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Grieving and Growing Through Traumatic Loss
I just completed a counseling session with a mother whose only son was murdered in Los Angeles in 1994. The killer was never apprehended. Jennie (a...Comments
We can watch the news on television; we can listen to our radio or read it on our computers. All the news about the negativity of our...Comments
Shortly after Daniel died, a co-worker of my husband's gave us a book. The book was accounts of local parents who had lost children in various ways. One of the women shared how she lost a son 40 years ago to neuroblastoma, the same...Comments
I wrote this a few years ago - it mentions the Oklahoma City Bombing which will have its 18th anniversary tomorrow - and after what has happened in Boston I thought it might be appropriate to share now:
I vividly remember April 19, 1995. My daughter Nina had heard on the news that something horrible had just occurred in Oklahoma City. She told me that a federal
I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love. If you want me again, look for me under your boot-soles. Walt Whitman
PLEASE, don't tell me you know how I feel. If you don't know how it feels to lose a loved one to a sudden accident or uncontrollable disease, you DON'T know how I feel. I lost the one who had the awesome privilege to give life to me, granted by the giver of life, Himself.
PLEASE, for the moment, don't ask me how I feel. I truly don't know. My mind, like the storm that took her life, is...Comments