Overcoming the Loss of a Loved One

After battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma and leukemia for over two years, Kimberly Walton passed away in January of 2009. The Kimberly Walton Foundation was started by her family, not only to honor her wishes and remember her, but also to help Kim’s family members through the grieving process by helping others.

Sometimes,actively helping others is the best way to overcome the pain of losing a loved one. Our foundation is a valuable resource, not only for those fighting these diseases, but for their loved ones too. We make it easier than ever to donate to our cause, sponsor us, meet like-minded people or share our message of Hope.Whether large or small, your participation goes a long way towards helping those in need, including those of us who mourn.

Death Is Nothing At All

By Henry Scott-Holland

  

Death is nothing at all.

It does not count.

I have only slipped away into the next room.

Nothing has happened.

 

Everything remains exactly as it was.

I am I, and you are you,

and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.

Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

 

Call me by the old familiar name.

Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.

Put no difference into your tone.

Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

 

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.

Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.

Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.

Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

 

Life means all that it ever meant.

It is the same as it ever was.

There is absolute and unbroken continuity.

What is this death but a negligible accident?

 

Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?

I am but waiting for you, for an interval,

somewhere very near,

just round the corner.

 

All is well.