The hearts we leave behind are the family, friends, and people who knew us. If these people remember us, we have not died or have been forgotten. We live on through memories and the memoirs.
“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” –Winnie the Pooh
It is common knowledge that bedtime stories not only help foster a bond between parent and child and also help encourage children to sleep but bedtimes stories do so much more than that. Bedtime stories are magical.
Military families are especially susceptible to ambiguous loss because of the nature of military service. Deployments can last for months or even years, and during that time, the deployed family member is often not able to communicate regularly. This can create a sense of disconnection and loneliness for the family members who are left behind.