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Eating Birthday Cake Alone: Celebrating the Birth of My Son

Today is your birthday. You would have been five years old. This year on your birthday there will be one empty seat. We will miss you sitting at the table with us as we celebrate your birthday. For you this would have been a milestone year, as turning five years old would be for so… Continue reading Eating Birthday Cake Alone: Celebrating the Birth of My Son

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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Before I lost my son, David Cooper I had never heard of October being deemed Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  Unfortunately, I am all too familiar with it now.  Back in October 1988, President Ronald Reagan Proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. He was quoted as saying; “When a child loses his parent,… Continue reading October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

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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