I Am a Grieving Parent

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 219 People

    Grief Is Not A Good Thing

      Why are we as humans programmed to grieve? Its said even crows gather and appear to grieve one who has passed. Of course, is that grief or honoring the one passed? We don't know, but feelings of sadness and inability to get on with your life in the present (the only one that...
    jaysbarn jaysbarn
    5 Responses Jul 21, 2011

    If They Don't Speak Her Name....

    Not that me and my husband have ever been good at communicating with each other. He has decided not to say Sahvanna' name again, said that when he does it reminds me of her and I start to cry. I tryed to tell him I think of her 27/7 he let me know that this is the way it is gonna...
    Marty1027 Marty1027
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2012

    Miss My Mum So Much

    as fare back as i can remember mum would talk to me about her problem money and my dad beating her mostly. it was always sad to here her but i would love to sit and listen right now she has been dead since nov 2006 it took 18month for her to slowly drift away in front of us and...
    mariebaby mariebaby
    36-40, F
    Sep 22, 2012

    My Little Angel Passed Away

    My severely handicapped daughter passed away a few months ago and I miss her terribly!  She was my purpose in life - I took care of her 24/7.  Now I am so lost and I don't know what to do with myself.  I moved out of state for the first time 2 years ago and was very isolated...
    anacapa123 anacapa123
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Feb 17, 2012

    My Loving Sweet 16 Year Old Daughter

    Just over 2 weeks ago my life came to a screeching halt. My daughter was just getting ready to return back to school and start grade 11 with a vengeance. She attends an all girls private school (her choice) and was beginning the year as sports captain and house captain. She also...
    grievingmom40 grievingmom40
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Sep 15, 2013

    My Sleeping Angel Ariana. Mummy Misses U Everyday Baby Girl!

    It will be 6 weeks tomorrow that I gave birth to my sleeping angel Ariana. I was 38.6 weeks pregnant when I hadn't felt her move, so we went up to the hospital to get the heartbeat checked. I thought that she maybe wasn't moving Bcoz she had moved down so much and it was almost...
    Ari15 Ari15
    26-30, F
    Feb 24, 2013

    My Only Baby Girl

    I lost my only baby girl when she was only 3 days old. After running to her appointments we came home. She was asleep so I put her to bed. When I checked her later she was not breathing. My life shattered that day.She died from ASD/VSD. She had 4 holes in her heart.I was alone...
    Haleymyangelbaby Haleymyangelbaby
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 19, 2013

    Silent Mourning

    There is this moment right before dawn, you can see the gentle glow of sun start to fill the sky. It's that pink haze that promises morning is coming, a new day will begin. In those fleeting moments there's hope, there's an expectation that the light will chase away the darkness...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 6, 2013

    I Know They Say Time Heals But Time Has Stopped

    It has only been 2.5 years since my 17 was violently ripped from my life. I had read grief books, talked to people, counsellors, friends...but you get to a point where you are saying the same thing over and over again...I just want him back...just like we all do. Your friends...
    Tippytee Tippytee
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 22, 2013

    My Beatiful Baby Girl

    I lost my daughter, Kierstyn on April 9.  She was 25, but I still called her Baby Girl.  That's what she'll always be to me.  I just really don't see how I'm going to make it through this.  We were closer than any mother and daughter I've ever met.  She was my whole life...
    mouthkarma mouthkarma
    41-45, F
    7 Responses May 3, 2011

    I Lost My Daughter Liberty At Birth.

    I was so excited to learn I was having twins! I had a feeling anyway. But excitement turned to worry fast when I learned they were identical and were mono-di and were experiencing TTTS. From 19 weeks to 35 I went to the doctor 2 - 3 times a week. I did everything I could to...
    chrissyjo chrissyjo
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2012
    Restlesspam Restlesspam
    41-45, F
    Aug 17, 2014


    I lost my stillborn son on February 4th, 1990. I could feel him, kicking, moving, and growing inside of me. From the moment that I knew I was going to be a mom for the second time, I loved him with all of my heart. What happened that day is a memory that I have in flashes - my...
    biddiegirl biddiegirl
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2013

    MartíN - My Angel.

    Almost two months ago, my 3 month old woke up crying earlier than usual. He hadn't finished his bottle, so I assumed he was hungry. He had this cry, very different than his normal cry. I took him to our bed, held him and he fell back asleep for 15 mins. Again, that distinct cry...
    Vlm9781 Vlm9781
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 31, 2013

    My Little Angel Passed Away

    My severely handicapped daughter passed away a few months ago and I miss her terribly!  She was my purpose in life - I took care of her 24/7.  Now I am so lost and I don't know what to do with myself.  I moved out of state for the first time 2 years ago and was very isolated...
    anacapa123 anacapa123
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Feb 17, 2012

    My Story

    I lost my daughter, Mia Renee to Leukemia. Mia was a very happy child. She loved music and loved to smile and laugh even through the sickness she remained the same happy baby. She was was diagnosed in 2004 at 6 months of age. The doctors immediately admitted her and began...
    flanderst flanderst
    1 Response May 13, 2013

    You've Heard It Said "There Are People That Have It A Lot Worse Than You", Well When You Lose A Child, That's As Bad As It Gets.

    It was a little after 8pm on Friday the 19th of August 2011, just five months ago. I was in bed so I just let the phone ring and allowed the answering machine get it. My son's girlfriend left a message saying "pick up, it's an emergency, April has been hit by a car". she said...
    draggnbottom2 draggnbottom2
    3 Responses Jan 29, 2012

    I Miss My Daughter, I Miss Being Whole

    My Daughter was murdered on 11/1/2009 at the age of 25. She was our only child. I have only recently begun to accept it. Is that the right word? Accept? I should say I have only recently decided that I can move on with my life, no matter how unjust that is. Why couldn't I have...
    MedicalGirl1 MedicalGirl1
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Sep 17, 2012

    My Little Man

    i lost my son Dec of 2010. He was 14 years old and committed suicide due to a long battle of drug use. He was my little man and i miss him dearly. He had many dreams but found that life was not worth fighting for and gave up. I begged and pleaded for help and pretty much was...
    krazyish krazyish
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2012

    Rocky Moments

    It will be 7 years in June when I lost my son and the pain never seems to get any easier. Most days now I can cope with the pain but sometimes there is days like today when it just hurts so bad and I miss him so much. It's times like this when I feel so alone and the tears just...
    Sherdare Sherdare
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Feb 19, 2013

    Cant Stand The Pain

    my daughter committed suicide and I miss her soooooo much don't know why she didn't come to me . She recently had a birthday and the pain is unbearable I want to be with her although I have 3 other children she was the only one I could talk to. I missssss her sooooo much help me...
    ldk513 ldk513
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Sep 7, 2013

    No Answers

    One of my friends died recently at the age of 28 suddenly and without warning. Two days ago I was talking with his farther a 55 year old man who I have worked with at Heathrow Airport for 8 years. He is clearly a broken man and has lost his happiness and is just looking to move...
    Iain321 Iain321
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 27, 2013

    Twice The Pain

    Three days before my son's 30th birthday, I received a phone call from my brother. My daughter in law had tried to reach me, but she couldn't. My brother informed me that my son had been killed in his truck on the way to work early one morning. The truck crushed him and they said...
    DrJayJack DrJayJack
    51-55, M
    11 Responses May 17, 2011


    She died aged five minutes. She is my butterfly child. Her name is Susannah Abigail Nova. We chose Nova because, in Hopi, it means 'chasing butterflies'. We wanted a traditional name- it didn't turn out that way, we chose a bit of an out there name- because of the meaning. I will...
    lovingmylosses lovingmylosses
    36-40, F
    Apr 20, 2013

    Reality Setting In

    I hear all the time, you are so strong, you are amazing. I don't feel that way, from the outside I seem strong and calm, from the inside I'm in agony and disbelief. My whole world has come to a halt. I continue loving and I'm strong for my family but I just can't believe that my...
    grievingmom40 grievingmom40
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Nov 27, 2013

    I don't know if this counts,

    but here's my story. My first girlfriend that I really loved had moved to South Carolina with me being stuck in Texas. We talked every night and saw each other whenever we could get a chance. In July of 2007 she got pregnant with our child, and that November she was hit and...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2014


    Laura died at birth . The doctors don't know why . I miss her so much. I look in the sky and every Rainbow I feel is her telling me I am Ok mommy.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 18, 2012

    If They Don't Speak Her Name....

    Not that me and my husband have ever been good at communicating with each other. He has decided not to say Sahvanna' name again, said that when he does it reminds me of her and I start to cry. I tryed to tell him I think of her 27/7 he let me know that this is the way it is gonna...
    Marty1027 Marty1027
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2012

    To My Son.

    I feel as though I have left you behind.Because it's too painful to look at your picture for long, or even let my mind think of you for long.It just seems so cruel. To experience that love, only to have it taken away in a moment.People ask how many children I have- I never...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 26, 2012

    My Brothers Last Words To My Mom.

    The night before my brothers 18th birthday, we stopped off at my mothers job, to see her on her break. My brother had very thick brown hair, he could never seem to keep out of his eyes. It irritated myt mom, who was always brushing it back. That night was no different. Standing...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 21, 2011

    Losing My Hero!!!

    I lost my daddy(hero) almost 6yrs ago and still dealing with it..we were very close...like best friends....how can I let go...I cant...
    gracielou1973 gracielou1973
    36-40, F
    Sep 22, 2012

    I Lost My Little Butterfly 3 Times

    My second child was a precious girl whose smile lit up the room. At 2 years she was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome. My daughter would never walk, talk or experience the world normally. This was the first grief and loss experience with Amanda. At the age of 11 my butterfly was...
    bec321 bec321
    51-55, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2013

    I Miss My Son

    My Son passed away 2 months ago and it seems like 200 years. Wow this is such intense grief So many emotions and feelings , and I feel like i am in a different place, just like he is...another world I know I'm not alone and am getting counselling, it helps but the pain is like...
    Ladyrider63 Ladyrider63
    46-50, F
    7 Responses May 11, 2012

    My Little Angel

    When i lost my son, i wanted to die so bad. I felt i didnt deserve any happyness of an kind. But i now have two beautiful daughters and im happy to be alive. I have one in high school and my little one in kindergarten. I will see my baby boy again but i have a job to do here...
    SheldonCooperRocks SheldonCooperRocks
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Feb 19, 2013


    That was going to be her name. Lie-er-ruh. She would've been beautiful.. But she was a rape baby. My beautiful Lyura, whom I would love so much, would have lived with the burden of being the daughter of a female rapist and a scarred daddy. A daddy that, despite his immense love...
    xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jun 29, 2011

    Help! My Heart Is Breaking!

    My beautiful youngest daughter Amy died suddenly on Sunday, August 4. Her viewing is tomorrow! I am in such unbelievable pain and can't imagine how I will get through the next few days of viewing, mass and burial plus life w/o her! How do I function in the world and mother my...
    Amymariesmom Amymariesmom
    61-65, F
    9 Responses Aug 6, 2013

    Never Fogotten

    April 2nd 2012 was hit by a motorcycle and died 21 days later @ the age of 27. Her little frame body could take no more infections,internal injuries. At first we were informed that she would have moderate to servre brain damage. We were ready to deal with that even talked about...
    Marty1027 Marty1027
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Sep 10, 2012


    yesterday it hit me since Sahvanna died 4/29/12 @9:40 pm, I havent done anything but cry. I make myself shower, rode to store few times. I go from bed to sofa. This isn't helping her and is hurting me. I gotta try to live. Still not sIure why but I keep waking up in morning i...
    Marty1027 Marty1027
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2012

    My Heart Is Broken

    My son Dan, 27, died on April 28, 2011, 15 minutes after I had to make the most difficult decision a parent is ever faced with...to remove him from life support.  My world will never be the same since the night I got the call to come to the hospital, that he had been in a car...
    sj825 sj825
    7 Responses May 4, 2011

    A Last Glance

    This was something I wrote shortly after my 18 year old daughter passed away. This happened late in the afternoon of the evening she died.  It was the last time I saw her. We were up in her room, as i hung out with her watching her get ready for work.  She died...
    iamstillrighthere iamstillrighthere
    51-55, F
    12 Responses Jun 4, 2010

    Today Is A Dark Day

    There is no pain like losing a child. It engulfs you, swallows you whole. Nothing prepares you, because you cannot phantom losing your child. You are filled with a thousand questions without answers. I can not bare to see the reminders of him. He was my first. The one I begged...
    passionateheart61 passionateheart61
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 1, 2012

    My Baby Girl

    Hannah was a healthy baby when she was born. I had a difficult pregnancy and was put on bed rest at the end. She was born by c-section on Febuary 5th, 2007. She was a happy baby, and our family was complete. We had our baby boy who was now two and a half and our new born baby...
    sidsmommy1 sidsmommy1
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 2, 2012

    Left Devastated And Lifeless

    My story starts with me being told i was unable to have child.... then one day to my dis be-leaf i was pregnant! I was soo happy, Not that my partner was mind you. we argued because he didnt want the child, but i stood my ground and said i was having my little bundle that brought...
    downAnDdestroyed downAnDdestroyed
    2 Responses May 8, 2013

    Where's My Kid?

    There's a secret known only to those of us whose children have died long before their time. It's unspoken, yet understood. Once the obituary is written, the prayers said, the tidy crust-less sandwiches eaten and everyone who surrounded you with love goes back to their corners to...
    wheresmykid wheresmykid
    56-60, F
    4 Responses May 10, 2012

    My Little Lion.

    His name was Gabriel Anthony. His favorite animal was the Lion because they were so strong and pretty. He loved the lion king like I did. He was my little lion cub, always pretending he were one on the prowl and reminding me of Simba. I had just put him to bed, making up a bed...
    Didosaurus Didosaurus
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Aug 21, 2011

    The Most Exclusive Fraternity

    The Most Exclusive Fraternity It was a phone call from my wife on that summer afternoon She's dead she said, our child is gone come home quickly, come home The sounds from inside my Jeep on that long drive home reflected the deep, gut wrenching wail of a father who could not fix...
    Endlesssumer Endlesssumer
    56-60, M
    1 Response Sep 6, 2013

    Mason'S Story

    There are currently over 110,00 people waiting for an organ donation. The largest group waiting is from 18-49 years of age. An average of 18 people die each day while on the waiting list for an organ donation. Organs and tissues from a single non-living donor can be used to...
    hkolb hkolb
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2013
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