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Finding Joy

I’ve had more than one conversation lately about  finding joy amidst the waves of grief that come throughout the holiday season. Experiencing a first Christmas or Thanksgiving without a child we have loved was, for me, beyond difficult. I didn’t want to open presents or...
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Remembering a Child Gone

Tonight is the worldwide candle lighting ceremony hosted by Compassionate Friends. In my nose-to-the-ground accomplish-goals-mode, I hadn’t realized this date was so fast approaching until it was here. I have been busy making candles as gifts for many people, known and unknown, and made the...
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Loss of a Child

On April 10, 2000, I experienced my first loss. My son, Reiley, stopped breathing in the night and went onto the great beyond. It was October 2001 when I learned I was expecting my rainbow baby. I was filled with so many questions about raising...
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Love You Forever – The Story Behind the Story

It’s been around 18 years since I first read the book Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. My sister came across it and sent a copy to everyone in the family because the story warms the heart and leaves a lasting impression. While the story is a...
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Watching Parents Grieve

I have heard from many friends and family members of grieving parents who have asked what they can do to help someone they care about work through their grief. The following list of ideas are a good place to start. Allow a grieving parent talk...
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Forgiveness in Grief

“Even when the jury and the judge Say you’ve got a reason to hold a grudge. It’s the whisper in your ear Saying set it free. Forgiveness.” ~Matthew West, Forgiveness When my son died, guilt played a large part in my inability to release my pain...
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