Another Facebook friend from my childhood times recently posted that she was sad, having a hard time. Again, ding...dong ding.... goes the little meter on your bedside table, as those that read your note, like me, have you come to mind. I hope you can feel it somehow.
There is my donor family who I adore from afar as they get married and have children, and as they randomly express how much they love and miss the brother they lost suddenly a few years ago. This angel uncle is expecting a niece, and he has the most precious nephew. I love seeing the strength in these sisters and their parents, their resilience, as they move forward hopefully, always remembering though, the darling brother /son. May they know that when they post a sad moment or a memory, how busy their love meter becomes.
Life has loss and sadness built right into it, it is why it is so precious, so sweet. If it was not for that we would never be able to feel the happy times. We will all face loss and we are all connected and please know that whatever you might be feeling, no matter how alone, you too have a meter somewhere in your house that would certainly be playing or ticking with thoughts of love and wishes of strength for you; if we knew what you were facing. We are all in this together.
Melissa L Regan
Melissa Regan is a Storyteller who is honored to celebrate the life you live and the people you love. She partners with individuals at significant times of life and loss, supporting them by creating and presenting their loved ones story at a service or by planning an inspirational day of rememberance and reflection.
Melissa spent time as a critical care nurse before she became specialized in the field of organ donation. Melissa was well known for the care she gave grieving families and did this delicate work for 14 years. Her experience lead to her teaching heartfelt methods of communication to donation specialists around the world.
Inspired by everything these families taught her, she expanded her perspective on life by studying Positive Psychology, earning both a CiPP and a CAPP. She received training as an end of life doula through INELDA. She has a special grace all her own when it comes to supporting us at times of change and loss.
Melissa is a wife, mother, lifelong learner, and a lover of the wonder you can find in a single moment. She brings this wonder to her public speaking, connecting us to the grandness and depth always present in the day to day.
“Take a day to be thoughtful... the rest of your life is here.”