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How do you communicate with someone who is grieving?

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As important as it is to grieve when you lose someone it is just as important on how you deal with that person.  There are many, many books and talks about the subject of how to overcome grief but few books and articles teach us how to deal with the loved one who is suffering.

“There is a greater plan for you”  Over the past couple of years I have been told over and over and over again that “there is a greater plan” for me, honestly?  Oh, how I have come to hate those words. That is how I felt each and every time the words came out of someone’s mouth.  I would give anything to have my husband back, my sister-in-laws, my mother if it means I am a lesser person or my “plan” wasn’t greater.  It was great!  I was happy.  Seriously do you honestly believe that, considering I have had 5 very close family members die in less than 5 years? I honestly think that there are other great things that will come to me, however it doesn’t help to hear that when I am at my deepest point.  Absolutely when the grieving has lessened as we too need hope for a better tomorrow.  I know you have my best interest at heart, but there is a time and place for everything.

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The Epitome of Unwavering Strength

The Epitome of Unwavering Strengthmark lewis family2

I wanted to e-introduce all of you to a remarkable man – his name is Mark Lewis.  He is in the fight of his life right now.  He has angio sarcoma and was told last fall that he had only 3 months to live, and guess what – he is still here and fighting.  I admire and respect his unwavering strength and perseverance in the midst of his journey.

His blog has the heading “I will Live Strong, My name is Mark.  I was diagnosed with Angio Sarcoma.  Now I will beat it.”  The link for his blog is at the bottom of this page for you to take the time to read, it’s worth it, trust me. Read More→

Giving Back

Almost a year ago to the day I quickly sent off a Unwavering Book Coverrequest to Killer covers to design my book cover.  All I had at this point was a title, nothing more.  My hope was that
they would miraculously get it finished and sent back to me in time for Gerry (my husband) to see it before he passed away.  I had this very strong need for him to know I would keep his memory alive in a book, not just in our hearts.

The title of the book is Unwavering Strength – which is in process and I will dedicate it to his memory, after all he was exactly that “Unwavering Strength” as he watched one relative after another die from cancer, only to know that was going to be his fate, very soon.

And as fate would have it (or whatever you want to call it) the book cover arrived in my inbox at 1 am on April 10th and I opened it on my tablet and showed it to him.  5 hours later he was gone.  Read More→