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Losing Parents

Remembering My Father's Beautiful Life

Jimmy Dunne | Posted 02.10.2017 | Fifty
Jimmy Dunne

I could taste Chicago in every single flake of snow that drifted through the crisp air. Everything was right -- except for the reason I was standing there. I was heading to my father's home in town -- where he passed away during the night.

Losing Daddy

Nicole Dash | Posted 03.29.2014 | Women
Nicole Dash

He knew. We knew. But we were NOT ready. We were NOT OK letting go and losing Daddy. It is hard. So hard that there are no words.

How I Said Goodbye To My Dad

Betty Londergan | Posted 06.27.2013 | Fifty
Betty Londergan

One of my best friend's father is dying and even though she's miles away, I can feel the sorrow behind the funny emails she sends me. Because she doesn't work and her kids are grown, she's had the time to go out and stay with her parents as they've moved through Alzheimer's, strokes and chronic old age.

Saying Goodbye to Our Parents: Their Trip Home

Gary Nelson | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty
Gary Nelson

Maybe where this place called home is located is not what's so important. Instead, it's what we believe home to be, which is someplace very familiar to us, the place where we all came from.

How I Told My Daughters That Their Mother Was Dying

Creekmore World | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents

This blog post originally appeared on It's A Creekmore World. Trisha Creekmore passed away on October 18th, 2012. Her memorial service was last night....

My Mother's Mother

Ali Sweeney | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Ali Sweeney

I may not know firsthand what my grandmother went through when she was diagnosed, but I know how her loss has affected my mother. I can only hope that my children, and their children, won't ever have to face the prospect of a life with cancer.

PHOTOS: Dealing With Grief Through Writing And Drawing

Sarah Leavitt | Posted 07.04.2012 | Books
Sarah Leavitt

I've always had a really bad memory. So when my mother got Alzheimer's disease, I knew that I had to record what was happening to her and to our famil...

Making Sense: How I Learned To Embrace the Chaos

Dani Shapiro | Posted 06.13.2011 | Women
Dani Shapiro

Around the time I turned 40, I went to see a therapist. My mother had recently died. My little boy had been seriously ill, and I found myself questioning everything.