they are written in, but really of my heart For […]

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WAYS TO COPE AT CHRISTMAS

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Christmas is rich with tradition and filled with joyful festivities. People look forward to spending the holidays with family and friends, exchanging gifts, indulging in delectable treats and reminiscing about the good old days. On the other hand, for bereaved families, the tinsel, decorated trees, and angelic singing of Silent Night, are painful and constant reminders that a […]

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GIVE ME JUST 24 HOURS AND I’’LL HELP HEAL YOUR HEARTACHE, TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY GIVE YOU HOPE

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      I remember the day the fog lifted in my life and my reality was, “Oh I survived… and now how do I live?” I realized for the first time since my father, brother and husband’s deaths that I wanted to live and that I had survived the ordeal. Then it quickly became… […]

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Silent Night

Dec 23 2013 Silent Night

I know so many of you are hurting this holiday season and your life has been turned upside down. It is my hope that you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. Remember your loved one and treasure the memories you have. God Bless. Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright […]

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Daddy’s Gone

Dec 16 2013 Daddy's Gone

After my husband’s death in October, 1990, my daughters and I took possession of our new home in early December. I remember this crushing feeling as I returned to our old home to meet the movers who had packed the house the day before and were now coming to load everything into the truck. It […]

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Grief at Christmas

Dec 9 2013 Grief at Christmas

Christmas is a time of joy and sharing and bringing people together. For most of us it is also a time rich with tradition and filled with joyful festivities.  Family and friends look forward to spending the holidays together exchanging gifts, indulging in delicious goodies and reminiscing about the good old days.  However, for bereaved […]

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I am Not Doing Christmas!

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This picture of my grandsons is one of my favourites. There is no doubt what’s on their minds – they have had enough! Aside from the humour in it, it takes me back to how I felt in the early days after my husband’s funeral. Gerry was buried on October 30th. Within hours of the […]

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