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We Love to Say and Hear Her Name
We recognize how difficult it must be for others to know how to behave around us. Itís like walking on egg shells trying to say the right thing or not say the wrong thing to us, the emotionally fragile parents.
The Meaning of Regret
We all have experiences in our lives that have caused us to feel regret. Since our daughter died, the feeling of regret will haunt us forever.
Places and Things That Are Familiar
Trying to go back to familiar places or to redo some of the same activities is heart wrenching. You never know which place or activity is going to trigger a memory and if it does, how poignant will it be?
Fake It Till You Make It
Trying to live and move forward after your child dies is one lifeís most tragic obstacles and I have found that the Fake it till you make saying applies under these circumstances, not so much as a formula to be upbeat but as a mantra of survival.
Do You Have Any Brothers or Sisters?
"Do you have any brothers and sisters?", the other mom asked nicely and politely. Several shock waves traveled through me. Within seconds, I underwent numerous emotions; disbelief, anger, sadness, fear. How do I answer?
Back to School After a Sibling Dies
How on earth do I get my living child (children) back to school after their sibling has died? Ideas to help you prepare for getting your loved one(s) back to school after their brother or sister has died.
Waiting for Autopsy Results
In recent weeks, a local story about a child who went missing from her home has been a topic of many news stories. Her town spent a week searching for her and I watched the story unfold with a heavy heart. An autopsy was conducted and results are still pending.
Thank You Etiquette
What is the correct etiquette for thanking people for all of their kindnesses after your child dies? Do we have to thank everyone individually? Is there a time frame in which we should thank people? What do we say? And when?
What You Can Do to Help a Grieving Family
"How can we help?" is a question often asked of us. All people are different so what worked for us might not for someone else. But if youíre stuck wondering what to do, here are some things that we've found helpful during our tragic journey.
The First Year
The one year anniversary of our daughterís death is only 2 weeks away. We are stunned by this fact. It canít possibly be that she has been gone this long and we feel worse today than we did when it happened.
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