Category Archives: Grief

Courage

Yes, courage. Not the courage that it takes to get up every morning and keep moving despite the pain. But the courage to stop wishing to return to a life that will never again be. Tough shit, this. But since … Continue reading

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I Am the Storm

Fate whispers to the warrior, “You cannot withstand the storm”. The warrior whispers back, “I am the storm”. My Johnny fought the battle for a very long time, but even the strongest, bravest warrior tires.  Now I am fighting the … Continue reading

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You Have to Get Through It…

  You have to get through it, knowing that you will never get over it. ******************************************************* In memory of my beloved husband John Kelly Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016. My Johnny was a true warrior, fighting demons … Continue reading

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Grief Is Not Linear

Grief is not linear – it doesn’t start strong and taper off over time. Rather, it is like a storm, that grows smaller or larger in the same day, and often within hours. ******************************************************* In memory of my beloved husband … Continue reading

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Hearts Like Wildflowers

I hope you are blessed with a heart like a wildflower. Strong enough to rise again after being trampled upon, tough enough to weather the worst of the summer storms, and able to grow and flourish even in the most … Continue reading

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All The Art of Living….

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. — Havelock Ellis ******************************************************* In memory of my beloved husband John Kelly Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016. My Johnny was a … Continue reading

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The Reality Is That You Will Grieve Forever…

The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not “get over” the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. … Continue reading

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Expanded Holiday Hours at the Bookstore That Supports The Grief Warrior Project

Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps is the antiques shop & used bookstore that John and I started two years before he suicided.  It was a dream of his, to have a little shop where he could research cool items, read … Continue reading

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Planning Meeting for Suicide Prevention Drop-In Center, Nov 5

A reminder that a planning meeting to develop a suicide prevention drop-in center is scheduled for tomorrow (Monday, November 5) from 5:30-7:30 at Heritage Collectibles, where The Grief Warrior Project support group meets. Enter 9 Park Street, Lewiston into your … Continue reading

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Yes, I’d Do It Again

I just read the saddest but one of the most beautiful expressions of love I’ve ever seen.  I don’t have permission to post it here so will offer a quick summary: At barely 21 years old, this young soul’s husband … Continue reading

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