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  1. Thank you for sharing so intimite moments… and thoughts. Thank god I have not lost anyone close recently (and pray for future), but then again… you made me think how easy it is to forget. Thanks again.

    1. Thanks so much for your thoughts Anna.

  2. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post.
    It is now just over a year since we lost my Gran and I’ve really battled with the grief.
    The first year anniversary was this month and a friend sent a quote which really helped: “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us” Helen Keller.
    The quote from Victoria Erickson is stunning and so true.

  3. I have such a difficult time with death. When my grandfather passed away in 2011, I felt completely and utterly broken. And I was also feeling a lot of fear. That some day, far into the future, he would become less and less talked about, less and less ” a part of us.”

    I think the way you’ve phrased it is so beautiful and so true. Death doesn’t end a relationship. It doesn’t end a connection. People leave a part of themselves in us and carry on.

    1. I truly believe they stay with us, especially when the connections are so strong. Thanks for sharing your experience Divya 🙂

  4. Marilyn Ridley says:

    Yolanda, yes, my mom was a beautiful lady & her stubbornness is what made her so strong. Thanks for the lovely memory of my mom, your Nana. Lots of love!

    1. We all miss her a lot and I think this time of year even more. Love you xoxo

  5. I’m so glad you shared this. I took the loss of my father very hard, and feel him often. He trained me for my first half marathon, so times when I am out on a run I feel him there. At my wedding, I felt him, mostly during the tribute dance with the important men in my life to celebrate him.

    1. I can’t imagine how hard that would have been – to lose your dad. Knowing that he is constantly letting you know he’s there is so special. Thanks for sharing Carly xo

  6. I feel like I am sent ‘signs’ by my grandma who passed a few years ago. They usually come when I am having a tough or difficult time. I like to think she is sending me these signs to remind me that it will all be OK. Thanks for the beautiful post.

    1. Laura – that’s lovely that you are so connected with your Grandma still. Always – in our hearts and minds. xo

  7. This post reminded me of my aunt who passed away a little over a year ago; I think about her all of the time.

  8. I would like to think we all have a guardian angel. Or many of them. I love the moments of being able to connect with the people in our past who shaped us.

    1. Nicely put -I completely agree 🙂

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