By Li Evans
When a family member dies, it can be one of the most difficult times a person can go through. I found out first hand, just how tough it is when my father passed away at the end of last month. Everyone has their own way of grieving, their own way of finding comfort when you loose someone close to you such as a husband, a father or a child.
With the advancements in technology and communication, each and every passing day provides us with new ways to connect with others who can share share of grief, or help us deal with it in ways we never had before. As painful as it can be, even dealing with death, a person can find help and kind voices online in the form of social communities.
When dealing with all the details of taking care of my father's service and helping my mom get through all this, I was struck by something, something so simple, yet I found it quite comforting. I'm not the type to read the obituaries first when I go to the online paper, I always sort of chuckled when people who are my parents' age habitually went to read the obituaries first. But here I was finding comfort in an online obituary for my father, and in the notes of love, comfort and respect that were left for my mother, my sister and I. Family, friends from very far away, and friends of ours who never even met my father but knew my sister or me left beautiful words of comfort.