1 day ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAI wrote a short essay about losing my son and hiking the Appalachian Trail. I need your vote because I am in the lead by 3 votes. Go to: http://andrew-myatst....me/tbLm2F/mfqJM to vote every day for the next 3 days! Thank you and remember, whatever this world throws at you, God has a plan.
3 days ago by Bereaved Parents of the USANo matter how long it has been, you may still, and always, feel that something is wrong...3 days ago Britt Steinhoff 1
Yes2 days ago Jana Anderson 1
Shayna Sanders2 days ago Shayna Sanders 1
Literally my life! 😔 It's super frustrating. Tyler Dellinger3 days ago Dara Collins 1
Every single day.2 days ago Rita Carchedi Dickman 1
3 days ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAPerfect letter to a friend who is trying to help but isn't sure how... http://stillstanding...bereaved-parent/3 days ago Brian Samaroo 3
Changed? My heart is forever broken.2 days ago Bonita Vinson 1
Very nice. Insert "Grand" in front of every time you read "parent" or "child"1 day ago Bereaved Parents of the USA 1
They say grandparents have double the grief -- Not only have they lost their grandchild but they also have to stand by and watch their child suffer and there is nothing they can say or do to take away their pain... I'm so sorry Bonita.1 day ago Bonita Vinson
Not double...more like monumental (not really quantifiable). Thank you for your thoughts. Thank God for support groups like this. It really helps.3 days ago Kathie Mason 1
Unforgettable/Samuel Hartford Nobles.
4 days ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAInstead of "You're so strong." What words would you wish someone would say to you??4 days ago Danielle Sprague McGee 7
Pretty much anything - being called strong is my biggest pet peeve4 days ago Nicole Celebucki-Yost 1
Me toooooooooo4 days ago Catherine Clayton Hyzy
Yea....is there another option?4 days ago Frank Tina D'Aquanno 6
Talk to me about my loved one--how much they loved him or her and how much they miss him or her too...4 days ago Nicole Celebucki-Yost 6
Nothing it's ok not to talk just hug....4 days ago Tammy Norris Cassar 3
I agree4 days ago Louise Gettman 6
"I remember him making me laugh, smile, giving me one of those big ol' hugs, etc. " Just tell me you think of him.4 days ago Michelle Logan 6
"I know I cant ease your pain" ,but "I will take some burden off of you" and then do it. go buy some essentials and leave them at their door. send a message that you are thinking of them, every day or every few days, with no expectation of response. offer to mail off their bills, make phone calls, handle business for them. dont just offer- do it, dont say "call if you need anything" use your head , and do it.4 days ago Michelle Rodgers Chapman 3
No words 😪 a big long hard Hug ❤️😔4 days ago Pam S Allen 3
I have a time Machine that can take you back and this didn't happen would be great but since that won't happen I'll take a hug4 days ago Ronald D Rodgers 3
Big hug coming your way. Huuuuuuuugggg!4 days ago Michelle Rodgers Chapman 1
😘😪🙅🏻4 days ago Chad-Tonya Hollis 2
If I hear "but she's an angel now" one more time, I'm going to scream!! I just need to hear, "I'm here for you". I need to hear it's ok to embrace the feelings I have, for as long as I need. We lost our little girl at 5 months. She would have been a year old on March 30. I'm having such a hard time dealing with my emotions right now. A part of me died with her. How do you all do it? How do you learn to live with the loss of a child?3 days ago June Butterfield Toberman 2
im so very sorry. I know your pain and im just so sorry. I lost my daughter 1 day shy of 6 months last July. I had to hear from her that she was ok. I contacted a medium that I trusted. It was amazing hearing from Holly. Not sure your religious beliefs, but if your up for ut its very therapeutic. I also have a close friend that lost a daughter so I have someone who understands when no one else can. Just talk, don't ever stop talking, were here. Feel free to friend me in you need to talk to a mom who understands!4 days ago Kim Simpson-Dailey 2
You learn with time. My son has been gone 4 years now. It's taken me this long to adjust to my new normal. I still and always will, have good days and bad days.2 days ago Chad-Tonya Hollis 1
June Butterfield Toberman thank you! That's very sweet. It certainly helps to talk to and befriend those that have been there. I'm a Christian. I would LOVE to be able to communicate with my little one, although I'm not sure when you do that, you are actually communicating with who they say they are. Just a little leery of it. I'm so sorry for your loss. Her birthday is coming up March 30. Just having a tough time right now. We're pregnant again with a little boy this time. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little disappointed. I guess in some strange way, I was hoping God would send her back to me in a baby girl. So thankful to be able to talk to those that have been there. ❤️4 days ago Debbie LeChaix Stull 1
Or... I think about Chris all the time!! No one has told me I'm strong, because I am not!! Actually, very envious of those who are!
5 days ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAHello,
I'm new to this page. I lost my 19 year old son on February 26th in a snowmobiling accident here in Alaska. I'm hurting so very bad 💔. I have this deep longing to have things go back to the way they were and time seems to be standing still in this place of deep grief. Can anyone share their experience with me?17 hours ago Bereaved Parents of the USA 1
I lost my 21 year old son over 20 years ago. I remember the intensity of the pain and longing for him in the beginning -- it was overwhelming.... I still think of him everyday... the memories of the time I had with him sustain me and I know I will see him again...5 days ago Pamela Peterson 1
I can share my love I have for Jesus. And thats why were sister of the one most high King Our Daddy xxxxx5 days ago Dawn Stearns- Harris
Thank you Pam. Love you ❤️
6 days ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAAnd know that you are not alone...5 days ago Noreen Sullivan Huntington 1
Yes!5 days ago Anna Burr
so true5 days ago Peter Cook
Well said5 days ago Dreama Cotton
This is definitely true..5 days ago Nina Leu
The truth5 days ago Patsy Higlebottom
I am often told how 'strong' I am - I hate that term.5 days ago Mary Kinkin
Exactly.5 days ago Sindy Van Rensburg
6 days ago by Bereaved Parents of the USABereaved Parents of the USA shared Grieving Moms Forever's photo.6 days ago Kathy Jenkins Corrigan 6
About 3 years after Michael died, I decided to make a scrapbook of the hundreds of pictures we had. It became a scrapbook/journa, telling the stories that went with the pictures. I could only do a page or two a week. It was exhausting... but when I was done (including pictures of his gravestone), I was reassured that he had lived a full life in his 21 short years and that I and his dad had been really good parents and had provided him with many wonderful experiences. When you're in the middle of it all, you don't remember and when you go through the tragedy of losing a child, you question everything including your competence as a parent. For me going through the pictures and creating a scrapbook, helped me remember that I WAS a really good parent...6 days ago Michelle Logan 2
i get comfort from brief glimpses- i am too afraid to look for very long...........6 days ago Colleen Melton 2
Our two children have passed on and I treasure the pictures of them. Our daughter's birthday was Friday....I called her my Leprechaun and now she and her brother are watching over us. I have cassettes of them talking and just being goofy kids ( EJ was 9 and Kevin 15) and a few DVD but it took a while to listen and watch but it gets easier. Only you will know when the time is right
Butterfly Hugs to all6 days ago Melinda Gallagher 2
My son's birthday was just this past Friday - St Patrick's Day.
I could barely breathe looking at our pictures. Piercing grief. But I kept on - and as Kathy Jenkins Corrigan wrote in the previous post, I was reassured that he lived a full life. I finished at about 2am and when I went to bed, I was filled with such a deep sense of peace that I fell asleep immediately. But I wasn't able to look at his pictures for a long time after he died. I just couldn't breathe through the pain. I think you'll know in your heart when it's time to take out your child's pictures. And when it's time to gently put them away for a while. My prayers are with you and every parent who has to experience this pain.6 days ago Debbie Czajka Demauro 1
Love my pic. That's all I have6 days ago Teresa Kobs 1
I've tried a few times to go through pictures. I want to get all of the older photos scanned into digital format. But every time I try my heart breaks and I have to stop.5 days ago Bereaved Parents of the USA
Take your time... sending hugs...6 days ago Leslie Chapman Crompton 1
I love pictures but videos to hear his voice are my favorite. I'm only 5 weeks in though. I think everyone is different in what they can and cannot do. I go from being in denial, to crying to wanting to destroy everything. I miss him every second of everyday, he is 23. I have 3 other children and 2 grandchildren ... without them I really do not know where I would be.2 days ago Margaret S. Garcia
My comfort are the pictures I have of our lovely daughter. Although painful to think of her as gone, she is always in our minds and hearts. Her pictures give us great comfort. I never want to forget her beautiful face and her gentle spirit.6 days ago Bo Domzalski
Mother took them all.5 days ago Bo Domzalski
Not in her. It has been 35 years5 days ago Bereaved Parents of the USA
I'm sorry that happened. I pray she will find compassion and send you copies of some...6 days ago Farieda de Villiers
1 week ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAWe miss her ...
1 week ago by Bereaved Parents of the USA"How many children do you have?" I know we bereaved parents often dread this question. Here's my TEDx talk on this topic and more, including fetomaternal microchimerism, which explains why our babies will never truly die as long as we walk this earth. I'd love to hear your comments. And, Breathe...
1 week ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAThe thing I struggle with the most is GUILT.
Even after nearly 13 years I can't seem to .... I mean ANGER can be focused in a positive direction.
ACCEPTANCE is difficult at times.
DENIAL has come and gone, even in my dreams.
BARGAINING is no longer an option. But GUILT ... it is dark and overwhelming.
I pray for a message from my sweet little girl or God that will bring me peace - Something I can grab a hold of when that evil Guilt throws a breathe taking sucker-punch or sneaks up on me and drags me down a dark and sorrowful hole.
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