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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Footprints On My Heart

I am an AWA writer, Hula dancer, perpetuate Hawaiian Culture, advocate for cancer survivorship. I work for the State in IT Customer Service Administration. I am committed to raising my Pembroke Welsh Corgis. We recently said goodbye to our last boy, Kingston, from our original Corgi pack.

Just Fine

They ask me how I’m doing these days and weeks after he left for the last time, shed his last tear, gave his last hug, took his last breath …

The Sadness Beneath The Surface

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing,
Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;
So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another,
Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Living Between Two Worlds

Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon’s verge. Lord Byron

Our Fumbling Friends

I feel like the world is divided into two types of people: people who know loss and people who don’t. Jennette McCurdy

Death of a Dog

Bringing home a puppy is a countdown to sorrow. Louis C.K.

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