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Everyone has a story. About losing someone close. About what it was like to have the conversation. About not talking about wishes until it was too late.

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My Mother’s Good Death

By Winston
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For years my mother and my youngest sister, lived together in a small town in Texas, the town all of the children grew up in. Mother’s activity had been curtailed for about 23 years by...

I had the conversation with my parent .

The Uninvited guest

By Deb
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When my brother was 45 years old he began to notice weakness in his right hand. Despite the obvious , “What is going on with my body?” This was very distressing because it limited his...

I had the conversation with my sibling .

Do you have a few minutes to talk?

By Anne
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I was at home one evening, when my mother called. “Do you have a few minutes to talk? Daddy and I just got back from dinner with friends and we have a few things we...

I had the conversation with my parent .

My mother, my model

By Martha
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Actually, the conversation was initiated by my mother over a period of 40 years. All her 6 children were very aware of her wishes and she diligently prepared for the end, little by little, over...

I had the conversation with my parent .

The Love of my Life

By Betsy
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My husband and I had been married for many years before be passed and he had celebrated his 67th birthday ten days before he passed away.He was full of life and energy. He just loved...

I had the conversation with my spouse .