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1. Summertime...and the Living is not Easy
What does it mean to enter into another season when you are a bereaved parent?
2. A Moment of Clarity
As the grief process shamelessly forces you on, you reach a point of desperately needing to find something to do, to take your mind away from the pain, if only for a moment. But at the same time, you don’t want to not think of her for fear that you are losing her.
3. A Foundation in Her Honor
It’s a strange feeling, that of knowing you must physically do something so that you won’t perish in your sadness and yet so emotionally unmotivated you could just sit and do nothing forever.
4. Our Grief Forever Remains
In the early days after your child dies, it can be quite clear to the outside world what stage of grief you are in - shock, anger, etc. But as times passes, they see us functioning again, maybe even having a laugh. Do they think we're "over it"? We learn to hide our grief behind a mask.
5. A Butterfly Release
A unique group hosted a butterfly release for families whose children died while at their facility. What they gave me was comfort in the knowledge that I am embracing my child.
6. It Doesn't Get Easier
My daughter died two and a half years ago and it feels like yesterday. I am not better; I’m just getting used to feeling this way.
7. A Bereaved Parent at Thanksgiving
This grieving parent doesn’t want to be asked what I'm thankful for.
8. The Holidays are Salt in the Wound
I used to love this time of the year. Now it's like rubbing salt in an open wound.
9. Let Us Help One Another
What I have seen and heard and felt over these past two years reinforces my belief in the human spirit and its power.
10. A Bereaved Parent at Christmastime
The sights and smells and sounds of the holidays are constant interruptions, annoyances and reminders of times past; we wish this holiday stuff would just go away.
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