Category Archives: Loss of Father

Lincoln on Grief Inspirational Quote: 3.16.17

Lincoln on Grief It’s reassuring that some Presidents know exactly what to say. Here is Abraham Lincoln’s touching condolence letter to 22-year-old Fanny McCullough, the daughter of a long-time friend: Dear Fanny, It is with deep grief that I learn of the death of your kind and brave Father; and, especially, that it is affecting

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You’re Not There, Part 2 Inspirational Quote 1.12.17

A few weeks ago the Inspirational Quote of the Week was musical, a song by Lukas Forchhammer, frontman of the Danish pop band Lukas Graham. Since then, Lukas has been nominated for a Grammy for Song of the Year. NPR recently interviewed Lukas, and this week’s Inspirational Quote is Lukas in his own words. There’s also

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My dad just recently passed: Inspirational Quote 12.29.16

My dad just recently passed away this month very close to Christmas, he and I never had the perfect relationship growing up but within the last few years we had started to develop some progress in fixing our relationship, especially since he found out he has his first grandchild on the way. The loss of

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Father’s Passing: returning to Sloan-Kettering

A Father’s passing: returning  to Sloan-Kettering Last weekend, I walked into the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on the Upper East Side of New York City. At the lobby, a security guard asked if I knew where I was going. I said that I was visiting someone. I took an escalator, and then an elevator. The

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Still Grieving After All These Years…

Still Grieving After All These Years, OR, When Your Emotional Drain is Clogged I imagine your first thought, as a reader, is: “Wow Caitlin, that is a pretty terrible title. I thought you were supposed to be good at this writing thing?” Well, a) thank you for checking in… and b) I have selective writer’s

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