Grief support for all coping with the loss of a child

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I have a daughter myself and my heart breaks for each of you.  I cannot imagine losing her or either of my sons - is a parent's worst nightmare.  I am so incredibly sorry for your loss!

My 5 year old daughter was murdered a month and a half ago.  Feeling so devistated and lost i dont know what to do.  

Michael, I am so new in my grief - 4 weeks  that I lost my daughter - that I don't feel qualified to even reply but my heart breaks ino for you because I know how I am feeling. It hits me in the gut so hard. But my daughter died very peacefully after a surgery so I can't even imagine your pain. My heart is with yours.

thank you.  im sorry for your loss as well.  

Sherri Marlene Groves said:

Michael, I am so new in my grief - 4 weeks  that I lost my daughter - that I don't feel qualified to even reply but my heart breaks ino for you because I know how I am feeling. It hits me in the gut so hard. But my daughter died very peacefully after a surgery so I can't even imagine your pain. My heart is with yours.

Michael, our hearts beat as one in the loss of our children. We all ask ourselves if there was anything we should have done differently. The dads among us ask ourselves if it is okay for a man to cry. We wonder how many prayers we should say, and how many times per day we should pray. We feel strange doing it, but we talk with our dead child.

Death is so final, and yet grief is so personal and uncharted. St. Paul said, 'The night is almost over, the day is almost here.' We shall all meet again one day. Feel free to talk with us, tell us about your little girl.

Each of us has lost, and is with you in your loss. David.

I am so sorry for your loss Michael that is an awful thing to happen.

Michael,

 

Although the circumstances are horrific I am glad to see you found us here at Legacy. It may help you to to start a profile page and speak about your daughter and perhaps post a pic in here memory. Is this the Michael I met the other day? I told you about losing my son to a drunk driver 3 years ago. I always check  my mail and try to respond whenever possible. If you need to talk I am here as well as many others you will soon consider friends. Your beautiful little girl is in my prayers.

God be with you,

Gerry
 
Michael Tennant said:

My 5 year old daughter was murdered a month and a half ago.  Feeling so devistated and lost i dont know what to do.  

Maybe I should mention, Michael, that my live-in son was 45, a lot older, but a really nice guy. I will be 74 in a few days, and equally shocked to have lost him. My sympathies to you, guy.

My heart goes out to all of you.  I don't care the age of the parent or the age of the child - for any parent to lose a child is devastating.

I lost my baby boy ( 35 weeks pregnant) on August 18th 2012. I went to the hospital that morning bc I wasn't feeling him move as much. They got my up to labor and delivery pretty quickly, got me hooked up to fetal monitor and he had a pretty good heartbeat of 140. But his heartbeat over the 2 1/2 hours of having me sit there kept dropping. The nurses or doctor wouldn't do nothing about it till his heart rate dropped to 20, by then it was too late.

Oh my heart breaks for all of you.  I am so incredibly sorry for your heartache and your loss.  I hope that this holiday season is filled with love and some comfort for all of you.

Awww Robbie when I read this my heart went out to you. I am truly sorry for your loss. I am going through losing one son,I can't imgine losing two at once.Yes you do have to be strong for your Grandchildren! I went 11 months like a zombe after the death of my son. I have two sons still at home who did not have a mother. I have been trying to make it up to them. Anyhow I have a suggestion for you. Get a little photo album for the 18 month old starting with the front of the album label it "My Daddy" starting with the first page put some baby pictures of his or her's father then continue it with pictures of your son as he grew up through the years. Label each picture how old,what he was doing etc....Have the mother or you read it every day to him or her,then as the 7 day old as she or he grows do the same thing.You can also do another one for your other son who was their Uncle. I will hold you in my prayers. Deb
 
Robbie Carey said:

I have recently lost both my sons in a car wreck. My heart feels so broken nothing seems to make sense. To only be 40 any have to live the rest of my life without them seems unbearable. To live with this feeling of loss is almost like dying too. Everyone says I have to be strong for the two children my oldest son left behind his youngest was only 7 days old, the oldest is 18 months. The thought of my grandchildern never knowing what a great dad they had or funny uncle hurts so much. I just hope that with time the grief is more managable

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