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An afterlife connection

My husband passed exactly 2 years ago today. He had pancreatic cancer and from the day he was diagnosed our life changed and would never be the same. I won't go into the months of treatment and the toll it took on us both because that was just a few months in our 25 years together. And although I am very grateful for the time I had with him, the sadness and loss are still very raw.

My Dad loved hummingbirds

My Dad loved hummingbirds. A big, strong, driven fearless man - would stop to watch a hummingbird hover around my mothers beautiful gardens, especially the many hanging fuchsias. He was very talented and gifted on top of everything else, he carved wood and all of their children have carved hummingbirds feeding from a carved hibiscus flower in their homes among many other treasures he created. Since his passing earlier this year, many of us have shared how those hummingbirds in the garden seem even more present, even more fearless, hovering even closer to us - amazing. Thanks Dad!

To my dear friend Judy

To my dear friend Judy: My sympathy and prayers to you and your family for the departure of your beloved mother. I know she will alway remain in your heart, even though she has gone home. With much love, Lori STAYTON, OR – Marcella “Marcey” Etzel began her eternal reward on May 31, 2012, leaving behind her family, a multitude of friends, and a lifetime of memories.

I wished I had tuned in better

After reading and nearly feeling your pain and grief from the loss of your young daughter (I say "nearly" because one must go through it to know), I so wished I had tuned into my brother's death at 26 years old. The family felt terrible but I wished I had tuned in better to how my Mom felt. Now I know.

So many amazing memories

Such a beautiful website, I have so many amazing memories of Christine and I growing up together you all were like my second family, even though we had lost contact it seemed like all of my memories of my childhood had her in it so she was never far from my mind and still isn't to this day, I really did and still do love her like a sister! Love and miss you so much Christine!!!

A Gift In Honor of My Great Grandmother

I always had a close relationship with my Great Grandmother. I was fortunate enough to get to know all of Grandparents and although my Great Grandmother passed away several years ago now she is always close to my heart. She loved nature and lived in a second story apartment looking over a small stream. When I was younger she would walk me down by that stream and we'd look for fish in the water, watch squirrels and ducks. Those were great days.