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Our 2nd Annual Gilchrist Pediatric Memorial Service

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On Sunday, April 29, 2018, we attended our 2nd Annual Gilchrist Pediatric Memorial service. Since attending last year, we had an idea of what to expect. There would be the welcome from the executive director thanking us for allowing Gilchrist into our homes, our lives, and the privilege of taking care of our children during such a difficult time. In reality it should be us, the families thanking them, the staff and volunteers of Gilchrist for helping us and taking such wonderful care of our children and us. Brian and I have spoken over the years regarding not knowing how the staff does it....how they take care of these kids and families knowing the child will pass. Also at the service, other staff members will read poems or excerpts from other readings.  
~~Love Poem Olio~~ Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be broken. But it is inscribed on a heart and there it shall remain forever.
"There is a sacredness in tears. They are…

When Someone You Love Dies, There's No Such Thing As Moving On

I came across this YouTube video and it hit home. The concept, just everything about it. So I decided I
wanted to share it. I have attached the link below if you choose to listen to it. In addition,
I have transcribed the video for future safe keeping.

By: Kelley Lynn, Garden City, New York, March 2017
When Someone You Love Dies, There's No Such Thing as Moving On

Best selling author and widower, C S Lewis said in the opening line of his brilliant book,
A Grief Observed. Nobody ever told me that grief, felt so much like fear. That's a powerful
statement, fear. The fear of what, the fear of losing yourself, the fear of growing old alone,
the fear that this intense pain will never stop. The fear of forgetting the sound of his voice or his
laugh, or that others will forget him. That his life won't have mattered. Grief makes you feel isolated,
alone, terrified and damaged, and scared of absolutely everything.

On October 27, 2006, at the age of 35, I married my very best friend, D…