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Do You Have Any Special Memories of St. Patrick's Day? March 15, 2006 1:40 PM

Even in times of celebration, we may feel depressed because a special loved one is no longer with us...  Often, however, the good memories still bring a smile... 

How about Saint Patrick's Day?  Did you have fun?  Let's share, please!

Giuliana aka Princess Little Rock

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Memories March 19, 2006 2:08 AM

Having lost my mother &  step-father in the last couple of years and now finishing up with my divorce, I'm afraid that holidays still mean little...or maybe I've blocked the emotion because it'll still hurt. I still have a hard time looking at photographs of my folks...to think about holidays...well...I can't. Sorry for the downer.

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 March 19, 2006 3:31 PM

Karen, my dear...

I can totally relate to your feelings because I lost Tony, my beloved husband, less than two years ago... 

As for my own experience, I have noticed that time is "THE" healer, even if medications and friends' support are helpful. Now, when I look at some old pictures, I can smile, even though I still have tears in my eyes...  And lots of beautiful memories don't hurt as much as before... Yes, it's a gradual, slow process I'm working on...  But - what would the alternative be?

I enjoy being busy with Care2 because I've met some wonderful people through it... I often receive and give advice... which can be gratifying and/or valuable, according to the specific circumstance.  Working for a good cause...  signing petitions...  make me feel useful.  Because this, in a way, is  part of my personal and spiritual development... 

I think you'll agree with this, Karen, even if you don't realize it yet.  We don't have the power to bring our deceased loved ones back to life, but we can keep them very much alive in our hearts... because we're thankful for the many cherished memories we shared...

Hugs and blessings,

Giuliana aka Princess Little Rock

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