He Gave His Heart (It Hits Us in Waves)

It’s been two months since Dot’s boyfriend passed away from failed kidneys and a donor heart. Two months of being fine until we hear a song that reminds us of him. See a photo of him on Facebook. Remember his laugh, his smile, his personality.

Dot just got her driver’s license. She passed the test last week. I’m so proud of her. And in his honor, she’s chosen to be an organ donor. I tried to talk her out of it when she applied for her permit last year. I don’t like thinking of the idea of her being gone. … read the rest. . .

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The Face of the Future

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Class of 2012.
You’ve worked hard. You made it through with flying colors.
You made it through the toughest moments.

You stopped and smelled the roses.

And now it’s time to rock the socks off the future.

You can do it.

You will do it.

The world is at your feet.

Tread steady, and make your own path.

And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!

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How to Help a Mourner

I guess this is sort of a “Lessons Learned” post in reverse. Not so much lessons we’ve learned this last week, but more of a “What To Do” if you’re ever in the situation yourself.

One week ago, Dot’s boyfriend of over two and half years passed away. In the week since, we continue to experience an amass of emotions and while some people have been wonderfully considerate, we’ve had some experiences that could have been avoided.

This post is dedicated to helping people on the outside understand how they can (and can’t) help someone in mourning.

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