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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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Surviving the Loss of a Pregnancy, Miscarriage, or Stillbirth

Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss of a Pregnancy Mom of Seven, One in Heaven I am a mother of 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… Continue reading Surviving the Loss of a Pregnancy, Miscarriage, or Stillbirth

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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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14 Things Never Say to a Bereaved Parents

Have you ever said anything hurtful to somebody, even knowingly? Did you know there is grief etiquette when it comes to bereaved parents? I was not aware of it until I lost my son David four years ago. As if grieving is already not bad enough, try having somebody tell you “to get over it”… Continue reading 14 Things Never Say to a Bereaved Parents