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.

Abbey Walters6 months ago
Miss Your Loved Ones Who Have Passed, and When it Hurts, Miss Them Harder
The empty chair at the dinner table, the automated voice at the dead end of a phone call relaying that the number has been disconnected, the longing to tell a story about something that happened in yo...
Kelsey Park6 months ago
To the Woman Who Lost Her Daughter...
I don't know where else to write this, but I feel it needs to be put out into the universe. The other day I went for a motorcycle ride with my boyfriend of 9 years. He and I dropped our two babies off...
Aimee W6 months ago
It Shouldn't Be a Secret Society...
As I sit here with a hot water bottle, each painful cramp is a painful reminder that my baby is gone. I never thought having a baby would be this difficult. It is my first pregnancy and it's only when...
Aaliyah Baez6 months ago
Daddy's Little Girl
“I was just eight years old. I asked mommy why your face was so cold? I didn't want to believe that you are dead. It was too early for you to be in that coffin bed. You passed away March 7, 2006. You’...
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Sincere Perez6 months ago
White Car
The annoying beeping refuses to stop. Every time that I open my eyes I see this white ceiling. The lowering temperature engulfs my body. Yet the cold is starting to be the default temperature. Their l...
Candace Coles6 months ago
Get Over It
The world called and said, "You should be over it by now"—the never ending grieving process... when it doesn't get easier but you learn to manage.
Katherine Morales6 months ago
Transferred Pain
"Hey babe, I'm gonna jump on the computer and download some music to these cd's for our trip to South Carolina, you good with hanging out without me?" What I said to my husband before I sat in front o...
Kelsey Gooding6 months ago
A Pain You’ll Never Get Over
They always say you never get over loss and up until this year, I fully understood this. For years I watched people lose their mothers, fathers, grandmas, grandads, uncles, and aunts but I never thoug...
Carol King6 months ago
A Wedding Anniversary
It’s our third wedding anniversary; for three years I’ve been married to this flirtatious and kind bearded man. I still feel butterflies when you wink at me, brushing your comb over to the side, and g...
Melina Encarnacion6 months ago
When the Sun Light Ends
It was around the time I was to be getting ready for school. But instead of getting ready for school, I was in an ambulance with my god mother, fighting with her to stay awake. The EMTs had to use the...
Devin Mitchell6 months ago
My Bad Dream
It's been two years since you lost your battle to cancer daddy. It still doesn't feel real that you're gone. Gone for good. You may be here spiritually, but that's not the same. Life isn't the same wi...
Charis Marquez6 months ago
How I've Dealt with My Mom Being Dead
So, here goes. My mom is dead. Obvious, if you read the title. She has been for 4 years. Again, same if you read. My mom was taken from me as an adult. I was 20 years old. While some people think, "We...
Yassira Khallouk6 months ago
Loss
Wondering who the women in this picture are? On the right: my mother On the left: her mother (my grandmother) I was maybe one or two years old when my mother saved my life. There is one thing that I'v...
Kimmy bishcake6 months ago
Dealing with Death
She was strong, stubborn, but most importantly she was my mother. What I remember most about her was her fun, helpful personality. She always tried to help people, and hand only good intentions. How s...
Willa Wall6 months ago
A Second Chance: A Story of What We All Wish We Could Do Pt.1
“BEEP. BEEP. BEEP” said the battery-powered blue flower she had gotten for her birthday several months earlier. One eye slowly opened and glared at the dumb flower; she tapped the snooze button. “Ugh ...
Em L6 months ago
Changes
The word family could have very deep but different meanings. Many have their own definitions of what family is. The thing about family is everyone is somehow closely knitted together. Brothers, sister...
Sada Arroz6 months ago
The Widow's Window
As I looked out the window of our tiny mountain apartment I could see the fog creeping in over the foothills. It looked just like how my soul felt, thick and lingering. Earlier that week I became conn...
F Cummings6 months ago
Shattered
It was the day my life turned upside down. I remember the phone ringing early in the morning. It was a Wednesday and I was in the 9th grade. I was planning to get up earlier than usual to get ready fo...