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.

Linda Fitch3 days ago
Drunk Drivers Still Deserve to Live
Recently, on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, I have seen a plethora of posts stating things like, "If you drive under the influence and wreck, you deserve it." I understand the minds...
Carol Townend5 days ago
The Story of My Miscarriage
I was looking forward to going out. I remember getting stomach cramps which I put down to period pain, because I always got them really painful and I usually bleed heavy. I stopped to go to the toilet...
Bella E15 days ago
475 Continued...
After crying for a few hours, I just laid there. I just felt so empty inside. This was the first time I had experienced a loss of someone so close. I decided to text Ashly and see how they were handli...
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Selma Ahmed16 days ago
Resilience
On one gloomy afternoon in Ms. Daly's art class, my itch to finish my project was fueled by something other than my deep contempt for pottery. At 3:30 PM, I received a joyous phone call from my dad th...
Bella E16 days ago
475...
475 days... that’s how long it’s been. It feels like it was just yesterday. 475 days ago I received a phone call, this wasn't just a phone call; it was the phone call that would change everything. I w...
Dealing with Grief
Grief hits you like a wave, but when you're least expecting it.
Jodi Roberts23 days ago
Losing a Loved One
The death of a loved one is possibly the hardest thing a person will ever have to go through in their lifetime. There are so many books to assist you through your grieving. When a loved one dies you r...
"Always and Forever"
Love blinded me. As it comforted, inspired, and gave me hope in my darkest hours, it blinded me. My father always reminds me that life works two ways: “You’re born on this Earth, and surely you will e...
Kembrah Ha month ago
Break Through
Dear Papaw, I've had sort of a breakthrough with my grief. I posted something very personal and open about you and how wounded and hurt I was feeling at the moment and I got a message from a family me...
Jordan Allena month ago
Devin
When I was fifteen, I lost my younger sister. She lost her battle to cancer... leukemia, to be exact. Many people know that as a fact but I keep so many details of that year bottled up. Mainly for my ...
Tata Fergusona month ago
Blanket of Many Colors
I worked on an afghan for over a year. All of the yarn it consisted of was leftover from all of my previous projects. My stockpile dated back over 10 years. The pattern used was an easy one, corner to...
Jodi Robertsa month ago
Unending Pain Part Two
The unending pain that I felt after losing my daughter, never seemed to offer me a light at the end of the tunnel. I had made all the necessary calls the day I held her for the last time. I notified f...
Bri Pinsona month ago
"The Signs"
I’m cleaning the house and this song comes onto Pandora. I instantly stop... speechless, numb, frozen. Suddenly my ENTIRE life comes into question. I sit down and start thinking about everything that ...
M&B Musingsa month ago
The Baby Aisle
Shallow footsteps carry me down the winding row of plastic-wrapped objects. The smell of baby-powder tickling my nose like the memory of childhood. In the heart of the aisle, I am five years old again...
Jodi Robertsa month ago
Unending Pain
I have never been more shocked then I was that morning when I walked into my daughter's bedroom. Nothing in my life had ever prepared me for such a horrific sight. In my eyes, the blood seemed to cons...
Angel Perez2 months ago
The Night That Time Stood Still
I can still see it all so clearly yet it seems like a blur. How that contradiction is even possible is beyond me, but it is. I can attest to that. My little boy was in the backseat. I can still hear h...
Paula C. Henderson2 months ago
On the Day My Mother Was Cremated
On the day she was cremated, 3 days after she passed away, I was alone in my house. I was on the other side of the country over a thousand miles away. Alone with my thoughts. Alone with my feelings. I...
Ann King2 months ago
The Family Fight Over Dad's Estate
One never thinks it will happen within their family. I am talking about the total self-destruction of the family unit that you have had all of your life. Well, I am here to tell you that your family/s...