“For life and death are one even as the river and the sea are one.”

– Khalil Gibran

Personal Stories

Everyone has a meaningful and touching story to tell about losing someone or something he or she loves. Personal stories offer a variety of experiences to illuminate what you may be going through.

If you have a touching story to tell about someone you love, who is dying, or who has died, please send us your story at: personalstories@LoveLiveandBeyond.com.  We’d love to hear what you experienced.

The Loss of a Son or Daughter: How to Cope with the Grief

There’s no pain like that which a parent feels when they lose a child.It’s an indescribable pain caused by something completely unnatural. No parent wants to outlive their child.But at times, illnesses and accidents take us by surprise.How can a parent cope with the...

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The Journey of a Butterfly

by Shelley Whizin "What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly." - Richard Bach Butterflies are one of nature’s mysterious creatures, reminding us that life is transformational and short. The total time frame for a butterfly’s life...

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Cascading of Grace by Michael Maloney

Background Info… Dying is something we all do alone. There may be others present with us at the moment of death yet the experience or act of death seems subjective. It is something which no one can do for us. The same could be said of thinking or feeling. I know...

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Susan’s Last Journey by Shelley Silver Whizin

Introduction:  Blessings come in all sizes, shapes and experiences. Blessings happen all of the time... actually in every moment we are aware of being truly “present”... in every moment we allow gratitude, appreciation and love into our existence.  Profound moments...

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My Evolving Relationship with Death by Ryan

Part 1:  I never once thought that as a healthy, athletic 19 year old, I’d even have to think about death.  But life doesn’t give you warnings, and nothing could have prepared me for the journey I was about to go on. I woke up in the LDS Mission Training Center in...

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