In Memory of Sharron Saksa McLaughlin

II Corinthians 5:17
Therefore,
if anyone is in Christ,
he is a new creation;
the old has gone,
the new has come!

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9 Comments

Reply pam nix
6:24 PM on August 10, 2012 
Rachel, until i seen this and read it i didnt understand how hard it has been for you,, I pray that you find some peace Love ya friend
Reply Amber Stevens West
12:18 AM on April 18, 2012 
I knew Sharron when we were kids. I hate to hear of her death and I hate that you and your family are having to go through such a devastating loss. My own sister is an addict and is currently in prison. I know you will never truly stop grieving for your sister, but I hope that you find peace. I also hope that your blog can help others.
Reply Rachael
12:55 PM on March 8, 2012 
Please go ahead. Someone sent it to me and I don't know the author. But as simple as it is it is very powerful.

Kim says...
Rachel,
For the last four years I have been facilitating grief support groups for children and have learned a lot about sibling grief and how these children can become forgotten mourners. I will be taking on a new opportunity to focus specifically on sibling grief and wish to ask permission to use the poem under Sibling Death. It is so simple yet so replete to the uniquenes of sibling loss.
Reply Kim
12:48 PM on March 8, 2012 
Rachel,
For the last four years I have been facilitating grief support groups for children and have learned a lot about sibling grief and how these children can become forgotten mourners. I will be taking on a new opportunity to focus specifically on sibling grief and wish to ask permission to use the poem under Sibling Death. It is so simple yet so replete to the uniquenes of sibling loss.
Reply Lindsey Poore
1:50 PM on August 27, 2010 
Rachael, This is beautiful, well written ,and absolutely touching! When I became a nurse I came into the profession wanting to make a difference and I truley wanted to help people. The nurses that you refered to on the website have once again come to make me want to scream, as I have worked with more than one nurse that acts like this when presented with a patient that has tried to take their life. It hurts my heart to know that someone that has taken an oath to save lives did this to her. They all know about mental illness and should have more compassion than anyone! We have had clinicals at Hillcrest and once again, I know exactly what you are saying about the patients just needing someone to listen to them. What you have done with this website has been a reminder to me and I have posted it on my home page and shared it with my nurse friends. I am so glad that I got this inspiration today and I will forever share Sharrons story in the Healthcare setting. Know that she will live on and make better nurses. Because of her story she WILL make a diference, and already has in my heart! Thank you, for sharing this. Love always
Reply Stephanie Honeycutt
12:37 PM on August 27, 2010 
Rachael,

What a wonderful tribute to your beautiful sister! I cannot imagine the hurt and loneliness you feel. May Sharron always watch over her family with love and pride.
Reply Stephanie Honeycutt
12:37 PM on August 27, 2010 
Rachael,

What a wonderful tribute to your beautiful sister! I cannot imagine the hurt and loneliness you feel. May Sharron always watch over her family with love and pride.
Reply Fran
12:23 PM on August 25, 2010 
Rachael,
The story you have shared with all of us has touched my heart deeply! I could only imagine the pain you are going through and pray every day for you! I see what you meant when you said siblings don't get noticed like the parnets. I feel what you mean by that I have thought alot about it while reading your story. Your siblings are not just siblings they are your friend and not only do you lose your sibling you also lose your friend . I've got family members that have adictions and you have helped me try more to help them fight this battle they are fighting. Rachael I praise you for your strenght and courage through all this!!! You should be very proud of yourself for this even if it only touches a few people.
Reply mom
12:01 AM on August 25, 2010 
I am so proud of my daughters. They each chose their own path in life . As different as they were . I still love them the same as any mother would. I will miss Sharron deeply but know I will see her again. I am so grateful for Rachael and this Memory and Awareness site. God bless all who read this.