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As Bereaved Parents, we will always walk with a hole in our hearts. We would gladly give anything just to see our children one more time. We know this is not possible, until the day that we join them, but our hearts still want it. As a result, we all look for signs or messages that our children are still present. These signs are always surrounding us, if we are receptive and pay attention....


Anticipatory grief is a feeling of loss before a dreaded event or death occurs. I experienced anticipatory grief when my husband’s aorta dissected in 2013. Surgeons operated on him three times to staunch the blood loss. During the last surgery—13 hours, four surgeons—he suffered a spinal cord injury that paralyzed his legs. Miraculously, my husband survived the surgery, and was hospitalized...


You’ve Changed.

Have you heard this since your loss?

Maybe you have.

Maybe you haven’t.



Robert was a very special person and I think you all know him by these qualities --Real easy going, sensitive, laid back, well-liked, thoughtful, vulnerable, liked a good...


Catch a glimpse of the magic of the Visionary Explorers Group through the personal stories of Lisa C. of Raleigh, NC and Liz Morales of Long Island, NY.  Experiences shared and questions considered by the group frequently involve contact or communication with loved ones who have passed.  During our May 2016 meeting each mother spoke of healing experiences she had had...



"I trip. I bump into walls. I'm an old athlete and pride myself of my physique and coordination. Suddenly I feel like a clumsy oaf," Barbara said.

Barbara's son Thomas was an intelligent,...


Thanksgiving Dinner

Home for the holiday from New Orleans,
with Mother and Father at the tiny
drop leaf, brown rosewood, mahogany
table with the gold, grinning claw feet;
Father, choler- red-in the-face, short-

"I know it's my fault. Now I'm being punished. I can't make this right. What can I do?" Melissa choked through her tears.

Melissa's son Carter was her third child. He came out...


Cousins. Aunts. Uncles. Grandparents. Friends. Friends of the Family.



I’ve known loss.  If you are reading this, chances are you have too.



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