grief

Losing a family member is one of the most traumatic life events; Families must support one another to endure the five stages of grief and get through it together.

  • Xena West
    Published about 4 hours ago
    The Life Of Xena

    The Life Of Xena

    On March 9th 1996, Deidra and Terrence gave birth to a beautiful healthy baby girl. She was 5lbs and 11 ounces, Terrence came to the hospital drunk after Deidra gave birth to their beautiful baby girl. He came and saw his daughter then left because he needed to sleep off the alcohol that he was drinking that night. So after Terrence left the hospital Deidra named her daughter Xena from this tv show called “Xena The Warrior Princess”.Terrence and Deidra didn’t live together they both lived with their mothers. They was young parents who was scared. Deidra was 15 and Terrence was 17. Deidra fell in love with Xena instantly she never felt this type of love. Diedra’s mother Debra was crying with tears of joy because her baby girl had a baby girl. She was proud to be a grandmother. Debra got to hold her while Deidra got some rest. The next day the doctors came in to clear Deidra and her beautiful baby girl so they can go home. Later on that day they was home enjoying this beautiful baby girl !
  • The Mindful Educator
    Published about 6 hours ago
    I Choose Joy For My Grandpa

    I Choose Joy For My Grandpa

    As a society, we are curious about habits that lead to a long and healthy life. For that information, we seek out our elders. Now, many grandparents will advise on that topic but, my grandpa Billy was different. He did not tell me how to live a long and happy life, he showed me. For the 26 years that he blessed my life, he always has a smile on his face. People noted there were two things Grandpa Billy always had on him, his Korean War Veteran hat and a big smile.
  • Lina Green
    Published about 8 hours ago
    Setting Boundaries While in Mourning

    Setting Boundaries While in Mourning

    After my mom died, I needed to reset in a big way. I couldn't continue living my life as I was, and I couldn't continue with the same old relationships I had with certain people in my life. It was a hard transition from going from one parent to none. And I wasn't sure how to navigate through it.
  • Sara
    Published about 8 hours ago
    Loss

    Loss

    I lost someone close to me when I was very small. It was sad. My parent at that time told me that the person has gone to a far away place. It was sad to me. My parent was sad too. Because of that incident, we had uprooted our whole lives by moving to a different country for a change of environment. Had that incident not happen, I believe we wouldn't have moved.
  • Patricia Meredith
    Published a day ago
    Living Without My Parents

    Living Without My Parents

    When you’re a kid, you don’t expect your parents to die. You expect them to live forever and be there whenever you need them. Well, that’s not what happened. When I was just 6 years old, my mom died 3 days after my grandma had. I remember being in the back seat of a vehicle crying my eyes out, wanting my mother and being told to stop crying and to shut up. I was 6 and I didn’t understand what was going on. I was scared. My mom had diabetes and had contracted an infection that spread so much that no matter what the doctors did, it wasn’t enough. She had both her legs amputated because of this infection but that didn’t work. It spread further. So much further that she was only given a little more time before she passed. No one knew she would pass 3 days after her own mother. I didn’t even get to say goodbye, or I love you. I miss her every single day. She is always on my mind. I think about my mom all the time. I know she’s not in pain anymore but losing her has been hard and it hurts. It has been almost 15 years since she passed and I’m still not over losing her. I loved my mom so much.
  • Gina Walker
    Published a day ago
    Breakaway from the Notion that GRIEF has a CERTAIN timeline.

    Breakaway from the Notion that GRIEF has a CERTAIN timeline.

    My cousin Donnie Meredith lost the love of his life Shannon Boswell on Halloween night 2020. Shannon started complaining of chest pains so Donnie rushed her to the Elmore County Hospital, he took her inside, signed her in, and the hospital staff instructed him to wait outside due to COVID-19.  Sadly, while Donnie was patiently waiting outside in his vehicle for his sweet Shannon to receive treatment, her health took a drastic turn for the worst. Shannon had a heart attack and passed away. This sudden and tragic lost has devastated Donnie and they regrettably did  not prepare for funeral expenses because she was young and they could not foresee any kind of tragedy  like this happening. 
  • Jacqueline Novak
    Published a day ago
    My Best Friend

    My Best Friend

    It was late August of the year 2000 when I sat on an aqua colored rug in the Kindergarten room, at St. Gall School. I had not attended preschool. Therefore, this was my first day of school.
  • Al Russell
    Published 2 days ago
    Time

    Time

    Time There never seems to be enough. Time is a measurement, what we don’t know is how much time each of us have. So many of us claim there wasn’t enough time. Time for a visit, time to get something done or simply time for yourself. What are you doing right now? Time is a choice that we prioritize what we choose to do. I make time to work, it’s something that I need to do. Over the last four years I made time to work and take classes to earn an associate degree. My point is that if something is important, you will make the time.
  • Viccy Cobbett
    Published 2 days ago
    Losing A Loved One

    Losing A Loved One

    Remember back in like 2006 (I think), the band Green Day came out with a song named “Wake Me Up When September Ends”? If I could create a remix, it would be called “Wake Me Up When August Ends”.
  • Margaret Minnicks
    Published 2 days ago
    Meghan Markle Reveals She Had a Miscarriage with Second Child

    Meghan Markle Reveals She Had a Miscarriage with Second Child

    The public did not know until now that Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, suffered a miscarriage in July 2020. She revealed on Wednesday, November 25 a day before Thanksgiving that she suffered a miscarriage with "unbearable grief."
  • Brenda Mahler
    Published 2 days ago
    Thankful for the Memories

    Thankful for the Memories

    "It's our memories that make us who we are. Without them, we're nothing." - Richard Paul Evans Change is a constant in life. What tomorrow will bring remains a mystery; the present offers family, friends, and daily events, but the past holds the memories. I am excited for tomorrow, I live for today, but I am my memories.
  • Maryanne O'Keeffe Potter
    Published 4 days ago
    Say Goodbye

    Say Goodbye

    Christina, Christina where have you gone? I've gone to my heaven and I'm dancing along. I died in my sleep just like we all wish, although I was a bit young and never got to live at the beach. My life went well when I was on earth, my family, husband and good friends made it all the worth and I wish it didn't have to end. I needed a bit more time to do some more things, but I did get in a lot as short as its been.