Friday, April 24, 2015

Weekend Links 4/24/15

5 Rights of the Bereaved Parent

Grief. . . Like Love - "I still have flashbacks of the moment I realized she died. Certain things can trigger me and I will see her lifeless body in my mind. I could be walking through the grocery store and suddenly the thought ‘your daughter died’ surges to the forefront of my mind. It’s a knife to my heart. In that moment I am crippled. I close my eyes tight to squeeze back the tears, smooth out the grimace on my face. Return my gaze to the apple in my hand and continue my shopping." - Replace she with he and this pretty much sums up my current emotional state and experience.  

Love his little grave marker. In 6 months, once the ground levels, 
we can choose a headstone if we so desire. 

If you saw the size of the blessing coming, you would understand the magnitude of the battle you’re fighting.  – Author Unknown

This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. For he will rescue you from deadly disease. He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Psalm 91:2-4 NLT


  1. Really though - how did people get through tragedies before the internet existed and we had access to all these posts from other people to help us remember that we were not alone and that it was ok to feel the way we feel? Glad you are finding so many articles/posts to comfort you during this crummy time!

  2. Ditto to Allison- both great and relatable articles, even for those that haven't lost a child. "Grief may transform and vary in intensity, but it remains." - I felt this so much during infertility... there were good days and bad days, but the pain was always there.

  3. You are right, it is a really nice & pretty marker. So glad you have a place you can go to remember him.


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