Posts tagged grief
How Do I Live My Life After Mom's Death?

I remember the day my mother died as if it were yesterday. She was on hospice and I was frantically packing and getting last minute details done because I knew I wouldn’t be home again before the funeral. My husband and daughter were home helping and as I was heading to the door, my hands full with the last load, my husband’s phone rang. Fear flooded over me.

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10 Ways to Help a Grieving Loved One

In just over three years, I lost four of my closest family members. I learned that one of the hardest things about losing someone is the hollow place they leave in our lives, our hearts, and our arms. Through the stress and strain of planning final arrangements and settling estates, I reached for something to hold onto - a comfort in my time of need. Using the sewing skills my grandmother taught me, I was able to turn my mother’s nursing cape into a memory bear and my grandfather’s shirt into a memory pillow. It didn’t bring them back, but it did bring me comfort.  Being able to hold something a loved one once wore helps keep their memory near. Today I am honored to be able to comfort other families though their time of grief with Kidderbug Kreations.

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Gift-able Hugs

I was reeling from the loss of not only my mother but also both of my grandparents. They were my mother’s parents and we were very close.  Although I thought I was prepared for their deaths, I had no idea how much it would shake me. All 3 of them had been on hospice. Although it was less than 2 weeks for my mom and grandfather, my grandmother was on hospice for 10 months. The grief was the same yet different for all 3.  

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