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Back to School for the Child Loss Parent

It’s mid-August in Nebraska which marks another school year starting. To some it’s the thrill of having their kids gone all day so they can get things done at home. To others it’s the stress of wondering if their child…

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Choosing to Survive

I went to a wedding last weekend. It was the wedding of my son Davey’s first love. She is a beautiful girl and I have kept in touch with her since losing my son almost five years ago. When I…

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The Wariness of Grief

The Wariness of Grief I am from the South. My parents were both Southerners. I have never lived outside the South, in spite of the fact that some would claim Northern Virginia, where I lived for almost 40 years, is…

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Gone Three Year, But She’ll Never Be Forgotten

I had gone to bed early. It could be any day now and a grandma needs her rest. My daughter’s words pierced my dream, “Mom, it’s Nathan, it’s time.” This is where I was supposed to grab a few clothes…

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“Signs”

Do any of you believe in signs or messages from your deceased child? I do, and it helps me with the grieving process and to overcome tough days, like her birthday. Every time I see a penny that shouldn’t be…

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It Hurts

Life was so easy that first summer that Tad and I were married.  During the evenings, we would take off with the dog for a walk on our country road because we could not get enough of the luxurious summer…

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Finding a Little Peace on a Summer Night

While most others love summer for its daytime pleasures, such as beach time, golf, picnics and other family outings, personally, I like it at night… on my deck after most others have long gone to bed.  I gaze at the…

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Keeping Your Child Present

Death ended Jonathan’s life but if didn’t end his relationship with me. I learned to keep him present in my life by doing outreach in his name. Countless books have been written on the process of mourning and what’s become…

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Confessions of a Long-Term Griever

They say that childbirth is a pain you forget, but nobody ever says that about child death. Losing your child is like having a piece of broken glass jammed into your heart. Permanently. Over the years, the sharp edges are often worn smooth,…

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