As grieving parents, love and pain are inextricably linked. The love for our children and the pain of their loss haunts us every day for the remainder of our lives. We cannot choose to completely remove the pain or we would lose our love connection too. But is there a way that we can bring some love to the pain to help ease our grieving hearts?Read More
Everywhere you turn at this time of year, there are back to school tips from how to pack lunches to how to prepare for the first day of school. But, what if you don’t have to be doing any of that anymore? Maybe you’re not preparing for back to school because one child (or more) is missing. Or maybe you are simply reminded that the child you lost will never experience this milestone. How do you manage?Read More
Journey Through Loss of a Young Child encourages the sharing of our grief to promote healing for oneself and others. When we share we inevitably help someone else because it's so often that someone responds, "You too?" So we encourage you to contribute to our blog.Read More
Journey Through Loss of a Young Child is for grieving moms, but with Father’s Day this weekend, I chose to focus on how moms can best support dads on the day. Let’s explore how we can support the man that gave us our kids on a day that we know can be trying having celebrated Mother’s Day last month.Read More
Here are a few things to keep in mind about grief that might be helpful.Read More
My youngest daughter Laura was critically ill for almost a year. My very first feeling when I knew Laura had died (at 10 years old) was relief that she was finally no longer in pain. That was very quickly followed by guilt about feeling relief.
Oddly, that was followed by a sense that I was no longer a mother, which was ridiculous as I had three surviving children...Read More
My oldest son, Jacob, passed away suddenly in his sleep in June 2007. I remember the day like it was yesterday: The phone call, the paramedics not doing anything, the huge police officer who held me as I screamed and cried. It was traumatic and those details still swim in my head. But the one thing that haunted me more than all that was the promise I made my son.Read More