HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH GRIEF
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“One cold November morning my husband of almost thirty- eight years, Sid, died suddenly in his sleep. I felt like my shattered heart could not possibly go on beating without him.
I remember lying alone in the dark that night, begging God to take me, too. But when the sun came up, I was still breathing. And I knew that somehow I would have to eventually figure out how to crawl up out of the deep hole of grief that… Continue reading
The holiday season is a joyous time for most, but those who have experienced a loss, this usually festive time of the year can be a painful reminder that your loved one is no longer around. You wonder how will you cope with grief?
Everyone experiences loss of those they love, but the intensity of your grief can be doubled by your relationship to the person who died such as a parent, spouse or child and this is the first holiday without that person who was so important in your life.
Like me and most other people who face this… Continue reading
By Doreen Cox
The journey through grief, for me, began long before my mother died. Choosing to be a caregiver meant that life as I knew it would be completely changed. I stepped full-time into my Care Bear role at age 59 when my mother’s dementia took a stronger hold on her brain, causing her to mix up her meds. Making the choice to leave a full-time job as group counselor at an alternative school for expelled high school students was not an easy choice for me to make, especially for financial and health benefit reasons. I enjoyed my… Continue reading
Last week I got confirmation of a loss I never expected to experience in life. I’ve lost many times over in life – my mom, best friend and grandmother all in a 3 month period. But now, almost 15 years later, I am going through a different loss in life – the life of an unborn child. Three weeks ago, I was ecstatic because I found out I was pregnant. And now, I’ve experienced a miscarriage. I’m lucky as I already have an amazing 3 year old, but I am still disappointed that #2 will not be coming as soon as I’d hoped.
By Brittianee Neu
If you asked me on July 20, 2008, where I’d be in three years, it would have involved all the things I would be doing with my beautiful baby boy. Like any parent, from the day I found out I was pregnant, all my thoughts, hopes and dreams for the future were filled with images of our family together, happy and loving life. I would have never imagined in 24 hours, those dreams would be shattered and who I once was would cease to exist. Continue reading