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word count 10861
date submitted 05.11.2011
date updated 05.11.2011
genres: Non-fiction, Biography
classification: universal
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SQUEEZED

Linda J Galvin

Death is the one guarantee of life.

 

Being as we are all going to experience death, be it our own or someone elses, why do we avoid wanting to think or even want to face it ? We spend our lives trying to prove that there is a life after death , so why is it that we run the opposite way when we are faced with it 60% of the population would be scared to open this book - 40% would have the courage to listen to this story. WHICH ONE ARE YOU!

 
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SEVEN

CHAPTER 7

 

TAKE THE BEST    

 

Looking back over the past many years and thinking on my loved ones, I can smile and feel love and gratitude for our times together, being in their lives, witnessing with them, giving advice and insights, which was not always taken, and the coming to peace in knowing that it was all ok when they chose their way and not my way.

 

Memories are treasured for what they are, I have left behind the feelings of did I do enough, as I now see that I did more than I possibly could in a lot of situations, there are no regrets.  Experiences through Robert gave me more understanding, he gave me the opportunity to nurse him in the last five weeks of his life; there was a lot of talking and arranging, a lot of acceptance that he was leaving, he had accepted it before I had, to be present through the final days of his transitioning was a great insight, even though the grieving still had to be done.

 

Lou’s death was more difficult as he had chosen to end his own life, it’s a feeling of helplessness that was dealt with when he had attempted it a few weeks beforehand, it’s hard to understand how someone could be so desperate to leave the body. However it was his intent and I have had to learn to accept that, he taught me more depth of compassion for the pain and suffering of a soul in torment, he now has the peace he sought and so have I.

 

My son was young, so full of life, an unborn baby left without her Daddy, it was an all consuming experience and yet there were many joys given on a spiritual level. Over the years I have come to see that all in is divine order, that there are no accidents in life; that we all have a set time for birth and death, it matters not at what age it occurs.

 

Our journeys of loss can be given in many ways, the loss of a pet who has been a constant companion, maybe we ourselves become ill or bare some form of incapacity. Anything that we feel is a dramatic life change for us. We grieve our loss at some level for numerous reasons. The process is the same and taken at any depth we wish to go, to allow and accept is the first step to out healing for denial is resistance and whatever we resist will resist.  My wish for you in whatever the journey you are on is that you may experience the greater insight and freedom that comes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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S.C. Thompson wrote 900 days ago

Good, good message, good help for those who ache with loss, good poem.
I think you've done admirable work here.

name falied moderation wrote 901 days ago

Hello and welcome Linda,
Well, this is a different view on a subject that many really dont wish to face. I have not read it all as I just had to get to bed, ( compelling )but be assured I will continue for you have grabbed me. I see your book is incomplete, PLEASE put more up and give us the opportunity to follow your insights.

lizjrnm wrote 782 days ago

This is quite insightful - an important read - on my shelf tomorrow! liz

By-Dana wrote 895 days ago

With a good editing, I'm sure this will be a good resource for people who are dealing with loss. I wish you the best of luck with Squeezed.
God Bless,
Dana P. Finding Xanadu and The Journey Home

S.C. Thompson wrote 900 days ago

Good, good message, good help for those who ache with loss, good poem.
I think you've done admirable work here.

Warrick Mayes wrote 900 days ago

Linda,

I couldn't get your first sentence "Know that whatever we are in gifted in life,"

I also think you need to swap "me" for "be" in "My first inkling of that there had to me more..."

Also, remove the "a" from "...it was a an empty shell..."

There were some other sentences that did not ring true, and you need to review some of your punctuation, but this promises to be a powerful story - or true-life drama?

I don't know what has happened with your upload, but the first chapter is repeated about foru times.

Regards
Warrick

name falied moderation wrote 901 days ago

Wow, I see already you are moving in the right direction. Good luck

Joythi wrote 901 days ago

thank you for the comment, yes I am publishing more chapters. keep looking

Hello and welcome Linda,
Well, this is a different view on a subject that many really dont wish to face. I have not read it all as I just had to get to bed, ( compelling )but be assured I will continue for you have grabbed me. I see your book is incomplete, PLEASE put more up and give us the opportunity to follow your insights.

name falied moderation wrote 901 days ago

Hello and welcome Linda,
Well, this is a different view on a subject that many really dont wish to face. I have not read it all as I just had to get to bed, ( compelling )but be assured I will continue for you have grabbed me. I see your book is incomplete, PLEASE put more up and give us the opportunity to follow your insights.

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