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An Irish headstone

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

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What science says about tears

“…it is physically very healthy to cry, regardless of whether or not it feels awkward or embarrassing socially. The reason people will frequently report feeling better after a well-placed cry is doubtless connected to the discharge of stress-related proteins; some … Continue reading

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All is Well

All Is Well Death is nothing at all, I have only slipped into the next room I am I and you are you Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name, … Continue reading

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Another suggestion

In remembrance of your spouse this Christmas. Put a holiday bowl or box containing Christmas gift tags with strings attached near the Christmas tree. By means of a sign or by word of mouth, invite all to write on a … Continue reading

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Tears

“Tears are the jewels of remembrance – sad, but glistening with the beauty of the past.” Larry Yeagley

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Memories

“Recall it as often as you wish, a happy memory never wears out.” Libbie Fudim

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Light a candle

“In this season of light, remember the light your loved one has brought to your life. Light a special candle – not in memory of a death, but in celebration of a life and a love shared.” Darcie Sims

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Memory gifts #11

Buy a gift for your spouse that you will keep as a memory. A painting he/she would like, a nick knack that tells something of his/her interests, a ring to wear representing ongoing love, a CD you would both like, … Continue reading

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Memory gifts #10

Buy yourself a gift from your spouse. What might you have asked for if he/she was here? Imagine his or her pleasure in your having it.

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Memory gifts #9

Find another widow you know who is also facing Christmas without her husband. Invite her over or meet for lunch to share challenges and memories. This can be a gift to her and a gift to you.

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