Category Archives: Loss of a Parent

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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My Dad Died: Inspirational Quote 8.18.16

“My dad died, I write. almost a year ago. Car accident. My hand is shaking; my eyes sting and fill. I add Not his fault before pushing the notebook and pen back across the table, wiping a hand across my cheeks. As he reads, my impulse is to reach out, grab the notebook, run outside,

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Finally Home Inspirational Quote 3.10.16

Finally Home by Jamie Zahradnik-Williams A beautiful mind that first thought of me A womb that kept me safe A smile that exploded The first time she saw my face Loving arms that cradled me Gentle hands that brushed my hair A contagious, vibrant laugh That still lingers in the air Two lips that kissed

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