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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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Boos Bucket List

By Barbara Sedoric
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My mom died suddenly on a sunny morning in May 2006. My world was immediately engulfed with tears, panic and grief as my Dad , known as “Boo”, my brother, and I were instantly thrown...

I wish I had the conversation .

Who do you trust?

By Matthew
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I lost my wife of 34 years, my cousin with whom I was raised with as sister & brother, and my father all in 2012 after a prolonged illness in each case. I narrowly escaped...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

Ducks In a Row (post story) Oct 12, 2012

By Robyn
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This is the (post story) to the October 12, 2012 entitled, “Ducks In a Row” After writing that month in October, came mom’s hip surgery. As usual, she wasn’t that great a patient, and bucked...

I had the conversation with my parent .

Facing Death with Comfort

By Diane Israel
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I write you one month after the death of my mother. I want to tell you her story and my story involving mom. I hope it will speak to others! 15 years ago, on September...

I had the conversation with my parent .


By Sylvia
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My mother had open heart surgery in 2000, having mitral valve replacement to alleviate heart failure. She did well, and was able to return to her home after 2 months in hospital and nursing home...

I had the conversation with my parent .

Code/Letting Go

By Norma Smith
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Code/Letting Go I’m having trouble in my meditation practice this morning. I count breaths. Then heartbeats. At first, it’s all a bit wild, like someone signaling madly to be held quiet, an intense desire for...

I had the conversation with my child .