Category Archives: Thoughts

As God Provides

Memory Bears

Requests come in from families who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. They are hurting and need to express their love for someone who has died. A memory bear is an ongoing comfort for them. Created from their loved one’s clothing, a Memory Bear is there to hold and hug as they remember.

My Hospice Experience

As a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant, I gained valuable insight into the world of death and dying. In sharing some of my thoughts and experiences from those moments, I hope to help others who face the issues of death and dying. The dynamics of an expected death play out with all the functions and dysfunctions of life itself as families come to terms with the finality of life.

The Ministry

The creating of Memory Bears and the sharing of what I learned as a CHPNA, is an opportunity to help others as God provides.

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A Treasure to Hold

When a loved one dies, we, more than anything, want to hold them once more. We find a favorite article of clothing and, with tear-filled eyes, hold it close.

A Memory Bear is made from your loved one’s clothing. The bear is about 22″ long and just right for hugging. Always there for you, a memory bear is truly a treasure to hold.

The Valley Is Hard To Walk

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me…” (Psalm 23:4, KJV)

The valley of grief is hard to walk, but you do not have to walk it alone. There are others around you, who support you and sympathize with you. There is spiritual comfort, knowing that God is with you. There is hope in the deepest valley. The sun will shine again and you will smile.

“May your memories linger always”.

Joy Comes In The Morning

Like a warm summer day are the words of a friend.

Like the rain from the sky are the tears of angels.

Like a shelter from the storm are a mother’s arms.

Like words of hope is the coming of spring.

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“…Weeping may endure for a night,

But joy comes in the morning.”

(Psalm 30:5)

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Life is Fragile

Life is fragile.

Yesterday is gone

Tomorrow is yet to be

Today is what we have

Life is fragile.

Jona  1992 – 2019