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Child Loss Newsletter
Child Loss Newsletter
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?
Does Our Child Need Grief Support?
When Bella came home one day and told me that no one at her school had ever had a sister or brother die and that no one knew how she felt, my radar went on high. Was she telling us she felt alone? Did she need to get help with a therapist or a counselor? What is a moment of feeling bad for herself?
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.
Grils, Dinner's Ready
Iíve always called it the bewitching hour. That hour before dinner. The hour when everyone melts down from their day. I miss it so much.
Having an Everyday Conversation
Often I find myself apologizing for talking about my deceased daughter. Iím so conscious of the discomfort of others that I tend to say ďI'm sorryĒ after I bring my personal heartache into a conversation.
Hindsight Is My Enemy
How looking back you realize you cannot change anything.
How Are You?
There is an assumption that when we ask this question of someone that they answer it as if their life is just fine. Now think of a person whose life has been turned upside down. Their child has died. How do they answer this?
How Long Does It Take to Grieve?
How many times do we have to get up, put one foot in front of the other and get on with it? When does the grief process end?
I Am Wailing
Itís now a year and a half since her death and I feel the anguish as real today as I did that very first horrific day. I am wailing still and imagine I always will.
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