Happy Memories of Loved Ones

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Happy Memories of Loved Ones

I lost my son May 9, 2008 at age 18. I have shared my story of grief and healing with many, I thought it would be a great idea if we all shared a story of a happy time with our child or loved one, something that will make us smile.

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Lost of my Son

Started by Beth Skaggs. Last reply by cynthia Pearl Oct 17, 2013. 3 Replies

I lost my son on August 2,2008. To remind me of him I had a quilt made of his clothes. It turned out so beautiful.Continue

memory of my son

Started by yvonne. Last reply by cynthia Pearl Oct 17, 2013. 4 Replies

I lost my son on July 5th 2009 iAM still griefing the lost of my child it seems like yesterday there is no good time for me and my husband since our son was murdered

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Started by Stephanie Bruna. Last reply by Gaynell Leath Dec 18, 2011. 5 Replies

I am very new to this websit and am so far liking what I see. I lost my paternal Grandma to pancreatic cancer on 12/10/09 after she fought an 18 month battle. I am in an End of Life care health…Continue

Benjamin WHITMAN Jr.

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Comment by Alicia Rodriguez on May 9, 2012 at 12:16am
I miss my son so much he was a very happy 28 year old we would go to the beach, park, or out to eat we always had a great time even when he was younger ohhow i miss you Jesse you're brothers and sisters luv u son MOM
Comment by Alicia Rodriguez on May 9, 2012 at 12:06am
Hi khung sorry for you're loss happy Angele Day to you're son i lost my son almost 3 years on 7/12/09 i miss him everyday you're in my Prayers. ALICIA JESSE'S MOM
Comment by Cathy on March 26, 2012 at 7:03am

I lost my daughter , Lori 2 yrs ago at age 28 yrs, I think of the fun times we had and am glad she was my daughter. I smile when I see her daughter's doing things like she would and how lovely they are. Lori would be so proud of them and how they are holding up.

 

Comment by francine l dalton on February 12, 2012 at 2:39pm

my first born daughter died july 4th 2010. i still cry like it was yesterday, talk to her as if she were in the room and wish i would wake up from this nightmare. all i know is that she is resting in peace as she so needed to and i will see her again when God calls me home. i am by no means a suicidal person but i swear without her daughter rio being here there would be no reason for me to even be here anymore.

Comment by Martin Connors on January 21, 2012 at 12:38pm
The First Anniversary

by Clara Hinton

The death of a young child is one of the most difficult pains to bear. Young children bring so much joy and wonderment into a home. They help a home to burst at the seams with enthusiasm and joy. When a young child dies, the entire family atmosphere is altered and never quite feels the same again.

Getting through the many “firsts” following the death of a young child is something that is not to be taken lightly. The first time going back to church. The first trip to visit the grandparents. The first family vacation. All of these moments are significant, and will bear heavy on the heart and soul of the grieving parent.

The most difficult day of all following the death of a young child is the first anniversary of the date the child died. Every detail of that day will come to mind, and most parents live in dread of this day for months. They grow more and more stressed and burdened as the anniversary date draws closer. There is an anticipation of heightened grief and pain as each day draws nearer.

With some careful thought and planning, the first anniversary of the death of a child can become a day that aids healing. The parents of the deceased child should sit down together and talk about what might bring the most help and encouragement into their lives on the anniversary day.

Some parents find it very healing to include a private memorial type of ceremony for close family members only. This can be used as a time for reading a favorite Scripture or poem, for sharing a special story about the child, or for reading a letter you have written to your child. Some even find it healing to share journal entries that have been written during the year.

Many parents have found it quite healing to visit the cemetery on the anniversary date and place special flowers and personal mementos at the gravesite. Some have also used this day to have a balloon or butterfly release. Butterflies can now be purchased online for such an occasion as remembering the first anniversary of the death of a child. The symbol of hope is most healing.

Some parents like music, and will spend endless hours choosing just the right words to fit the feelings of losing a child. Others have found it very healing to plant a tree, a living symbol of the love that continues on for their child. It will be very healing in years to come to watch the tree grow stronger and taller with each passing anniversary.

Many families have chosen this anniversary as a day to come together and work on a combined effort scrapbook of memories of the child who has died. Pictures, sayings, songs, favorite foods, and funny stories are all made as entries into the scrapbook, and this is an activity that can be continued on each anniversary date thereafter.

Whatever you choose to do, select something that will have personal meaning for you. Don’t be afraid to be unique. Use this anniversary day as a time of letting go of some of the raw pain of grief. It has been a most difficult first year, and this day should be a time of remembering, but also of looking forward to some hope for the days ahead.

Most of all, use this anniversary day as a time to honor your child’s life. When you have taken care to plan ahead, this day will be one of healing rather than of dread; peace rather than pain.
Comment by Martin Connors on January 21, 2012 at 12:38pm
The First Anniversary

by Clara Hinton

The death of a young child is one of the most difficult pains to bear. Young children bring so much joy and wonderment into a home. They help a home to burst at the seams with enthusiasm and joy. When a young child dies, the entire family atmosphere is altered and never quite feels the same again.

Getting through the many “firsts” following the death of a young child is something that is not to be taken lightly. The first time going back to church. The first trip to visit the grandparents. The first family vacation. All of these moments are significant, and will bear heavy on the heart and soul of the grieving parent.

The most difficult day of all following the death of a young child is the first anniversary of the date the child died. Every detail of that day will come to mind, and most parents live in dread of this day for months. They grow more and more stressed and burdened as the anniversary date draws closer. There is an anticipation of heightened grief and pain as each day draws nearer.

With some careful thought and planning, the first anniversary of the death of a child can become a day that aids healing. The parents of the deceased child should sit down together and talk about what might bring the most help and encouragement into their lives on the anniversary day.

Some parents find it very healing to include a private memorial type of ceremony for close family members only. This can be used as a time for reading a favorite Scripture or poem, for sharing a special story about the child, or for reading a letter you have written to your child. Some even find it healing to share journal entries that have been written during the year.

Many parents have found it quite healing to visit the cemetery on the anniversary date and place special flowers and personal mementos at the gravesite. Some have also used this day to have a balloon or butterfly release. Butterflies can now be purchased online for such an occasion as remembering the first anniversary of the death of a child. The symbol of hope is most healing.

Some parents like music, and will spend endless hours choosing just the right words to fit the feelings of losing a child. Others have found it very healing to plant a tree, a living symbol of the love that continues on for their child. It will be very healing in years to come to watch the tree grow stronger and taller with each passing anniversary.

Many families have chosen this anniversary as a day to come together and work on a combined effort scrapbook of memories of the child who has died. Pictures, sayings, songs, favorite foods, and funny stories are all made as entries into the scrapbook, and this is an activity that can be continued on each anniversary date thereafter.

Whatever you choose to do, select something that will have personal meaning for you. Don’t be afraid to be unique. Use this anniversary day as a time of letting go of some of the raw pain of grief. It has been a most difficult first year, and this day should be a time of remembering, but also of looking forward to some hope for the days ahead.

Most of all, use this anniversary day as a time to honor your child’s life. When you have taken care to plan ahead, this day will be one of healing rather than of dread; peace rather than pain.
Comment by Martin Connors on January 21, 2012 at 12:38pm
The First Anniversary

by Clara Hinton

The death of a young child is one of the most difficult pains to bear. Young children bring so much joy and wonderment into a home. They help a home to burst at the seams with enthusiasm and joy. When a young child dies, the entire family atmosphere is altered and never quite feels the same again.

Getting through the many “firsts” following the death of a young child is something that is not to be taken lightly. The first time going back to church. The first trip to visit the grandparents. The first family vacation. All of these moments are significant, and will bear heavy on the heart and soul of the grieving parent.

The most difficult day of all following the death of a young child is the first anniversary of the date the child died. Every detail of that day will come to mind, and most parents live in dread of this day for months. They grow more and more stressed and burdened as the anniversary date draws closer. There is an anticipation of heightened grief and pain as each day draws nearer.

With some careful thought and planning, the first anniversary of the death of a child can become a day that aids healing. The parents of the deceased child should sit down together and talk about what might bring the most help and encouragement into their lives on the anniversary day.

Some parents find it very healing to include a private memorial type of ceremony for close family members only. This can be used as a time for reading a favorite Scripture or poem, for sharing a special story about the child, or for reading a letter you have written to your child. Some even find it healing to share journal entries that have been written during the year.

Many parents have found it quite healing to visit the cemetery on the anniversary date and place special flowers and personal mementos at the gravesite. Some have also used this day to have a balloon or butterfly release. Butterflies can now be purchased online for such an occasion as remembering the first anniversary of the death of a child. The symbol of hope is most healing.

Some parents like music, and will spend endless hours choosing just the right words to fit the feelings of losing a child. Others have found it very healing to plant a tree, a living symbol of the love that continues on for their child. It will be very healing in years to come to watch the tree grow stronger and taller with each passing anniversary.

Many families have chosen this anniversary as a day to come together and work on a combined effort scrapbook of memories of the child who has died. Pictures, sayings, songs, favorite foods, and funny stories are all made as entries into the scrapbook, and this is an activity that can be continued on each anniversary date thereafter.

Whatever you choose to do, select something that will have personal meaning for you. Don’t be afraid to be unique. Use this anniversary day as a time of letting go of some of the raw pain of grief. It has been a most difficult first year, and this day should be a time of remembering, but also of looking forward to some hope for the days ahead.

Most of all, use this anniversary day as a time to honor your child’s life. When you have taken care to plan ahead, this day will be one of healing rather than of dread; peace rather than pain.
Comment by Theresa Sweaney on December 21, 2011 at 2:37am
A prayer and a blessing for all of you here, as we navigate the season together. I did not decorate this year, but I will be lighting a candle for you, for the children we have lost and must learn to live without, for injustice, and suffering in the world, for peace, for peace of mind, for... ♥

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Comment by yvonne on November 21, 2011 at 7:34am

Yesterday i went to my son grave to put flowers and i started to cry again because i miss him so much.Thanksgiving is coming up & he is not here, to enjoy that day.This is my 3rd thanksgiving with out him & it breaks my heart.Happy thanksgiving to all griefing parents.

 

 

 

 

Comment by Amelia R Chavez on November 20, 2011 at 4:49pm
Wow amazing Ann were did you have this done at? I would love to get this done as a gift for my parents. Its beauitful...Hugs and prayers to you and your family.
 

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