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Hopeful Hearts: The Eternal Connection with Our Children

Losing a child is an unimaginable pain that words can barely describe. As a mother who has walked this heartbreaking path, I’ve found some solace in the spiritualist belief that life does not end with death. It’s a belief that promises not just survival of the soul, but a continued relationship with those we have loved and lost. This article is written from the heart, aiming to share that sense […]

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I am a mother

By Dr. Joanna Cacciatore I am a mother. I am a bereaved mother. My child died, and this is my reluctant path. It is not a path of my choice, but it is a path I must walk mindfully and with intention. It is a journey through the darkest night of my soul and it will take time to wind through the places that scare me. Every cell in my […]

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Happy Birthday Esther

Dear Esther, Today, you would have been 12 years old. I find myself thinking about all the moments we could have shared, the laughter, the milestones, and the sheer joy of watching you grow. Even though you left us at such a tender age, your spirit has never really left my side. I see you in the sunrise, in the laughter of children playing, and in the quiet moments when […]

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Light after Twilight

In a small, tranquil village, there lived a couple, Anna and John, whose hearts were weighed down by a profound loss. Their beloved daughter, Esther, had passed away, leaving a void that seemed impossible to fill. As the year drew to a close, the village began to sparkle with the lights of the festive season, but for Anna and John, the world felt dimmer. One chilly evening, as the last […]

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Conversation with Grief

I’m leaving you here. For one night I want to forget. And maybe smile. Grief: You can’t leave me behind. I’m tired. You are heavy. Sometimes you are just too much to bear. Grief: I am a part of you now. I can shut the door. Forget you for a few hours. Grief: That is not how this works. I will always catch up to you. Why are you doing […]

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Running for Esther

Losing a loved one leaves an indelible mark on our lives, shaping the way we navigate the world. Seven years ago, my world was forever changed when I said goodbye to my daughter, Esther, who battled cancer with unimaginable bravery until she was just four years old. As I lace up my running shoes and embark on the journey of training for a The Royal Parks half marathon, I am […]

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A Love Letter from your loved one

by Tahlia Hunter Take the love you have for meAnd radiate it outwardsAllowing it to touch and impact others Take the memory you have of meAnd use it as a source of inspirationTo live fully, meaningfully and intentionally Take the image you have of me in your mindAnd allow it to fuel youTo take actionSeize the dayAnd be reminded of what is most important in life Take the care you […]

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Ever-Present Melodies

As we enter July, we observe a particularly poignant time – Bereaved Parents Month. This is a time for us to honor, remember, and acknowledge the winding journey that grieving parents undergo. This month, I want to particularly remember a bright spirit named Esther. Although she was only with us physically for four short years, her presence in our lives endures. A child’s death, in the natural order of life, […]

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Eternal Sisters: Love Beyond Life

For Esther and Alice When the delicate fabric of life gets woven with threads of love, loss, and longing, it creates a tapestry that is as heart-rending as it is beautiful. Such is the story of two sisters – one in heaven, the other on earth – connected by an indelible bond that transcends life and death. The eldest, a bright spirit, brought a world of joy to her family. […]

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Embracing the Wisdom of Old Souls

In a world that often values youth and the pursuit of external achievements, there are individuals who embody a profound wisdom that transcends their chronological age. These individuals are often referred to as “old souls.” Their unique perspective on life, their deep understanding of the human experience, and their appreciation for timeless wisdom make them intriguing and inspiring beings. An old soul is someone who possesses qualities that go beyond […]