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.

Altavise Walker4 months ago
A Day
It’s 5:00 AM. “Crap, I didn’t hear my alarm go off at 3:30! Wait did it even go off?” Anyway, it’s time for me to get up and get moving. I do a pep talk to myself early in the morning to motivate me t...
Anne P.4 months ago
Blood Is Thicker Than Water
The blood on his hands dripped into the water. The sound of the first drop falling had startled him, as the surrounding forest was dead silent. But now, as he stared dazedly at his bloody hands, he fo...
bella klatt5 months ago
3. Bargaining
This stage hasn’t really been a big part of my coping, or healing process with the deaths that I've dealt with. To explain a little about this stage, it's when you bargain with God, or whoever/whateve...
Sian Rodgers5 months ago
It's Cancer But...
There's something that changes in you when you lose a parent. It doesn't matter if you're 13, 36 or 65. That person who cared and loved you unconditionally is gone. It leaves behind a huge hole. For m...
bella klatt5 months ago
2. Anger
Let me start by saying I will never call my sister selfish for doing what she did. Here is one of the best quotes to explain how I feel about it:“Suicide is not selfish. Suicide is normally death caus...
bella klatt5 months ago
1. Denial
I’ve dealt with three hard deaths in the past four years but this one was by far the hardest. Denial has always been a HUGE part of the grieving process for me. I didn't believe that Katie was actuall...
Emily Jones5 months ago
Grieving as an Adult
I've wanted to write this post for while but haven't really been sure of how to write it. But I've decided to just go ahead and do it, especially as I've been feeling a bit low the last couple of week...
Stormy Robertson5 months ago
What You Need to Know About Losing a Parent
No matter how it happens, losing a parent is always painful. It will always change your view about the world, whether that’s in a positive or negative sense. When I lost my mom, everyone around me los...
Ceci Bordayo5 months ago
Live for You
Every year over 24,000 babies are stillborn and families grieve in pain knowing that they will not get to see their baby boy or girl grow up. They will not get to see their child run and play. They wi...
3 Things You Can Do That Will Instantly Make You Happy
As I write these words, I'm still completely overwhelmed with grief over the loss of my dear son, Sammy. He died one day before his 16th birthday. This tragedy began when he had gotten locked out of m...
Maurice Bernier6 months ago
Auras
According to Wikipedia, "An aura or human energy field is, according to New Age beliefs, a colored emanation said to enclose a human body or any animal or object. In some esoteric positions, the aura ...
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Kate Ylitalo6 months ago
I Feel Lost Without You
She remembers like it was yesterday. The flashbacks come back little by little, fading in and out, and there is a 16-year-old girl screaming, terrified in the hospital. The place where babies are supp...
Phoenixx Fyre Dean6 months ago
Alone
March 29, 2003 That date is frozen in my mind. Time stopped and life left me for what I thought was going to prove to be permanent. That's the day I lost a child. A little girl. Kadence Kai was her na...
Maurice Bernier6 months ago
The Relay of Life
The other day I took a leisurely ride through my neighborhood while tending to some errands. I passed by my current job, which is about a mile or so away from my grandparents' home. My grandparents ar...
dorothy nyc897 months ago
Grieving
They always say that grieving is a process; something that happens in stages. I thought I knew what that meant. That is until I had to grieve two separate people in the same year. Both journeys were d...
Michelle Schultz7 months ago
The First Holiday
Thanksgiving is so close. This year has not been easy for me, and for a lot of those that are close to me. We lost a significant number of very important people this year. The holidays will not be the...
Bailey Welki7 months ago
'Tis the Season
It starts around my birthday. Turning another year older is somewhat daunting, but I’m excited to see what is in store for me. The birthday wishes start to roll in from almost everybody. I sit at the ...
Michelle Frank7 months ago
Face of an Angel
Born in September of 1997, at 7 lbs and 5 oz, Crystal was a black-haired, blue-eyed perfection! She had sweet little cheeks, and at just a few days old, was already focusing on things around her, show...