The Anguish of Sudden Death

The anguish of someone you love dying suddenly is one of those things you just can’t imagine will ever happen to you.  I couldn’t have imagined it either until it happened to me.  The moment still remains so surreal.  My husband and I owned a business together and were working in our building like we did everyday.   This particular day he was on a ladder installing some electrical conduit onto a wall when he fell from the ladder onto the concrete floor.  In that instant my life was forever changed.  I ran to… Continue reading

Lesson In Life’s Kind Moments

I like to share inspirational stories on occasion just because it keeps both life and death in a healthy perspective. Enjoy this story.

in hope & inspiration, JoAnne


I was at the corner grocery store buying some early potatoes.

I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean,
hungrily appraising a basket of freshly picked green peas.

I paid for my potatoes, but was also drawn to the display of fresh
green peas.

I am a pushover for creamed peas and new potatoes.
Pondering the peas, I couldn’t help overhearing the conversation
between Mr.… Continue reading

Those Who Die Still Live

Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson,Author

I just read a lovely post by Marianne Williamson I wanted to share with you.  She wrote about the passing of the actress Natasha Richardson and the spiritual perspective that those that die still live.  “It is not the reality of death, but only our belief about its reality, that ultimately causes us sorrow and pain.” I hope you will CLICK HERE and read the entire story.

with  love & inspiration,

JoAnne Funch

What Do You Fear From Loss?

We all have fear surrounding the death of a loved one, and I think addressing those fears will help you in the grieving and healing process.

After the death of my husband, some of my fears were as follows, please send me your comments in the space below as to what were or are your fears?

  • How will I ever get over this overwhelming sadness
  • Unbelieving that he is actually gone
  • How will my life go on without him
  • How will I manage our business
  • How will I financially make it

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