grief

Losing a family member is one of the most traumatic life events; Families must support one another to endure the five stages of grief and get through it together.

Leah Asha day ago
Grief
I know when my grief started, I know why, I know how, I know who… But I don't know how long it will last. June 17th 2008, my father took his own life. I don't know when he found his resolve. I don't k...
Amanda Batson2 days ago
What the Loss of a Loved One Taught Me
Death has always been a tough subject, and we all fear that day when we lose a loved one. That day came to me six years ago, when I got the call that my best friend had died in a car crash the night b...
Hannah Brown4 days ago
To the Girl Who Lost Her Dad Too Soon
Let’s start this off by saying I’m sorry. There is nothing that anyone can do to make this okay or better. There is no justifying. But here’s to peace. My own father died when I was 19. It has been a ...
Diamond Ninja4 days ago
My Buddy
That Saturday was a regular day for me: dance class in the morning, then a trip to Five Below. But, after dance class that morning, my life changed forever. We pulled into the parking lot, and my mom ...
Daddy's Girl
Everyone has their ideal favorite parent. Someone that they are closer to and that they love so much they feel they will die if they lost them. I was and will always be Daddy's Girl. My father William...
A Hurt Unlike Any Other
My grandmother Bertha was one of the most important people in my life. There wasn’t one step I took through life where she wasn’t right there beside me. Right there beside us all. She was the hand we ...
Lindsey Bierly8 days ago
Surviving Loss
People do not truly look at things in life. We experience so much during our every day but yet we miss it as it happens. We do not notice these things until they are brought to our attention. Today I ...
Anna Paige8 days ago
My Prayer to You, Granny
Dear Granny, The morning I woke up to the horrifying phone call, I drove fast to your side; I prayed for God to wake you up. I prayed that you not have to go this way, because you deserved a peaceful ...
Alexandrea Sams9 days ago
Letting Go
The sun was covered by a thick blanket of deep grey clouds that covered any blue for as far as anyone could see. On this cold, cloudy New York city morning, she walked quickly into her favorite booksh...
Enoc Aguado10 days ago
Childhood's End
“Stop screaming, can’t you see the man over there is dying?” After hearing those words, I could not help but wonder why they were here. Was their child sick? Was her husband stabbed? Someone in dreary...
Meagan Hagerman11 days ago
The Grieving Process
My memorial weekend was rather uneventful in 2016. My parents went off to visit my brother and sister-in-law in Colorado over the holiday, and my son and I were looking over the farm for them while aw...
Angel Mann11 days ago
Dear Mommy
Dear Mommy, It’s crazy how my moments of exhaustion are when you are the heaviest on my mind and heart. Or maybe it isn’t so crazy. It was in those moments that I would run to you and find rest, wisdo...
Candace Gamble16 days ago
It Killed Us All
Never did I think I would be standing in the room with my older cousin, no soul, just the body of someone I grew close to. 22 years young and so many goals he had yet to achieve. I get that it is a pa...
Kembrah H21 days ago
Dear Papaw
Today is hard because it's the beginning of the month that I lost you. We lost you. Nothing could ever describe or compare to the hurt it made me feel and continues to make me feel. I remember it SO v...
Postit Fox23 days ago
Habits
"There's coffee in the pot," someone says to me as I'm scooping out my Nescafé instant coffee into a mug and adding hot water from the dispenser. "All good, this is faster," I reply. I tell people I'm...
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Jordan Ento25 days ago
An Incapability of Attachment
An Incapability of Attachment It begins with a boy, six years of age, charcoal skinned and ashen. There was something about him then, the colours of the sky; the textures of hair; the bite of a lemon....
Vincent Grazianoa month ago
Life Is a Winding Road
One of the hardest things to go through is change. No matter what it is, leaving the comfort of normal is a scary thing. Even if you’ve gotten a promotion at work, it’s still very scary. Losing a job ...
Madi Yorka month ago
The Wrong Funeral
Phillipe’s is a hotspot in Los Angeles. Hipsters fill the room for a good sandwich but complain about how there are no vegan options in a restaurant known for roast beef sandwiches. At least that’s wh...