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A Year Ago Today

A year ago today you left the house only to leave this world a day after. Tomorrow will be exactly a year since I last heard your voice or saw you. I remember how on that Thursday evening, in the … Continue reading

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Lost In Reading

Of the novels that I have read lately, in almost every one of them someone close to the main character (the hero or heroine) dies of cancer at a very young age. In real life most of the people I … Continue reading

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What’s The Point

My late husband once told me, “Nothing has been easy for me in this life, even when I was a kid. I had to fight for the things I loved to do and have, no matter how small they were, … Continue reading

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Harmony

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton When I read this quote last night in my ‘quotes notebook’ I thought of my late husband. I didn’t need to read a quote to think … Continue reading

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It May Be Unfair

This weekend here in Montreal there was a two day walk to end women’s cancers. In fact almost every weekend there is some kind of a walk or activity or charity event to help raise money for cancer research. To … Continue reading

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Maybe I Should Feel Lucky

In a few days it will be exactly nine months that I lost my husband. On the 16th to be exact. Last night when I checked my calendar for any appointments that I have this week, I realized that the … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary My Darling

Two weeks ago I said goodbye to my mother who went home after a visit of almost two and a half months. She went back to her home in Lebanon. My mother is old and has a lot of health … Continue reading

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The Fearful Acute Suspense

In her book ‘On Grief and Grieving’ Elizabeth Kübler Ross talks about anticipatory grief. She writes: “Forewarned is not always forearmed. Experiencing anticipatory grief may or may not make the grieving process easier or shorten it. It may bring only … Continue reading

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You Left Us Too Soon

Exactly five months have passed since we put you to rest. Not a moment has passed since then that I haven’t missed you. Not a night has gone by that I haven’t cried myself to sleep. May you rest in … Continue reading

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The Smell Of Things

When I was a little girl and in the scouts, whenever we went camping in the fields in our village there were always stray dogs wondering around. I used to be terrified of them whenever they got near me. I … Continue reading

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