Category Archives: Loss of a Parent

For My Dad: AfterTalk Inspirational 6.15.17

For My Dad It’s been 10 years, where has the time gone? This is so wrong You should’ve been here to see us grow and live Be part of family events that you used to love to attend and to give Making it clear that you were there No matter if other’s liked what you

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Mourning My Father; AfterTalk Inspirational 4.20.17

Mourning My Father by Mayim Bialik As I wrote here on Kveller, my father died last month. The period of sheloshim (30 in Hebrew) just ended, as a matter of fact. Sheloshim marks the end of 30 days of mourning. There are restrictions on behavior and activities for the 30 days and there are additional

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You’re Not There: Inspirational Quote 12.22.16

On the heartbreaking new Lukas Graham single “You’re Not There,” frontman Lukas Forchhammer sings about his father’s death and the events he won’t get to share with him. “You’re not there to celebrate the man that you made / You’re not there to share in my success and mistakes / Is it fair you’ll never know

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Sudden Loss: AfterTalk Inspirational Quote 12.1.16

Everything around them is still there, dealing with sudden loss   In 2010 Marieke Poelmann, 22 at the time, experienced the sudden loss her parents as a result of a plane crash. It took her several years to see that bad things in life do not necessarily have to define you. In her talk she

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Her Father’s Death: AfterTalk Inspirational Quote for 10.20.16

The emptiness was like hunger and indigestion, all tucked up under her lungs. She was reminded of her father’s death. The call she had taken that evening in her tiny med school apartment, her mother telling her that he was in the hospital. She had not changed clothes or told anyone she was leaving. Took

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