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Category Archive for 'Bereavement'

Fifty More Grief Songs

Last month, I listed 50 songs that bereaved people often find meaningful, and this month I’ll list 50 more. Two of the songs on these lists, “Circus” and “Tears in Heaven,” were written by Eric Clapton after his 4.5-year-old son, Connor, died in 1991. I’m only including 50 more, but you can see the entire […]

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Dancing in the Sky

  For the last five years, we’ve hosted a remembrance service in November for families who have lost loved ones. This year, as we watched the balloons float away during our balloon launch, a young lady, who had just lost her brother, asked if she could share a song with the group. We said yes, […]

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Princess Ezri

I’m not saying they’re twins, but I knew Prince George reminded me of someone. She may not have been born into a royal family, but she was, and always will be, my princess.

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Listen to KLTY interview Larry Barber about our 5th Annual Surviving the Holidays After Loss bereavement seminar.

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What Did I Do Wrong?

For a long time, I wondered what I did wrong. What did I do to deserve the death of my daughter? Was God punishing me for some unknown sin? Was He trying to teach me a lesson? Make me a better person? Was I a murderer in a previous life? Did I build up so […]

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I am sharing this story by Llyod Ford about Kidd Kraddick’s kindness to a cancer patient and employee, Mark Pollitt. Something Unknown About Kidd Kraddick…..Until A Promise Is Kept Today October 18, 2012 at 9:19am My best friend (Mark Pollitt) went to work for Kidd Kraddick some time ago and has shared a variety of observations along […]

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Thoughts on Acceptance

When it comes to grief, my definition of acceptance is when both our heart and mind understand and believe that our loved one is not coming back from the dead. But before getting deeper into this topic, I want to emphasis that I do not believe that Elisabeth Kubler Ross’s Five Stages of Grief Model […]

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Grief’s Dichotomy May 2013

Grief’s Dichotomy May 2013 by George Galdiano I don’t know who won the 1968 Olympic Marathon, but I remember who came in last, and he is one of my heroes. It was a scorching summer day in Mexico City when about 12 miles into the 26 mile race, John Stephen Ahwari of Tanzania tripped over […]

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Grief’s Dichotomy April 2013

Grief’s Dichotomy April 2013 by George Galdiano “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” – Acts 20:35 During his birth, Rick Hoyt went from being a perfectly normal and healthy baby to a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy within minutes because of an umbilical cord accident. Experts advised his parent to institutionalize Rick […]

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  If someone has a heart attack, he is placed in an intensive care unit where doctors and nurses monitor his condition very closely. Family and friends rally around him, nurture him, and tell him to take it easy and not rush recovery. Too bad BROKEN hearts aren’t treated the same way. Maybe it’s because […]

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