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Summer

On the beach, cool breezes blow across the water, but the sun’s rays feel warm upon my face. The ocean laps gently at the shore. I see one golden haired lad with shovel and pail filling the moat around his…

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Connecting

A volunteer team of grief and trauma experts from around the nation came together last weekend in Parkland, Florida. The Compassionate Friends was honored to be included in this event, “A Day of Hope and Healing” hosted by Bob Resciniti’s…

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TCF National Conference Experience

Almost three years after losing my almost 18-year-old son Brayden, I am still searching. I was skeptical about attending a TCF Conference but went anyway. I don’t like crowds or big hotels but I was in one. I didn’t want…

Support for Families of Texas

The immediate availability of bereavement counseling is welcomed, but what happens when those counselors leave? Today’s horrific news, forgotten soon by the outside world, becomes the reality for the impacted families for the rest of their lives. There is help…

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Graduation – A Time to Remember

I was driving down the road the other day, thinking of how the retail market makes any event an opportunity for revenue. Graduation seems to fall into that category, with cards and gifts for every Graduate. This time of year…

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My Path

I have this path before me that only I can see and I must enter bravely though frightened I may be This pathway is named Sorrow deep sadness fills the air at times my feet may stumble I fall down…

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The Uninvited Visitor

Some visitors are uninvited but the worst are those that leave briefly only to return again and again, always it seems when least expected. You can’t dissuade this particular uninvited visitor to stay away, though all of us try hard…

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7 Things I Have Learned Since the Loss of My Child

Child loss is a loss like no other. One often misunderstood by many. If you love a bereaved parent or know someone who does, remember that even his or her “good” days are harder than you could ever imagine. Compassion…

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Someone asked me

Someone asked me about you today It’s been so long since anyone has done that It felt so good to talk about you to share my memories of you to simply say your name out loud She asked me if…

Support for Families of Florida

The immediate availability of bereavement counseling is welcomed, but what happens when those counselors leave? Today’s horrific news, forgotten soon by the outside world, becomes the reality for the impacted families for the rest of their lives. There is help…

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