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I Am a Grieving Parent

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    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...
    DrJayJack DrJayJack 51-55, M 10 Responses May 17, 2011

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    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...
    sj825 sj825 56-60 7 Responses May 4, 2011

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    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...
    Endlesssumer Endlesssumer 51-55, M Sep 6, 2013

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    Stage2 Pg.8a ,, - I'm getting close to stage2, pg.10.  I figure I should be some what in a good sence of where i'm going and what i'm going to do, (I HOPE) I think I need a...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F 1 Response May 28, 2013

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    Brieving Parents .. - Write every day how you are feeling, who cares about what some one thinks or say, your the one who is suffering, your the one in pain, get out your...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    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...
    SheldonCooperRocks SheldonCooperRocks 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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    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...
    Vlm9781 Vlm9781 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    1:55am ... - Here we go again, its 1:55am in the morning, can't sleep, what else is new? i think i get one night a week that i can get a sound sleep, i got tired just laying...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F May 31, 2013

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    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...
    flanderst flanderst 36-40 1 Response May 13, 2013

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    It Hurts.. - Someone told me that the pain will go away. I'm not sure if that's so. However, I do know that I miss my son so much. It's been 6 months now since Fhrahji has been...
    Caprisun Caprisun 31-35, F 12 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    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...
    Didosaurus Didosaurus 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 21, 2011

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    Lyura - 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...
    xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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    Stage2 Pg8c ,, - I got off for a while today,i had to, i fell apart, i'm mean i really fell apart, i had no controll, i had no shame about letting go, i did care about my...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F 1 Response May 28, 2013

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    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...
    Ladyrider63 Ladyrider63 46-50, F 7 Responses May 11, 2012

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    Heart Broken - I went out to the garden, the ladies were all ready out there, they said don't be upset, I looked at the garden someone cut down some of the flowers, and they took...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2013

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    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...
    ldk513 ldk513 56-60, F 4 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    I hope every one have a beautiful Christmas Eve, My self I had a doctors appointment to day I cancel for another time next week, I didnt feel like going out today.I was looking...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F Dec 24, 2013

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    I Was Just Happy... - When i was little i loved spending time with my father i was his tom boy, i used to help him wash the car, go fishing, ride with him on the motorcycle, and in...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F May 29, 2013

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    The house is so quiet , peaceful, listening to my sons laughter on his video, the house feels full, the candles burned all night and still going, I feel him here, I'm loving it, I...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F Dec 25, 2013

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    What Would I Have Done? - someone just asked me, if I got a hold of these guys before the police had,? what would i have done? hun,well  the police don't have them yet,I first...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F May 27, 2013

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    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...
    grievingmom40 grievingmom40 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 15, 2013

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    well I had a full day, all my work is done, i enjoyed watching my sons videos as I worked around the house, I can't believe i even decorated the little pine tree i brought I hang...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F Dec 24, 2013

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    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...
    anacapa123 anacapa123 61-65, F 3 Responses Feb 17, 2012

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    Laura - 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 26-30 4 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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    Shane - 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...
    biddiegirl biddiegirl 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    The Sun Shinny Day.. - Well the women are waiting for me to come out to the garden,so I'm off and running, I call these woman, The woman in waiting. They been there for me right...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F Jun 1, 2013

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    Almost 3 Years - No matter how much time goes by my love for my son never stops. I love him so. I swear, I love him more and more by the day. December 2nd will be 3 years since my...
    Caprisun Caprisun 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    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...
    jaysbarn jaysbarn 61-65 5 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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    Firefighter - My son wanted to be a firefighter. He loved to dress up as such, and even go out with his cute outfit, telling everyone he would someday be the chief of all...
    sweetmeisje sweetmeisje 26-30, F 139 Responses Jun 22, 2010

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    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...
    anacapa123 anacapa123 61-65, F 3 Responses Feb 17, 2012

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    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...
    Amymariesmom Amymariesmom 56-60, F 9 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    Wake Me Up - My last story for the night, i hate to end it with such grief, but i'm so angry, so hurt so lost in such disblief, i can't still understand why? this happen to my son...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2013

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    That's what I'm going to do now when I feel really low I;m going into his videos and have some happiness in my life, It could have not come at a better time,I FEEL SO CLOSE TO HIM...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    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...
    passionateheart61 passionateheart61 46-50, F 3 Responses May 1, 2012

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    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...
    mouthkarma mouthkarma 41-45, F 7 Responses May 3, 2011

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    Stage2 Pg.8b ,, - I connected with my grief partner today, after 2 months, I didn't check with her earlier because I did not want her to know what I was going through, I did...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F May 28, 2013

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    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...
    draggnbottom2 draggnbottom2 51-55 3 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    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...
    iamstillrighthere iamstillrighthere 51-55, F 16 Responses Jun 4, 2010

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    Charles And The Ice Cream Truck.. - Today is a very beautiful sunny day for the first day of june, the sun is shinning so bright over head, the children are all out playing on the...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2013

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    Stage2 Pg7b.. -  I was in my kitchen making me a cup of tea,  I was thinking of the support group today,  one person was speaking about keep the good memories alive and try...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F 1 Response May 27, 2013

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    Well Hello... - I see we meet up today again, same thing today as yesterday, I did something different today I throw out his snicker bar wrapper, got dressed and went to the store...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F 20 Responses Apr 25, 2013

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    Well I took my walk and went to the laundry, met some very nice people, I had my sons picture on the shirt I had on and a woman common on it, she said is that your handsome son, I...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F Dec 25, 2013

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    Stage 2 Pg,7a.. - I had some kind of a day to day. Todays a holiday, but every thing in new yorks open, i went to a grief program today, it really got on my nerves, since i'm...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F May 27, 2013

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    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...
    grievingmom40 grievingmom40 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    Hello My New Found Family,, - So far todays a good day, they say the sea calms after the storm, yesterday i was like a storm it was really hard for me, but today. It was good, i...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F May 29, 2013

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    You Won't See Me Fall.. - You may see me struggle , but you won't see me fall,  Regardless if i'm weak, stressed or not. I'm going to stand tall ,Every one says life is easy, but...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F May 7, 2013

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    Hello There.. - Todays is very rainy, its coming down very hard, there isn't much I can do today with the rain and all, I wanted to go pick up more flower to plant at my sons...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F May 28, 2013

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    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...
    Tippytee Tippytee 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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    I wish my sisters were happy for me to day knowing that I'm in a good place with my Lord your God and feeling the joy that I found my sons videos to make my day happy, but instead...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F Dec 25, 2013

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 21, 2011

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