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The Holiday Army

Here it comes again — the Holiday Army — in its annual march against us. Some of its generals are called “Thanksgiving,” “Christmas,” “Hanukkah,” “New Year’s Eve” and “New Year’s Day.” They are no respecters of the heartbroken and emotionally…

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Borrowed Hope

Lend me your hope for awhile, I seem to have mislaid mine. Lost and hopeless feelings accompany me daily. Pain and confusion are my companions. I know not where to turn. Looking ahead to the future times Does not bring…

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Act on Your Grief

Joann is an actress. She is also a bereaved parent. She shared with me that when the emotions of her grief welled up inside of her she would act them out. She would become the voice of her anger or…

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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…

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I’ll Always Be Your Dad

Years have come and gone and time has surely drifted by I’ve searched for any answer yet I’m left to wonder why The only thing I know for sure through the happy and the sad No matter what the circumstance…

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That First Summer Vacation

Summer time is here and with it you may be planning a vacation. If you have recently suffered the death of your child, that first vacation can be very difficult. I would like to share with you our experience the…

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Can Memorial Day Be Both a Day of Remembrance and Celebration?

The stores are also crowded with people preparing for activities to celebrate the beginning of summer. The roads leading to area beaches are backlogged with traffic. Cookouts and family fun activities are planned. The department stores are advertising great Memorial…

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Graduation Time 

It’s almost June and graduation time again. Your child would have been among those wearing the cap and gown, walking down the aisle to the ever stirring “Pomp and Circumstance”. Now there is a vacant spot in the line. Should…

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First Mother’s Day

I remember vividly the first Mother’s Day after my son died. Had there been a vote that year, I would have cast mine for the abolition of Mother’s Day. I didn’t want there to be such a day and I…

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What Grieving Moms Want for Mother’s Day

Acknowledgement is what grieving mother’s want most for Mother’s Day, suggests a survey by wwwthecomfortcompany.net a website that specializes in meaningful sympathy gifts. The online survey asked, “What can others do to ease your pain on Mother’s Day?” Over 80…

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