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.

Zoe Mize14 days ago
This Feels Like Drowning
This feels like drowning. My head is light and my breathing is shallow but steady. Is this what it’s like to die? I’m sitting at my desk hashing out the things that have happened in the past five days...
Valor Gosch16 days ago
Charcoal
“His skin was black as charcoal”—that's what my Mom used to say about my brother, I was light skinned compared to him, which was funny because I really wasn't that light skinned, but standing next to ...
Chantell Schulz16 days ago
If Only
If only… I had been there a moment sooner. It’s my fault, there’s nothing that can be done now. Her lifeless body dangles effortlessly from the noose that creaks from time to time. You can see the cut...
My Journey of Loss
There is no real secret to it, and everyone deals with it in a different way. But at the end of the day, everyone has or will have to go through this heartbreaking journey. I still am. It will almost ...
Eloise Morin16 days ago
Grief Is a Funny Thing
Ten things losing my mum taught me: Grief is a horrible and wonderful thing. Now I get it, ‘how can grief be wonderful?’ without watching my lovely mum slowly fade into nothingness, I wouldn’t appreci...
Maurice Bernier22 days ago
Eulogy to My Favorite Baby Sister
Sunrise: August 15, 1963 Sunset: February 3, 1987 Eulogized: February 6, 1987 She was a wonderful person, the best friend a guy could ever have AND she was my little sister. When I was a little guy ab...
My Truths: Overcoming Grief, Loss, and Death
Hey! I hope everyone is having a lovely day! This isn't going to be an easy post. I am fully aware of this fact. Tears will be shed, big breaks will need to be made, and memories will be triggered. Th...
Claire Raymonda month ago
It Happened on Payday
Anyone who’s ever looked at buying house knows how ridiculously expensive it is. And if you’re a millennial like me, then you’ll know it’s all your fault. But still it’s a sound investment so my wife ...
Drea Williamsa month ago
My Friend
My brother, he was my friend, my protector, father figure. When I lost him it felt like I lost everything, he passed away in September 2017. That day was the worst time of my life, it’s like I felt it. I felt it was coming, something inside me kept saying his name as I sat at my desk. I looked at his picture and just smiled. My mom called in the frantic, most hysterical mood that I have ever heard. All I remember are the words, “Marvin, your brother, my baby... gone."
Isaiah Blounta month ago
Only the Strongest Survive
Imagine waking up in a three bedroom home, with two older brothers and two older sisters. That was my life when I was enjoying my adolescent years. My brothers were always out and about, as well as my...
Ava McCoya month ago
24 Hours
It is every child’s fear; the loss of a parent. I don't think we lose that fear. I tried to push it aside often. The "what will I do? How will it feel? Will I survive it?" I'm learning all of it as of...
Rosemary Roundtree2 months ago
The Ghost of Mother's Day Past...
I'm awakened by the sounds of my brothers fussing over cereal and Saturday morning cartoons. I have to get dressed. I moaned, pulling myself out of bed. Today I'm going downtown to the 5 and 10 to buy...
Leah Marie2 months ago
Angel in the Sky
I remember the morning I took the first test—I was shocked, amazed, doubtful, scared. I immediately ran into the living room where my boyfriend stood, showed him the test, and he said, “What is this?”...
Kagan Clagg 2 months ago
Everyone Is Dying!!
Since I was a little girl I can remember seeing my grandma wearing a beautiful red wig, doing her makeup and putting on her hot red lipstick getting ready to go to work at the hospital. I can also rem...
Sofia Maria2 months ago
Pregnancy, and Being High Risk Pt. 1
I know pregnancy is different for every woman, but I hope my story can maybe help someone out there who's been through something similar, and doesn't know how to deal with it, or if they feel they can...
Mar Ta2 months ago
Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss
I've been coming across more and more women opening up about suffering a miscarriage, still birth, or loss of a child. If you've ever experienced any of those tragic events, you feel SO alone because ...
Courtney Aileen3 months ago
My New Reality
As a writer, I have always been able to find the perfect words to describe what I’m thinking and feeling. In the past eleven days, words have fallen short. The words I am writing now will fall short a...
LP Steinbeck3 months ago
The Bird and the Pearl
I had not eaten or drank anything all day. Yesterday was one month since my husband’s passing; food held no allure for me. A visitor stopped by in the afternoon, and it was probably the last person in...