1 day ago by Bereaved Parents of the USABereaved Parents of the USA updated their cover photo.
1 day ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAUse this link to go directly to BPUSA link -- sign in as you normally would. Do your shopping and Amazon will send us a donation at no cost to you!! It's that simple! smile.amazon.com/ch/36-40091461 day ago Liz Boenig
You can also go to your Account on Amazon and click on "Your Amazon Smile" to set up BPUSA as your receiving charity. As long as you are signed into smile.amazon.com, anything you buy will generate 1/2% of the purchase price as a donation to your charity. They keep track of it, send it to BPUSA, and over time let you know the $$ amount of your donations! It's a very easy way to support the work that Bereaved Parents of the USA does to help grieving families!
2 days ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAAn amazing interview with author Catherine Seigal about her new book "Bereaved Parents and Their Continuing Bonds: Love After Death" Catherine affirms what we as bereaved parents already know... that our connection with our children continues... forever... https://www.youtube....ch?v=9l7l91PvoFg
3 days ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAWill you be donating to BPUSA this Giving Tuesday?? Do you have a story to tell about how we have helped you rebuild your life after the death of your child? Please submit your story to possibly win a $10,000 grant for Bereaved Parents of the USA. Please, pay it forward...
4 days ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAThis is not specifically about bereaved siblings but it is validating the long term effects of grief for bereaved children and young adults. Bereaved Siblings are in need of support too and BPUSA is expanding its resources for siblings.4 days ago Liz Boenig
Thank you for posting this. For a long time, it was thought that children don't grieve. Articles like this help to educate us about the great impact it is on a child when a sibling or parent dies.4 days ago Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss
Sibling are truly the forgotten mourners. I hope we are beginning to make a dent in that. As an adult child of loss I really resonate with Brook Griese's quote from the article "For many, childhood bereavement is a deeply painful and destabilizing experience that warrants attention and support long after the death,” And Lily Pinkus “From the moment life begins, human growth depends on accepting and mastering loss. The alternative to feeling loss in our gut is to risk irreversible damage to the life that remains.” And~ "if we teach children to mourn it will serve them for the rest of their lives." Thank you Liz Boenig and thank you Bereaved Parents of the USA for sharing this article. Keep up the great work!
5 days ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAAs we face the empty chair at our holday table, this thought occupies our mind...5 days ago Bereaved Parents of the USA 1
Remembering past holidays with all three of my boys around the table. This year we will dine with friends - no family home with us this year. Yet I am still grateful for all the years we were blessed with Michael's presence.5 days ago Julie Dorsey-Oskerka 1
I can't even watch TV or listen to the radio - so very painful.2 days ago Joy Rittierodt
Sending you a hug. I understand how hard this entire year has been and this next 6 weeks will be even harder.5 days ago Barbara Mostert
Wonder ek ook baie dae5 days ago Bill Chester
I wonder that every day......5 days ago Ben Coward
I sat today at Waffle House and couldn’t help but think my little buddy would be sitting right beside me if this was three years ago. So freakin painful.!4 days ago Madelyn Holland
Every moment I think this...5 days ago Kathy Liston-Scott
Every minute ❤5 days ago Debbie Worrell Dalton
Every day5 days ago Audra Wilson
Every day5 days ago Madelyn Holland
1 week ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAAn article to read, and to send to those around you who need to understanding how a grieving family handles the holidays. https://thelifeididn...ends-and-family/1 week ago Denise Wiles 3
This is so sadly perfect, 2nd year approaching the holidays.. not only the loss of my only son but my mother too.. God bless all of you in this horrific club1 week ago Mary Davis 1
It's been 9 years since my oldest daughter passed away and 14 years since my oldest granddaughter passed, it doesn't get any easier 😢😵😟1 week ago Denise Wiles
Xo to you, I will be holding you close in my prayers1 week ago Denise Wiles
Will be keeping you close as well1 week ago Lisa Lashaway
I'm very sorry Denise Wiles. XO My second one too without my only Nick.1 week ago Denise Wiles
Blessings and prayers dear lady1 week ago Tina McCarthy Delaney
2nd one without my Nick, too. No easier.1 week ago Angie Cross 1
I am sorry you are hurting. I pray it will get easier in time.1 week ago Paula Smith Hilton 1
Hey Carolyn Dickinson Poston good article to read! Makes some very good points. Love you1 week ago Carolyn Dickinson Poston
Thank you Paula! It was a good article! I love you..miss you..1 week ago Hindel Swerdlov
This is perfect. 8 years later and still rings true!1 week ago Norma Kitchings Farris
There are so many of us and holidays or special occasions make the loss of a loved one more pronounced. Do NOT be anxious around us. We may have our moments but we are not that fragile either. If a shared memory brings a tear or a smile, we still want them remembered, so it's okay to bring up the one who's gone and may even be quite uplifting to all♥️1 week ago Cris Runkles-Lewis
Prayers to you all!!1 week ago Angie Hill Vaughan
Laura Kelley, I thought of you when this came across my feed. I think of you and your sweet family often, and say a prayer for your comfort, peace, and understanding. Sending love your way.1 week ago Patricia Curley
Keep on pray angels God love amen bless1 week ago Betty Ria Dickinson Douglas
For me, I am so afraid my daughter will be forgotten by everyone but me. I think maybe we all feel that way. Please speak her name, speak of the fun memories you have of our gone to soon loved ones. The holidays are still difficult and in December it will be four years I lost my only child.
My sweet sister just lost her only son 4 months ago and the pain and loss is still fresh. I pray for each person that has lost a child and for comfort and peace.1 week ago Libbye Miller 2
We’ll never forget our Andye. I especially love the memories of our annual Christmas shopping collaboration for the girls. So much love and laughter shared!!1 week ago Kristen Black 2
I was just talking about my beloved Auntie Andye with Donna Black today! Still love her dearly, today and every day, always ❤️1 week ago Donna Black 2
A dear friend lost her son a number of years ago. She was the first to explain to me that the greatest pain over time was that people didn't speak his name in front of her. It was like he didn't exist to them. She understood that people didn't want to bring up a painful memory, but as she said, "It's not like I forget about him and his life and his death for one minute!". From that time on, I have not been afraid to mention our dearly departed family and friends to their loved ones. I often see their eyes light up at the mention of the husband's/daughter's/son's/mother's name. It was a gift that she explained that to me. So yes, Kristen and I were talking about Andye just yesterday! She is very much alive in our memories. Hugs.1 week ago Betty Ria Dickinson Douglas 1
Kristen Black thank you so much and she loved you and Lauren too. Hugs to you and hope things are going well for you1 week ago Betty Ria Dickinson Douglas
Thank you Donna. This is stated perfectly. Love to all1 week ago Betty Ria Dickinson Douglas
Libbye Miller, thank you and I now know that Andye won’t be forgotten by the many that knew and loved her. This time of year is always difficult. So many memories and I feel such a loss. I love all of you and I’m glad we can share some of those memories together.
1 week ago by Bereaved Parents of the USA"Only grieving can heal grief; the passage of time will lessen the acuteness, but time alone, without the direct experience of grief, will not heal it." ~ Anne Lamott Talking with other bereaved parents/siblings will help you grieve. Find a BPUSA Support Group near you...
1 week ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAA beautiful blog about loss and longing and pain and gratitude written by a mom whose 3 year old son was struck by a truck while chasing a frisbee...
https://www.babyboyb...com/about/coping1 week ago Dianna Tomlinson
for a long time before i lost my daughter, i felt drawn to stories of other parents who had lost young children. i like to think it was in some small way, preparation for what was to come. i remember this family now, though i don't remember how i originally stumbled upon their story. 💛
2 weeks ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAAlways will2 weeks ago Kathy Carter
Vince❤😚2 weeks ago Cynthia Holbein
Steve forever1 week ago Heather Lynn Bowen-Carmichael
Rip Cody Edward Bilbrey-Nickless2 weeks ago Kathy Labeau
Miss my son Chris Yager, my sis Nancy Akers ochs2 weeks ago Devon Jenkins
Kim Htrowkcud2 weeks ago Terri Harris-Daniels
Jane2 weeks ago Bo Domzalski
I* miss all 3 of my children.2 weeks ago Shannon Wamsley
I miss my son, Richard Colt Hazlett. Today would have been his 25th birthday.2 weeks ago Rene Sexton
I miss my daughter Brittany
2 weeks ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAI moved across country to start a better life.. It hurt so much knowing that I won't be able to put flowers on my Daughters grave anymore. I feel like I'm abandoning her. I miss her even more.