Tag Archives: grief

Hospice Can Help a Heavy Heart

Sometimes things happen in life where there are no words to describe the sadness of something that has happened. Tragic events occur that leave us confused, hopeless, and looking to others for support. Most certainly this is the case after the recent events in Newtown, Connecticut where we all remain stunned, saddened, and have heavy […]

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Camp Monarch

Submitted by Julie Hurlbert, LCSW Family Support Specialist Having the opportunity to be a part of Camp Monarch at Covenant Hospice has been a great pleasure.  I have met so many wonderful children who are an inspiration.  I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I was preparing for camp.  I have been involved in […]

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“Just one more day Lord, just one more day”

Submitted by Andre’ Hall, Community Educator, Pensacola Branch I sat watching my mother, counting her breaths, praying for one more day. That was in February 2002. She had been ill with cancer and the doctors could not do anymore. My mother was a proud African-American woman. In her earlier days she actually worked as a […]

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Friends, Fathers and Giants

June 2012 marks the third anniversary of my father’s unexpected death; June 26, 2009. While unprepared for his sudden death, I will always remain eternally thankful of the 15 close years I shared with my father. Although I was not raised with my father, in 1999, he and I formed a close bond that will […]

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Loss During the Holidays

For many of us, particularly those of us who have suffered the death of a loved one during the holidays, this time of year can be most difficult.  Sometimes when everything is under control, a story, a memory, a song creep up on me and a “bitter sweetness” fills my heart reminding me that the empty space in […]

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Coping during the Holidays

Immediately after the loss of a loved one, all of the emotions seem overwhelming.  As time passes, the pain may seem to ease and our feelings might soften a bit.  Just when many of us think we are coping well, events or reminders can take us immediately back to the intense feelings of grief and […]

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Camp Monarch

Helping Children Heal

Camp Monarchs are in full swing. This past Saturday, the first of 4 Camp Monarchs took placed in Tallahassee. We have 3 more planned between now and the first Saturday of November. Camp Monarch is a free one day children’s event designed to help children who have experienced a loss of a loved one. Through […]

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Courage

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 behind us, I am overwhelmed with thoughts of individual acts of courage and am reminded that Covenant’s patients and families exemplify courage every day. Just last week while visiting with one of my lady patients, I looked on as a wife directed her husband’s attempt to locate something.  She […]

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Camp Monarch

How to Help a Grieving Child

Helping a child who has experienced the death of a loved one can feel like a daunting task.  Many of us shy away from talking to children about death and dying because we don’t want to scare or upset them.  However, when we let children know that it’s okay to talk about death and about […]

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