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How Grieving Parents Can Honor the Memory of Their Child During the Holidays

  Holidays and Grieving Every year at Christmas I struggle with my emotions.  This would have been my son David’s fifth Christmas.  He would have loved everything about Christmas. The wonder of the Christmas lights on the tree at night. The Christmas songs we sing at church. The festive decorations in the stores.  His joy would… Continue reading How Grieving Parents Can Honor the Memory of Their Child During the Holidays

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14 Ways To Help Bereaved Parents

Grief is uncomfortable.  It is awkward when you do not know what to say in those situations when a parent has lost a child.  I have been on both ends of the spectrum. I have been the one to say dumb unforgivable comments and I have been the one to have extremely hurt by those… Continue reading 14 Ways To Help Bereaved Parents

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Grief, child loss, and life

Child.  Death.  Funeral.  Grief.  Survival.  New normal. Unfortunately, it is not as rare as you would think. These words stop me cold EVERY SINGLE TIME I see them. Since losing David, my eyes are open to the plight of the bereaved everywhere, especially in my own community.  A week ago my own small community faced the… Continue reading Grief, child loss, and life

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Don’t take today for granted

Spring break has arrived. We still have areas of three feet of snow. So much for spring, eh? So today we are inside. The house is hopping. We have an old child VHS tape playing “Songs from yesteryear or something like that…” My two year old is happier than can be sitting on the couch… Continue reading Don’t take today for granted

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Appreciating grief

“Mommy, do you remember how soft his hair was?” “Mommy, he is so cold, I need to keep him warm. Can I have another blanket please?” “He sounds like he is singing” “I could have held him forever” “I love him” “I miss him, Mommy” “When will I see him again” This next month will… Continue reading Appreciating grief

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The rainbow after the storm: Interview with Jennifer Ross

Since the loss of my son  nearly four years ago, I have had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people who have become a part of my journey. One of those that really stands out is my friend and author Jennifer Ross. Jennifer and I had an immediate connection as we bonded over the loss… Continue reading The rainbow after the storm: Interview with Jennifer Ross

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Roller coaster of grief

Four years ago this month my husband and I were dealing with the news that our unborn son was going to die. We were the given the diagnosis that our child was deemed incompatible with life. No chance of survival at one. None.  Read here for more…. We had gone from overwhelming excitement at expecting… Continue reading Roller coaster of grief

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I Will Carry You

“There were photographs I wanted to take. Things I wanted to show you Sing sweet lullabies, wipe your teary eyes Who could love you like this? People say that I am brave but I’m not But there’s a greater story Written long before me Because He loves you like this”  (Selah, I Will Carry You)… Continue reading I Will Carry You

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My son, David Cooper, Grief, Pain, and Peace

Mom of Seven, One in Heaven I am a mother to seven. Seven babies I have carried in the womb, given birth to, prayed for, and most importantly loved. I did not know how much I could love until I had my children.  Before Mr. Right and I had our first child we had two… Continue reading My son, David Cooper, Grief, Pain, and Peace