I am a registered nurse case manager by day, and by night I love writing, reading, creating art and connecting with family and friends. With three grown children who are my loves, and three grand children who are my wee loves, life is pretty sweet. I came to nursing later in life and maybe that's why I'm more interested in end-of-life issues. All things related to death and dying and the resiliency of the human spirit are fascinating and beautiful to me. I can be reached at td0954@sbcglobal.net.

6 responses to “Stone Soup: The Gift of Remembering”

  1. Candice Wilmore

    well said. great reminder to slow down and look around me

  2. Margaret Weller

    Thank you for writing such a thoughtful and compassionate article. It is a good reminder to be senstive to others when offering holday greetings. The holidays can be a sad time for many people and the greatest gift that we may be able to offer them is a hug or a listening ear.

  3. Corinne Sherman

    This is so beautifully written. I cried my eyes out just reading it… I lost both my teenage daughters in a tragic car accident and the Holidays are always the worst time, any holiday, Easter, Thanksgiving, all of them, because these are the times your suppose to spend with your family/loved ones and when your family has been taken from you, there is just no describing it. I feel out of place or lost in the sea of holiday happiness and of course I wouldn’t want other families not to be happy, because they have all the reasons to be. I feel that some people would like to speak with me, but don’t because “they don’t know what to say”. If someone would say “I don’t know what to say”, that in itself has great meaning, because it says that they are remembering you and your loved ones, but can’t find the words. And a hug is sometimes a whole paragraph…Thanks for understanding & thanks for the great article Therese.

  4. Bonnie Bucqueroux

    I remember being blindsided at Meijer the year my mother died when the greeter shouted out “Happy Mother’s Day” to me. With both my stepdaughter and mother gone, Mother’s Day was a holiday I was avoiding. It somehow seemed even sadder to think that it was offered as a canned corporate attempt to boost sales.

  5. Charlotte Morton

    Wonderfully insightful.

  6. ken vogel

    Once again therese you ripped my heart out.excellent!People have no idea .

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