There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief … And unspeakable love …
Washington Irving

After the death of a beloved, there is no avoiding the overwhelming grief or the tears. In the immediate aftermath, we may be in shock, feel numb or even be in denial about the loss. Although everyone’s timetable is different, eventually we have to acknowledge the loss and how devastated we are. No matter how painful, we must sit with our grief and all that we’ve lost in order to start healing.

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At Salt Water, we can help you learn to live with an unbearable loss. We offer ideas, strategies, tools and most importantly, hope that you can survive the death of someone you didn’t think you could live without.

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Getting Her Back

I know now that we never get over great losses: we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures … We tell the story to get them back, to capture the traces of footfalls through the snow. Gail Caldwell

The Light is Coming

Light is precious in a world so dark. Kate DeCamillo

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The Memory of Loss

A phone call
Muffled voices
My dad in shock

A Love Letter to Juliette

The adventures of Mrs. Juliette Wigglebutt came to an end on Friday …

The Keepers of Our Memories

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. Cicero

Sarah's dad wearing a black tank top and a backwards baseball cap. Brandon and Blaine are standing in front of him. Brandon is wearing a black tank top. Blaine is on the right and he's wearing a white t-shirt that says 'Headstart 2001 Blaine'

Hurt, Hell and Healing on the Horizon

Today is my Dad’s birthday. He was my best friend and helped me raise my two boys, Brandon and Blaine, from the time they were barely walking. Sadly, he passed away in 2010, and while I miss him terribly, I’m truly thankful that he was not here for our loss of Brandon in 2016. He would have been just shattered and broken over it.

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