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

Loss of a Baby Is there peace after one loses a baby?  Is there hope?  How do you deal with the grief after losing a child either through miscarriage or stillbirth? Mom of Seven, One in Heaven I am a mother to seven. Seven babies I have carried in the womb, given birth to, prayed… Continue reading My son, David Cooper, Grief, Pain, and Peace

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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