Every Day is a Sick Day by Fran Gerstein When your child dies every day is a sick day. An invisible wound resonates from middle of your body, radiating emptiness to your extremities. People around you are unaware of its presence. But you feel it while laughing or despairing. It is part of you now.
Mothers Finding Meaning Again A Support Group For Mothers Who Have Lost Children Founded By Mary Jane Hurley Brant, M.S., CGP Over eight years ago I shared a cup of tea with a grieving friend following the sudden loss of her adult son. I had an understanding of how she felt because I, too, had
Losing a child is an emotional hurricane. It rouses erratic emotions that fuel each other until they funnel into a whirlpool of devastation. Anger, depression, discouragement—among all these emotions, one that often tugs at grievers for months and years after a loss is guilt. Guilt over My Miscarriage In my case, I met this guilt
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
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.