Prayer for Grief Healing

Rhett Butler Jaffe Christmas 2017

This loss, it hurts me to my soul.

Every morning I awaken and want to know,

When this pain will go away

So that I can live without hurting all day.

I know that time heals all wounds,

But that healing I wish would come soon.

So I pray that your memories will surely stay,

But instead of tears, I pray that they brighten my day.

For I would not be me without having had you

In my life to turn so many gray skies blue.

It’ll never be easy being me without you,

But love is forever, and that’s getting me through.

So send me butterfly kisses from afar,

And I’ll send them back when I gaze upon the stars,

For the constellations have never shone so bright,

As they are shining between my teardrops tonight.



Chaplain and Coach Tammy



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Hospice Meeting Closing Prayer

Hearts and Hands

As we close this meeting,

We give thanks for

One another . . .

For the unique gifts each of us bring . . .

Not simply to this meeting,

But to our patients, their families and friends.

For together we are one . . .

One in service

To those who call upon us

In their darkest hour.

May our hands and hearts enable us

To be their light in the darkness

And may that light remain with us

Whether at work or play.


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Thank You for Your Unconditional Love

Tammy & Rhett in RedrockThank you, my dear, sweet, darling Rhett for everything.

For being my best friend,

For being there when I needed to




be sick

or silly.

When I needed to





and dream,

When I needed to





do homework,

and cuddle.

Thank you for everything,

Especially for all the unconditional love you gave me

Every day

And every night

Through the dark

And through the light.

My life has been changed forever because of your love.

I will miss you every time I









do homework,




and pray.

I will miss you here and there.

I will miss you everywhere.

Until we meet again in heaven, my furry forever love.

Your Tammy Mama





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Body Parts Blessing


May you be blessed with . . .

eyes that see the good both inside and outside of people;

with ears that do not simply hear, but listen to what others have to say;

with a nose that detects sincerity;

with lips that speak honestly;

with a heart that beats without duress;

with a mind that recognizes the frailty of the body

And a soul that understands the temporariness of all this.

May all these bring you a life of love, happiness, and gratitude,

For you have been blessed, but only you can make your life a blessing.

Chaplain Tamar/Life Coach Tammy



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You may not feel your work fulfills you

That’s all right, ‘cuz there’s so much more to you.

Don’t let your job be your identity

At the end of the day, live life fully.

Go outside and ride your bike,

Bake a cake or roast a steak.

Play with your child,

Let your inhibitions go wild.

Find fulfillment in the little things

‘Cuz that’s what makes life worth living

The sweet little joys that make our hearts sing.

Chaplain Tamar/Life Coach


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Rock Blessing

Beautiful weed field

May each rock that you make and take home today
Enable you to take with you
A sense of perfect peace
As each and every one enables you to reflect
Upon the days,
The months,
The years,
The hours and minutes
You had with your loved one.
May those reflections bring you joy
And may that joy bring you healing.

By Chaplain Tamar/Coach Tammy


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Celebration of Life Conclusory Prayer

Rachie & Grandma ElaineMay the Creator of All things Great and Small
Walk you home today and every day.
May each step along that highway
Help you live differently, yet fully;
For you have been blessed
With loving memories
That transcend death
In this journey that we call life.
By Chaplain Tamar                              12.2.17

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