Four Words to Ease the Pain

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I’ve been thinking about death lately. My mother-in-law passed away at age 90 last week. My sister’s mother-in-law passed away at age 98 about six weeks earlier, and we attended her memorial service last weekend. The six-year anniversary of our daughter’s death at age 30 is approaching. And my wife and I recently attended a support group for parents who have lost children. Thus, I find myself contemplating the difference between the…

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Jim LaBate

Jim LaBate

Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.