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Handling the Holidays

The holidays are coming and I’m not ready. Everything seems to sparkle and there is always so much to do! It is a festive time, filled with joyous occasions and family gatherings. But when your family circle has been broken by…

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Grief Multiplied

One loss does not prepare you for another. My father passed away last week. He was 77 years old. He had a pacemaker, a bevy of unhealthy habits, and an assortment of health issues. And none of that made his loss…

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What Do You Remember?  

Isn’t it interesting how often we speak of our failing memories associated with deep grief, but at the same time have the sharpest recollection of certain moments woven in with the loss of our children? The remembrance of what was…

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What To Do With Grief During the Holidays

The holidays can be one of the most difficult times of the year when you are grieving the loss of a loved one. It’s typically a time to celebrate and spend with family. However, when one of your loved ones…

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Coping with the Holidays

Holidays used to be a wonderful time of year. The death of your child may have changed much of the way you move through the last weeks of the year. In this article, we will look at how bereaved parents coped…

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Support Groups Assisting Your Healing Process

It was November 13, 1988, when I experienced the most horrific, unthinkable and unimaginable event that changed my life forever. My son Michael, at age 16, died violently in an automobile accident. I’m sharing this with you because being a…

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Remember

Remember the children, we ask tonight, As we continue this wave of light. Remember the babies, never given a chance, To grow, to play, to love, or dance. Remember the toddlers, just starting to live, Teddy Bears and blankies and…

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Only December

Feelings heavy, tears and tears. Will the darkness last? Or is it-only December? Hadn’t past months brought peace and hope? Where is the strength of October- and November? Lights, carols, ornaments on trees, cards from friends, happy times in seasons…

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