Category Archives: Grieving for my Mother

As Long As You Remember: AfterTalk Inspirational 5.25.17

As Long as You Remember He said sadly, I have a hole in my heart I said, I know He said, It feels like a piece of me is missing I said, Me too He said, She’ll never get to know my daughter See her grow up like she did with yours I said, She

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My Mom Died: AfterTalk Inspirational Quote 10.13.16

Shortly after my mom died, an older relative called and said, “I’m leaving you alone now, but I’ll check back in six months.” When I asked why, she said, “Because that’s when they’re really gone.” And she was right. That’s how long it took for me to get that I was really never going to

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The interesting thing about grief

Stephen Colbert is no stranger to grief. When he was 10 years old, his father and two older brothers died in an Eastern Airlines plane crash in North Carolina. He made several statements when his mother passed at 92, including these. A video follows. “The interesting thing about grief, I think, is that it is

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Against Grieving in Silence: Inspirational Quote 6.9.16

Against Grieving in Silence Editor: we are going to try something different for a while with AfterTalk’s Inspirational Quotes. We’re going to present a series of video “quotes” beginning with this excellent TED talk by Rachel Stephenson about the loss of her mother.   You can find the full text of this talk on Rachel’s

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Inspirational Quote 11.5.15 a Mother’s Death

Succession One morning state police escort us to your grave the next my flight is canceled. Maintenance issues breaking out all over. You would speak of a “grand theory,” something tying all this together, but you had none yourself, none that reached me then or now as I drive your car slowly into the tranquil

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