Tag: death

It’s Gonna Take More Time

A year ago at this time I spending the last week of my dad’s life at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.  I’m thinking a lot about that this week as I reflect on the year that has passed since then.  The one thing that really has felt strange is...

The Other Side Of Grief

For the first time, I have been directly impacted by the death of a loved one.  It has been an eye-opening experience for me.  While I can’t say that I have been overcome with grief, it has had its moments of difficulty.  I have been amazed at the things...

He’s Finally My Daddy

I am watching my daddy die. I haven’t called him daddy for a long time. For most of my adult life, our relationship has been strained and estranged for long periods of time. Yet here I sit by his bedside watching him fade away to the heaven he has...

There Are No Words

Yesterday I learned that the wife of a friend of mine had passed away.  I can’t imagine what he’s going through right now.  After I watched the tribute he posted on Facebook for her, I sat there watching the blinking cursor in the comment box wondering what I could...

What Are We Doing With The Dash?

I just finished reading the obituary for one of my aunts who passed away earlier today.  As most of us do, I looked at the dates of her life.  Date of birth and Date of death.  In the middle is where all of us are at now.  The dash....