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.

Ashley Dinsmore21 hours ago
The Day My World Fell Apart
When I was 21 years old I got pregnant. I was in shock and disbelief. What am I going to with a child? I am a child myself. I didn’t know what to do or where to turn. I called out of work the next day...
Children's Grief Awareness Day 2017: What Do Grieving Children Need?
Grief, as most of us know, is a very tricky thing. Some want to talk about it. Others, for fear of breaking down or somehow seeming "weak," don't. Our youngest members of society have it particularly ...
LaKisha Jeter2 days ago
The Day My Heart Broke
"No one... No parent should ever have to bury their child." I've heard this statement throughout my life. Never knowing that I would have a true understanding of that phrase. Yes, I had to endure that...
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Matt Amison4 days ago
Star Man — Processing Loss
“My greatest fear in life now, is to get to an age where I can say ‘It has been 23 years since I lost my Dad.’ To live the same amount of life without my Dad as I did together.” I’m setting out to pla...
What Is Family
What is family to you? To me it isn't always the people of your blood. I grew up believing the man raising me was my father until I was 11yrs old. A girl who was supposed to be my friend got mad and t...
Yolanda Clay5 days ago
Grief-Melancholy Stricken
My life began unraveling like frayed strands of yarn on the sleeve of a beloved old sweater, when my younger brother died of pancreatic cancer. It would not be clichéd to write that every fiber of my ...
Surviving Suicide
So it has been precisely one year, three months, and sixteen days since my younger brother hung himself in his apartment on a sunny day in late July. Right now as I start writing this, I am listening ...
Eoin Campbell10 days ago
An Important Part of My Life - My Brother Lee's Death
On Monday 29th July 2013 I went to the Mencap Summer Scheme with my brother Lee. He had been feeling fine all day until that night when he started to complain about feeling out of breath. He went on t...
In Loving Memory
I've always been afraid of dying. In fact, absolutely petrified. It's one thing in life we are all sure of but never prepared for, even when it's expected. It never seems a fair part of life at whatev...
Jerco R.14 days ago
The Day My World Was Shattered
“Sorry for your loss…” I’ve always hated when people say that crap at funerals. Of course you’re sorry, someone just died. I mean what is that? As if I didn’t already feel terrible and unhappy for the...
Blue Jay
The road to the Children's Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota seemed like it went on for an eternity. I was four, and I could not grasp the significance of what was happening. Although I do not rem...
Annie Button15 days ago
My Other Baby
I went out to the local bar on my 20th birthday, I had a feeling that I was pregnant. But with only doing the baby making deed on days that I was not ovulating, I thought it was near impossible of act...
Wendy Tuaone15 days ago
Light
September 3, 2017 The Initiative. July 24, 1987 I had turned 9 nearly two months prior and as I held a balloon that my mom had given me earlier that day during the parade, I sat on the side of the hill at Liberty Park awaiting the fireworks that were scheduled to start in the next few minutes. I could feel the excitement well up inside me as I held my breath. The fireworks had just started. As they exploded, I listened to the crackle high above me in the air intermingling with the crowds hushed ...
Dana Dohr16 days ago
A Grieving Sister’s Heartache
The day of the accident.. This is for you Dylan.. The sun is shining, the skies are blue. But all I ask god, is why it had to be you. This day will be the hardest ever. Knowing that you're gone foreve...
Letters from Yesterday
Under my bed, there is a box. Though most people have boxes under their beds, those boxes usually have forgotten toys, clothing, or other unimportant articles which would be just as well in the trash ...
Lizzy Phillips17 days ago
The Day My Pregnancy Stopped
It took us a year to get pregnant when we decided to try for another child. We were on the verge of speaking to our doctor about fertility treatments when the test came back positive. I called my husb...
bailey saunders17 days ago
31st October 2008
I've been signed up to this site for about two weeks and have wanted to start writing articles, but couldn't find anything good to write about. Then on the 31st October 2017, it hit me. My first artic...
Leira Hahn18 days ago
For You, Dad.
The year grandma passed away was the roughest. Following right after that was your divorce and the addiction you struggled with for many years. But for the loss of your mom, I knew a part of you had g...