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Hospice is an emotional, often overwhelming process. Our experience has provided us with a compassionate understanding of the unique elements that families face. Check back often for observations that can make a difference.

Where Do You Go When You Need to Tell Your Story?

Sharing our stories is healing. But you may find that just when you need support the most, family and friends may not be able to listen to your story as often as you need to tell it. Where do we go to tell our stories – to talk about the ones we loved and the …

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Each Moment Matters Luncheon Announces 2019 Speaker

The Each Moment Matters Luncheon benefits the caring fund of Faith Presbyterian Hospice.  The first luncheon was in 2010 and this is the 10th anniversary celebration year.We are pleased to announce that Kim Campbell will be the guest speaker. Kim Campbell was married to legendary country/pop star Glen Campbell for 34 years until his passing …

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Do Children Mourn?

Instead of talking openly about death, you often hear people tell children “They went to be with God.” “They went to heaven where they were needed.” “They’re sleeping.” Do children really understand what is happening? Families with young children often wonder what to say to them. They may be anxious about discussing death or mentioning …

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Getting Through Grief

We were taught that grief and mourning occurred in stages or phases, occurring in orderly fashion, one after the other and once completed we would be finished with our grief. The work of grief is now recognized as tasks to be completed. We may work at them one at a time, or sometimes all at …

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Two Steps Forward … Three Steps Back

During a grief support group, a woman who had lost two brothers within a month of each other – one in a car accident, the other of a heart attack – expressed her frustration to the group, “I think I am doing okay and then I slide back.” The group had been describing their grief …

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Letting Go

You could hear the widower’s anguish as he shared with the other support group members. “What do people mean when they say I have to “let go?” Do I have to let go of my wife?” The listeners shook their heads. They knew where he was going. “they want me to send all her clothes …

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When Will I Stop Crying?

Her husband had died a few months ago. While visiting in their home, his widow told me about the ways her life had changed, and the ways it had begun to settle down. Then she asked me this question: “When will I stop crying?” For a moment, I wanted to reassure her that all this …

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