WaltC Posted January 15, 2006 Report Share Posted January 15, 2006 Keep the door open. Martha Hickman's great little book Healing After Loss continues to be an inspiration to me to honour my late wife by keeping her memory alive.Today’s reading starts with a quote from Edith Hickman – “Keep the door to her life open”The reader is reminded that although our spouse has physically died, the sense of that one’s presence has not!Martha writes that “the possibility, after a while, of taking continuing joy not only in the reminiscences from the past, but in the extension of the person’s spirit into our ongoing lives.”She concludes with the wonderful thought – “Into the nebulous, ongoing mystery of life I welcome, as if through an open door, the continuing spirit of the one I have loved”To that I would just add – “and will continue to love forever! I have found that this book is best used as it was intended – to read one page a day. This has helped me survive the past nine months and actually look forward to tomorrow – living one day at a time. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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