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Eternal Flames

This is a night like no other In the days now all too the same When we stand with one another And share our Eternal Flames For in this gentle expression Of the light from each candle’s glow Shines hope…

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Grief & The Holidays: Dealing With The Pain

“The holidays are times spent with our loved ones.” This has been imprinted on our psyche from a young age. Holidays mark the passage of time in our lives. They are part of the milestones we share with each other…

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Building Your Child’s Memory

A GOOD WAY to shake yourself out of your sorrowful mood is to keep yourself busy. Finding a place that is comforting to you will be soothing as you are now forced to make new memories. In doing so, you may consider…

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TCF Worldwide Candle Lighting – A Look Back Over the Years

As the major holidays approached in late autumn of 1995, I was filled with anxiety and deep sadness. In May of that year, my 15-year-old vivacious and beautiful daughter Nina was senselessly and tragically killed by an alcohol-impaired driver. With…

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Light One Candle

Light one candle, take my hand. Move closer to each other, All who so want to smile again. In this blessed time of year, With your sorrow and tears, Come together to remember and to light one candle. The light…

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Gifts of Grief

“That’s the ultimate oxymoron!” you may declare, in response to the title of this article. “There are no gifts in this grief – only pain, loneliness and anger – and a wild array of other unfamiliar emotions!” It’s impossible to see anything good in life when we’ve…

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When Words Become Gifts

On Thanksgiving Day, 1994, two of my three young adult sons, Erik and David, were killed in a freak car accident. Years after the accident, my husband and I were at David’s college alma mater for a holiday event. I…

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Finding Gratitude in Grief

Thanksgiving was always my favorite holiday.  Maybe it is because it is so simple, no gifts to buy, no ugly sweaters; just food, family, friends, football and fun.  Like most of you, Thanksgiving and other holidays become something very different…

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For That, I Am Thankful

It doesn’t seem to get any better… but it doesn’t get any worse either. For that, I am thankful. There are no more pictures to be taken, but there are memories to be cherished. For that, I am thankful. There…

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The Language of Sisters

I don’t expect it’s this way with all siblings, but Wendy and I could talk to each other about almost anything. We didn’t always agree; in fact, it was often the opposite, but we could communicate in that way I…

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