Suggestions for a Well Deserved Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

By: Cathi Lammert Often times Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are two of the most difficult days for bereavedparents. Some have told me that these days are so painful that they are not able to even acknowledge itfor their own mom or dad, and they celebrate with their parents on a different day. Over the…

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Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Except when your baby has died. Then, it can be the most awful time of the year. By: Rose Carlson As everyone around you goes about their joyful business of shopping and baking and shouting, “Happy Holidays!” or “Merry Christmas!” to everyone they meet, it can seem to you as if there is nothing wonderful…

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Grief and Joy

By: Karen Hart Grief came suddenly to me And she took me by the hand Day by day I walked and walked  Till I could no longer stand  Each day flowed into the next And it seemed they’d never change My heart felt forever broken  And I thought it would so remain  One day as…

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Forgotten Fathers

Remember that father’s grieve like mothers do. Remember that Father’s Day is not easy for them.

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Bereaved Mother’s Day

By: Amy Lied The Sunday before Mother’s Day. A day you never heard of until you joined this terrible club. It’s a day set assigned to honor the mothers who are living without their child/ren. It’s a day with which I have a love/hate relationship. I love the fact that we get our own day,…

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Shattering the Silence

By: Autumn Purdy On a brisk, sunny morning recently, I drove my daughter to her socially distanced ballet performance of “The Nutcracker”. This year will be different than all other years: masks on, dancing within a taped-off box, no parents or audience, and instead of enjoying a matinee showing of the annual Christmas spectacular at…

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