Category Archives: grieving for a child

African-Americans and Grief

A Grief Observed From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin, the power and pain of Black mourning. BY MYCHAL DENZEL SMITH June 22, 2017 Mamie Till-Mobley wrote her memoir, Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America, in 2003, the same year she died of heart failure, and 47 years after the lynching of her son,

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The Sudden Loss Of A Child: How A Marriage Survives

On Christmas Eve 2015, Emily and David Graham and their three kids were at home making reindeer food ― a family tradition ― to sprinkle on the front lawn for Santa’s fleet. Earlier in the day, their oldest son Cameron, 7, wasn’t feeling well ― he had an earache and a cough ― so David had taken

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Thanksgiving: AfterTalk Inspirational 11.22.17

THANKSGIVING  The time draws near And the calendar says Thanksgiving is really here. Time to reflect and time to gather Thoughts of what to be thankful of. Thankful? I think not. My life is not full these days And to be thankful is beyond my grasp. But to give thanks? This, I believe, can be

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Joe Biden’s heartfelt speech on grief

Joe Biden’s heartfelt speech on grief From the Washington Post, May 2015 Perhaps more than any other American politician, we have a sense of how Joe Biden processes grief. The vice president, who is mourning the loss of his 46-year-old son, Beau, today, has lived through unimaginable tragedy. His first wife and 13-month-old-daughter, Naomi, died in

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What Does a Mother Do for Her Son? AfterTalk Inspirational 10.12.17

What Does a Mother Do for Her Son?  by mary gutheil anderson   What does a mother do for her son? She helps create him She carries him next to her heart for close to a year She gives birth She sustains his life She feeds him She clothes him She combs his hair She

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