I was going to call this “Grief is a Snowflake” until I discover there is an excellent book for grieving children called “Grief is Like a Snowflake” by Julia Cook and Anita DuFalla. I am convinced that grieving for a loved one is as unique as a snowflake. Two recent experiences I had reinforce this.
“You cannot die of grief, though it feels as if you can. A heart does not actually break, though sometimes your chest aches as if it is breaking. Grief dims with time. It is the way of things. There comes a day when you smile again, and you feel like a traitor. How dare
Every year on the second Sunday in December people all over the world will burn a candle in memory of there child whom left this Earth. Many candles will be lit and tears will be shed. This tradition was started in 1997 by the The Compassionate Friends. Dedicated to all children loved and lost, this
Experts Discuss Children as Survivors of Suicide on Wednesday, January 7th 3pm EST on AfterTalk: LIVE On Wednesday, AfterTalk: LIVE presents the second part of a discussion of the impact of a parental suicide on children and how families can cope. The panel features Mandi Zucker, MSW, Grief Recovery Specialist and Program Director of Imagine: A
To One in Sorrow Let me come in where you are weeping, friend, And let me take your hand. I, who have known a sorrow such as yours, Can understand. Let me come in — I would be very still Beside you in your grief; I would not bid you cease your weeping, friend, Tears