Compassionate Friends

Upcoming Compassionate Friends Conferences

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Dennis Apple, author of Life After The Death of My Son: What I’m Learning, sent a note the other day telling me about a Compassionate Friends (TCF) regional conference that he’s part of. So I thought I’d share some info here about a couple of upcoming TCF regional conferences. Sunflowers of Hope Regional Conference of […]

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The Grandmother of Grief?

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Both days of the recent conference by TCF Frankfort, KY opened in a session with Darcie Sims. She told us, “I’m probably the oldest member of TCF,” at least based on the time she’s been a bereaved mom – 34 years. In fact she was one of the early leaders in growing TCF into a […]

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How to Decorate a Table

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We’re attending the regional conference of The Compassionate Friends in Frankfort, KY this weekend. The conference began in the main conference room of the Capital Plaza Hotel. The tables were very nicely decorated. But I have to tell you, this is the first party I’ve ever been to with such unusual table decorations. Part of […]

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TCF Regional Conference

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We’ve been doing some crafts lately. Making some pretty horseshoes. We’ll be going to the Frankfort Compassionate Friends regional conference this coming weekend. The people attending the conference will receive a gift bag. I don’t know what all will be in that bag, but I do know it will have a real nice horseshoe. The idea […]

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TCF Frankfort Website

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“Our” chapter of The Compassionate Friends launched a new website recently. If you live near Frankfort, KY and have lost a child or sibling you should check them out. They’re having a conference in March. Details are at the website:

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A Nice Call

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Got a call from Dusty Rhodes today. Dusty is Chapter Leader of The Compassionate Friends of Frankfort, KY and the regional coordinator. Debbie has been to a few meetings there and we both went to the last meeting before Christmas. Dusty called to just let us know he was thinking about us. This is our […]

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My First Compassionate Friends Meeting

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I always take off from work several days before the Christmas break. I did so this year too. So I was able to go to a meeting of The Compassionate Friends at our local chapter in Frankfort KY last night.  This is one of the more active chapters going. They hold a meeting twice each […]

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Our First Candle Lighting Ceremony

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Tonight we went to the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting at Frankfort, KY. This is a memorial service for the parents, family and friends of our lost children. We honor the memory of our child with music, poems, a slide show and a candle lighting service. This event happens in each time zone all over […]

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Compassionate Friends

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Grief Support After the Death of a Child “The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to […]

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