Category Archives: Loss of a Child

Losing a Loved one…AfterTalk Inspirational Weekly: 3.9.17

Losing a Loved One to a Rare Disease My daughter died of ectopia cordis. My husband and I learned about this birth defect around eighteen weeks into the pregnancy, and we also learned that it meant our daughter’s heart was growing outside her chest. Do you know how rare ectopia cordis is? An estimated 1

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Children Don’t Always Live:Inspirational Quote 11.17.16

Children Don’t Always Live “Children Don’t Always Live” is a powerful and poignant essay by Jason Greene about the accidental death of his daughter. More than three years later he and his wife had a baby boy. Bringing children into this world is sufficiently terrifying, but this is amplified after the loss of one. Mr.

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Finding Hope in Hopelessness: Inspirational Quote 11.3.16

Finding Hope in Hopelessness [Editor: usually, our Inspirational Quotes are from people who have experienced a death. In this case, Peta Murchinson’s story is about “pre-grieving” the anticipated death of her daughter. We believe she has much to say to the Grief and Bereavement Community. About this video: We like to think that we are one

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Returning to Work: AfterTalk Inspirational Quote 9.15.16

Returning to work Editor’s note: I love this poem because it expresses such raw emotion about something commonplace that most of us who’ve experienced a loss have had to face–that first day back at work. It is attributed to Ruth Davis. Hello I’m back but I’m merely a shell Since I last saw you I’ve

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What the dead don’t know

“What the dead don’t know piles up, though we don’t notice it at first. They don’t know how we’re getting along without them, of course, dealing with the hours and days that now accrue so quickly, and, unless they divined this somehow in advance, they don’t know that we don’t want this inexorable onslaught of

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