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.

Only God Knows Why
On this day, the trees were changing from that nasty greenish brown color to the beautiful autumn orangey yellow color. There were freshly carved pumpkins sitting outside the doors of the houses. The ...
Olympia Pav4 days ago
The Loss
Losing sucks. But losing "someone" in your life is a different story. We have all lost a soccer game or a game of monopoly with friends, but losing a loved one is hard, especially at fifteen years old...
Sidra Lestrade4 days ago
The Other Side
"I didn't have enough time," the man said to the other. "We all have enough time," said the man behind the desk. "You just chose to use yours differently." Harold was 57, a young 57-year-old man. He h...
Kasey Gilbert4 days ago
Advice From a Motherless Daughter
I'll never forget the day I was in the hospital room as my mother's doctor explained to her the severity of her cancer diagnosis as well as the very small odds of surviving such an intense and advance...
Rachel B4 days ago
Forever Goodbye
I sit staring at the pale whitewashed wall, with a transparent plastic container holding pamphlets. I look down at the screen on my black iPhone 3. I see the red box with a number "5" hovering over th...
Josh Napper7 days ago
Daddy's Little Girl
I’m just a boot wearing, horse riding, deer hunting, truck driving, cute little old country gal. I may look city on the outside, but on the inside, I'm country all the way. I am a sassy talking, Pepsi drinking, deer eating, blue jean wearing, big truck riding kinda country loving girl! I tell people I'm OK, I tell myself I'm fine, then I look in the mirror and laugh until I cry because I know it was all just a lie. There are so many things I want to tell you, but not enough words to describe jus...
Trinity Botner9 days ago
Overcoming the Loss of a Father
When I turned ten years old, my entire life was turned upside down. My father, Sam Botner, was murdered while on vacation with my mother in Mexico. There are several conspiracies on the actual story, ...
Jessica Keller10 days ago
The Day My Heart Broke Forever
I remember the day it all happened, just like it was yesterday. Just days before I got that call, "Jessy your brother is in the hospital." "He is very sick you need to come see him." So I called my da...
Angela Travis11 days ago
RIP Momma
Life is never meant to be easy, but I never thought it’d be this hard. At nine-years-old, my mom passed away from a brain tumor. I remember getting the news. The immediate heart ache—it’s a feeling yo...
Everyone, Always and Often
"I can't get a pulse." "Uh, what? Are you sure? Try her wrist." "There's nothing." "What about her femoral artery? Try that." "I don't get anything." "Geez, what do we do?" "Nothing." "Oh, God! Please...
Chloe Hoover13 days ago
The Hardest Goodbye
2017 has been a rollercoaster, full of "high on life moments" while also dragging a stick through the mud. My baggage behind me gets heavier and heavier. Burden upon burden is laid and all I can do is...
Yazmine Howes13 days ago
The Effect My Father’s Suicide Had
Let me start by saying this: I lost my father to suicide in 2014. We hadn’t spoken in just over a year when he took his life. I realise now that this may have been partly because of the mental illness...
LR Hatfield13 days ago
It Doesn't Get Easier
Blessings come in many ways. For me, one major blessing is that I was able to have my grandparents in my life into my forties. I know many people can’t say that. They say losing someone that you’re cl...
Tarra 14 days ago
Loss
Losing someone you love isn’t exactly what you plan on happening in your life. You can’t plan on losing someone or prepare your heart and mind to cope, especially when it’s your child. You always imag...
Gayle Lebus14 days ago
Until Next Time...
Are you with me? I don't see you anywhere. Where are you two? I come here every weekend to see if you two will be there, in the same spot, like last time. You two loved this place. One of you said it ...
Deborah Klinker14 days ago
Mark
November 5, 2013 was the very last day my uncle took his last breath. Some may say, why just him? Why is he so much more important to you than your other uncles? Well...he was there. For a while just ...
Jasmine Litke20 days ago
My Child Did Exist
You never know how much you love the tiny person growing within your own body until you hear the words: "I'm sorry, but it looks as if you are going to have a miscarriage." Those are the words I was t...