Tag Archives: families dealing with grief

Second Sowing: Inspirational Poem for 5.5.16

Second Sowing  by Anne Morrow Lindbergh For whom The milk ungiven in the breast When the child is gone? For whom the love locked up in the heart That is left alone? That golden yield Split sod once, overflowed an August field, Threshed out in pain upon September’s floor, Now hoarded high in barns, a

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Suicide of a Loved One

[Editor: This was a comment on an Ask Dr. Neimeyer post answering a question from a mother, Nancy, whose son committed suicide. You can read the original question and answer at this link: My Son Committed… We thought Lisa’s comment was worthy of its own posting, so here it is.] Hi Nancy, I understand and completely empathize

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Stillbirth: A Grief Poem

Stillbirth by Laure-Anne Bosselaar On a platform, I heard someone call out your name: No, Laetitia, no. It wasn’t my train—the doors were closing, but I rushed in, searching for your face. But no Laetitia. No. No one in that car could have been you, but I rushed in, searching for your face: no longer

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Inspirational Quote 11.5.15 a Mother’s Death

Succession One morning state police escort us to your grave the next my flight is canceled. Maintenance issues breaking out all over. You would speak of a “grand theory,” something tying all this together, but you had none yourself, none that reached me then or now as I drive your car slowly into the tranquil

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A Son Reflects on Father’s Cancer Death

[Editor: a 27 year-old first year medical student was given the assignment of writing a personal reflection on an encounter he or a family member had with the healthcare system and what he might have learned from it. I thought it would be helpful to those who have lost someone to terminal cancer and wonder

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