butterfly in compassionate friends

Don’t you think this is a lovely butterfly? Whenever a butterfly flutters about in the garden, I smile with the thought that Luijoe is in another life with greater beauty and freedom. But I believe the butterfly’s life cycle – metamorphosis – represents my new life after the death of my precious son. THE EGG: Read More →

flowers for my son

In every meeting of The Compassionate Friends, we provide positive ways for grief management. We believe that the only way to truly relieve the pain is to work through the grief. Once we had “Creative ways of Remembering your loved one“. The topic was about “Healing through Journaling” or Grief Journaling[/tag] by Leah Eriguel, a Read More →

Every third saturday of the month, there is a monthly meeting of the Compassionate Friends, a grief support group after the death of a child. It’s the time to pay forward and give comfort to newly bereaved parents. Sometimes I cannot even imagine myself in their shoes, going through what they are feeling today. Oh, Read More →

16th Worldwide Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting  Where: Kiosk area of the Church of the Risen Lord,  Laurel Avenue, UP Campus, QC  Map : Check this google map:http://goo.gl/maps/fXzmQ  When Date: Sunday , December 9, 2012 Time: 5:00 to 8:00 PM Holidays are a season of cheer and happiness for many of us. For others it Read More →

Grief is in the news once again. Once in a blue moon (hopefully not often enough), you may encounter a friend or relative reeling in pain because they lost someone. It can be an awkward situation if you don’t know what to do or not do. There really are no words to convey how sorry Read More →

So if someone says to us, by word or by action, “You should be over that by now,” we can recall the words from the Talmud: “Judge no one before you have been in his place.” When people ask how many kids I have, I always say three children and pretty soon, the question goes Read More →

MLQ Message for Vee Press E-books’ launch I regret being unable to join my good friend Noemi Dado on this extremely happy occasion. She and her husband are the best kind of friends any writer can ask for. She can agree to disagree and can find the whole path where neither integrity nor civility ends Read More →