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Cousins. Aunts. Uncles. Grandparents. Friends. Friends of the Family.
I’ve known loss. If you are reading this, chances are you have too.
Grief and I are well acquainted—too well acquainted. In 2007 four family members died in succession—my elder daughter, mother of my twin grandchildren, my father-in-law, the family patriarch, my brother and only sibling, and the twin’s father. These experiences changed the focus of my health writing to grief recovery writing. Researching books and articles taught me about the many types of...Comments
When we are young, we celebrate Mother’s Day in honor of our mother’s and grandmother’s. Life is easy, no cares, no worries and no responsibilities
We become adults and have our own children
Mother’s Day is then a day to honor us
We celebrate with our children
It is a day full of joy...Comments
One thing I’ve learned over the course of the last 15 months…Nothing is as it seems. The innocence of the reality I once knew has forever been shattered and overshadowed by the shock of the certainty of our...Comments
I miss you so much and can't believe your gone
Left me here to carry on
Move forward in life
Always be a good wife
Always do what's best for us
Cause that's what people do
Dad, you taught me that too
In the end, people do what's best for them
If your lucky like me you have that one true best friend
She has your back and know who you are
By Dora Carpenter Submitted On May 12, 2017
When my son died, I received a lot of advice. I found people do not know what to say. They default to the things they have been conditioned to say during these times. It came from many different sources, most of which had never lost a child. The advice came from good intentions, but it was hollow. Not at all what I needed in that moment.
When someone would tell me it would be OK, I was...Comments
You are the strength within my soul Mom
You are the rock on which I stand