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I Lost a Child

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    We Did Nothing Wrong...

    I was 32 weeks pregnant, I was driving our car to a friends house around 930 at night with my husband in the passenger seat. We didn't have the radio up loud, we were just enjoying eachothers company when all I saw was headlights. A man swerved into our lane and hit us head on...
    Hughes3313 Hughes3313 18-21 1 Response Sep 1, 2013

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe

    and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month old son he died in bed with my husband a freak accident who was blamed he went crazy beat me left me for my cousin he ended up In jail now he is...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Ella Grace

    I'm mostly writing this story for the people I'm friends with on EP so that I don't have to write each one a personal message. For those of you who know me know that my children are my world and my little girl has had health issues from the beginning but she was finally turning...
    michiganlady19 michiganlady19 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28, 2013

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    Thank You For All Of Your Stupid Words To Me

    People would say the stupidest things to me when my son died unexpectedly. I got the, "he's in a better place now", which makes it sound like the death of a child is a good thing. Death is NOT a good thing. He should be at home in my arms where he belongs.  I understand what...
    aroserises aroserises 46-50, F 33 Responses Jul 31, 2010

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    You Where My Angel

    Many years ago i lost a little boy i was 8 month pregnant i was married to a violent man and after being badly beaten a lost my baby these words i wrote many years later to help me with the pain You were never even born So your beautiful face to me was never shown I...
    rosyposyshadow rosyposyshadow 51-55, F 2 Responses May 6, 2008

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    Still Can't Get Over It......

    In June of 2006, when my husband came back from Iraq, I was suprised to find out we were pregnant. After no birth control for 4 years of marriage it was finally true. I was so excited. I was 2000 miles away from home but felt I could do the pregnancy just fine. With stress from...
    kstjohn kstjohn 31-35 3 Responses Aug 25, 2010

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    How Do You Help Friends Who Lost A Child?

    I need some advice...how do you help friends who lost a child? A couple who is dear to me have just lost their daughter...she was born premature but was doing fine until she developed an infection and was not able to heal from it...she lived 12 days...they just had the funeral...
    euft euft 31-35, F Jul 14, 2013

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    My Nickybear

    It was the beginning of May, 2006, I conceived my first child.  I never tried before, but I was totally dedicated to this.  I've wanted a child so badly since I was 21 or so and finally, my dreams came true when that little line on the ept stick showed up.  I...
    vampireheart vampireheart 31-35, T 8 Responses Jul 10, 2008

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    Loss

    Even thought my son was concieved as a result of rape I loved him from the moment he was born. On the night of the car accident my boyfriend At the time was on his way to pick me up from work with my son. They were hit by a drunk driver going 60 miles an hr and my boyfriend...
    cryssy8313 cryssy8313 22-25, F Mar 1, 2013

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    I had a very difficult time

    when I was first an empty nester. It was brutal really. We lost our precious baby daughter to a sudden and devastating terminal illness, she was 22. Our only son went to war, twice. Our eldest child, also a daughter, had four consecutive miscarriages in another country. How’s...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    February 15 Is My Dead Daughters Birthday

    My little liana would be well 6 years old she died at almost 3 so yes 6 i am crying for her so bad i can just her her voice say MOMMY MOMMY I MISS YOU i feel like I hear her I would kill my self just to hear her again I would jump into a volcano just to say hi to my girl Liana...
    lianawolf lianawolf 22-25, F Feb 14, 2013

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    Worst Time Of My Life

    i dont know where to start,or how to some this up best but three years ago i lost my unborn son jack,and the worst part of it was that it was all my fault due to drinking as many of my friends know i used to be an alcoholic+it was this that ultimately caused me to stop drinking i...
    geekoftheweek geekoftheweek 26-30, F 10 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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    I Don't Remember Agreeing to That

    I remember the day they told me my child was dead.  I started to laugh.  I was positive it was some kind of warped joke.  I kept waiting for the punch line.  Instead I just got the punch....straight to the gut.  I remember screaming (literally and at the...
    Pix Pix 41-45, F 3 Responses May 10, 2008

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    My Sleeping Angel Ariana

    My Sleeping Angel Ariana Written on February 3rd, 2013 On January 15th 2013 at 10.10 am, I gave birth to our beautiful sleeping Angel Ariana. We found out on jan 12th that our beautiful daughters heart had stopped. I hadn't felt her move in a while.....and she was always having...
    Ari15 Ari15 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2013

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    I'Ve Been Told That It Doesn'T "Count"...

    ...because I never got to hold him in my arms, but I sang him lullabies, I picked out a name, and I felt him inside me, so the fact that he stopped growing before he could make it outside doesn't make him any less my child. Now I'm just a mother who never had a baby.
    Glewellin Glewellin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2013

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    I Lost Everyone...

    i lost my boyfriend when i was 12 weeks pregnant, he found out he had cancer 7 weeks before he died, i was so upset after his death but happy because i was having his child. 26 weeks pregnant and still raw from the loss of my boyfriend i went in to labour and our son was born...
    Lauren1307 Lauren1307 18-21, F 18 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    I lost a baby at 15. I was in an abusive

    relationship and my bf got me pregnant at 15. When he found out, I was 6 1/2 months pregnant and he got violent and beat me til I lost the baby. I think I'm ready to move on with my new bf, and try to have a baby. am i wrong?
    AKimball AKimball 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    One Of My Poems I Wrote After My Son Died Gods Plan

    I can remember the day you were born the first time I held you in my arms I thought you would always be with me but God had a different plan you see he only let me borrow you for a little while I still miss you and your beautiful smile years have passed since you went away but if...
    bmt9769 bmt9769 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 1, 2011

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    They All Started A Year Before...

    in march2012 i got pregnant with my bf. during our rlt we have always wanted a baby girl and we picked her a name Ajsli that in english should be pronunced like Isle.. anyway at first i didnt knew i was pregnant or i didnt want to believe it since i was 17.. then the months...
    Bebeline Bebeline 18-21, F Jul 4, 2013

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    I Can Only Imagine

    Today is not a special day, it has no meaning whatsoever with regards to my son.  Other than this could be an anniversary of one of the days I was pregnant with him, and a day when I was rubbing my tummy, smiling, talking to him, planning our future games and road trips...
    vampireheart vampireheart 31-35, T 3 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    My Little Girl.

    My Name is Marissa Johnson,I Am 27 years old,and My Daughter Drowned in the Pool Behind our house.It was last year, in june.She was 6 years old.I Was in my bedroom, talking on the Phone with my Husband.We had been haveing fights and where planning a Divorce.My Daughter,Emily,Had...
    TheMourningMother TheMourningMother 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 18, 2013

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    My First Great Love

    .. 11 years after I first felt her inside me, and I still can remember everything so clearly.. I once wrote about her in College and the pain back then is back again.. .. Sept 21, 2002; looking at the viewing window of the hospital's NICU (Nursery Intensive Care Unit), I saw her...
    iamtheredbutterfly iamtheredbutterfly 22-25, F Jan 30, 2013

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    I Lost Amber to a Drunk Driver.

    She was ten years old. The man who did it will never hurt any one again. He had a bunch of previous DWI convictions. But he got off each time. He didn't get off from this one. I am a Viet Nam Veteran. I thought I was immuned to the emotion of Death. I was wrong. I saw her...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 4, 2009

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    I spoke with The forensic coroner yesterday.

    Said my sons case is closed. they are officially ruling it as SIDS. I don't know what to feel or how to process. In part I'm ok with knowing it wasn't something that could have been prevented. But on the other, why would such a health baby boy just die. It's hard to process.
    crabbycakes26 crabbycakes26 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    A Full Term Stillbirth

    The baby died three days after his due date. He would have been our third, and our first boy. I was surprised when I had my first child by how much of an impact she made on my life, and I was equally surprised by how much of an impact a death could have. Even thought I never...
    chromatic chromatic 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2010

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    1 Year!

    as some of you may know from reading my previous story that i lost my child and boyfriend but for the ones that don't here it is...this time last year i was trying to deal with the fact i had just lost my boyfriend, he had cancer, i was young but he was the love of my life and i...
    Lauren1307 Lauren1307 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    Pretty Girl

    For an unknown reason i became pregnant and had a pretty girl named Liana Wolf when she was 2 she died in her sleep she was a sleeping angle. The night she died I was in her hospital room with my sweet child with cancer I kissed her face and said good night and in the morning my...
    lianawolf lianawolf 22-25, F Feb 13, 2013

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    All About My Pretty Girl Part 2 Of Pretty Girl

    Liana was a pretty 2 almost 3 year old she had cancer and ADHD her pre-k teachers dident understand her and well they never will i am trying to have another child but I still love my little Liana girl All about her hair: Blonde eyes: blue tall skinny and always happy I miss...
    lianawolf lianawolf 22-25, F Feb 14, 2013

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    PJ, 23

    Committed murder-suicide 900 miles away from me. Hurts to talk about, but wouldn't mind seeing the stories of others... :'(
    BluCrystal BluCrystal 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2013

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    Angel Marie: The Making Of An Angel By Sam Oliver

    This Novel is a story about a baby that is born into her mother's heart. A heartfelt story on infant loss. http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Marie-Sam-Oliver/dp/1604143363/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1359335020&sr=8-3&keywords=angel+marie+the+making+of+an+angel
    Jan 27, 2013

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    Memorial Day

    My son died 19 months ago...he was a member of the military as is my other son...We went to the Memorial Day Service at the local cemetary today...and all I could do was cry. The National Anthem started the tears and when they did the Twenty-One Gun Salute and played Taps...I...
    checkers checkers 46-50 3 Responses May 26, 2008

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    I wanted this baby so much,

    we had been trying for so long and when I finally fell pregnant, he had already left me. I was confused and stressed out, i told him and it just made things worse, i tried my hardest to hold it all together and to do the best for the baby, but one day it must of all gotten to...
    illmindofhayley illmindofhayley 16-17, F Dec 24, 2013

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    I Lost A Child

    Even thought I was raped and convieced a son and carried him full term! But God had other plan's for my son. On his tenth day of being born my son passed away in his sleep. My beautiful baby boy went in his sleep after having his feeding time and he feel asleep! when I work up...
    bluerose82 bluerose82 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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    A Prayer

    Never to have known you, but to have loved younever to have held you, like mothers doWith you i bury my hopes and dreamsFor an unknown child i will never see face to faceI also bury the love in my heart and the sadness of knowing we must partI pray to higher power, to do for you...
    jrbangel84 jrbangel84 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 9, 2012

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    Angel In Disguise

    My daughter, Misha, died 2nd October 2013. Misha was born on Christmas 2006. She was only 6 when she died. Misha was a kind and sweet girl-she was adorable and curious. She would ask lots of questions while sitting in my lap. 8 months ago, she was diagnosed with leukaemia. The...
    JennikaCindieF JennikaCindieF 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2013

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    A Letter To My Son

    Dear Ibrahim,         Though you never knew me, you were the most precious thing I had ever seen with my eyes or held in my hands. Though you never took your first breath, you took my breath away when I held you in my arms for the first time.  You are my first born...
    calicuz calicuz 41-45, M 29 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    A Poem I Wrote: Loosing A Child

    Sometimes things happen in our lives that we dont understand and we began to question why not really ever knowing the answer just surving and trying to get by taking one day at a time trying not to loose your mind loosing a child in death is one of the hardest things to do then...
    bmt9769 bmt9769 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2011

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    Lost My Child At 3 Weeks

    Well here goes. I lost my little girl Cassie at 3 werks due to bacterial meningitis. she was born 26 nov of 1996 and passed 17 dec 1996. I was so amazed at the love I felt for her the moment she arrived, it was overwhelming. i loved her more than my own life and i begged god to...
    jedigg jedigg 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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    Empty Cradle Broken Heart

    My baby boy, Mason died a week ago, today i have searched for answers , for anyone who can relate. It hurts so bad, I cant eat cant sleep dont wanna even breathe without you, I wake to feed you and you are no longer here, i woke to screams an hour and a half after feeding you at...
    mason2013 mason2013 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    My Angel Baby

    I lost my daughter when she was 7 months old. My mother in law was babysitting n she had a seizure n dropped her n the pool. It was 10 years ago june 24th n I still think about my Lindsay Grace every day
    Bear300 Bear300 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    Unbelievable

    In 1992, I had a miscarriage - a son, I would later learn. I had been told a year earlier that I couldn't get pregnant, at least not without the help of fertility drugs. My husband and I weren't ready for children, and were having marital problems anyway, so we were very...
    HappyHappyJoyJoy HappyHappyJoyJoy 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2007

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    Before I tell my story,

    I need to mention that this story is not a story about the death of my child, however I was not sure where else to share this experience. Unfortunately, the result of this experience is the same, my daughter is no longer with me. Now, let me tell you my story: A little over a...
    Rhun Rhun 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    January 9, 2008

    Going into the second Trimester. Everything was o.k. I found out a week in half After I lost it. I felt ashamed alone, I woke up Morning of January 9th With Really bad Cramps, 10x worse than my period. So I Tried to take it easy, Lay down Rest. Well I lay on the couch And stayed...
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    Gone In the blink of An Eye.

    I came to Iraq in spring 2004 to manage a hazardous waste program for the military. I went home on R&R in January 2005. I returned to Iraq in late January and my wife gave me the news in Febuary that she was pregnant which caught both of us by surprise. We already had 2 girls...
    Shanthewildman Shanthewildman 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 29, 2008

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    My Angel

    I lost my baby girl almost 15 years ago when she was only 3 days old. I was alone when I noticed that she was not breathing. Nothing in this life comes close to the pain and loneliness that you feel. I remember the fear, and begging God to just please let her live. I remember the...
    Haleymyangelbaby Haleymyangelbaby 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    Suppressed That One

     Yes, I had a child that was born dead, miscarriage.  I even named her although I'm not sure it was a girl.  Loved her name too.  Now that I think about it we should have had a funeral for her but the hospital just took care of it, we were both too dazed at...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 6 Responses Oct 24, 2008

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    Sids Mom

    I had never heard that expression, SIDS MOM. I lost my first born child to SIDS. I woke up and she was lying next to me dead. At first I thought she was asleep but I felt something was wrong. I shook her and she didnt move. I pulled her leg and she was limp as a ragdoll. I tried...
    Abriee Abriee 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 2, 2008

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    Emma

    I shared seven short, sweet years with Emma. If my tears could build a railway, And my love could make a train, I'd take that train to heaven, Emma, And we'd never part again. She was diagnosed with neuroblastoma aged four and a half, and survived three years of high dose...
    SarcassticMum SarcassticMum 31-35, F 1 Response May 12, 2013

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    The Child I Will Never See

    One day, my friend contact me and told me she was pregnant. I was excited because I wanted a baby. The problem is, she didn't. She got an abortion done. It hurt me so much because I wanted to take care of the child but there was no way I was able to stop hear. This still effects...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Feb 14, 2013

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    My whole life I've had a close, tight-knit relationship with my parents. Family is really important to me, including both of my sisters. A lot of the views and beliefs I have today...
    odm3 odm3 18-21 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I am so destroyed, 8 months ago I lost my older sister to cancer. She was 21, she had just had her first child and was so excited to be a mother. She had a full week with her until...
    beccah1234 beccah1234 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    It's that time of the year again where my memories are strong and yes sometimes painful! For those of you who have met me before will know that I have two daughters and lost four...
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    Live, be a complete only child.
    hawklight hawklight 36-40, F 12 hrs ago

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    If I did something wrong tell me don't be a child urgh
    newgal1234 newgal1234 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have lost all motivation and cannot live. I don't know what to do. No one understands my problem.Everybody thinks its strange or I am not being honest.
    HopefullyThirdTimeLucky HopefullyThirdTimeLucky 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    So, we were really close, you know this kind of " more than friends less than lovers" relationship? Yeah, that was exactly the situation, but we fought and then we lost contact! I...
    Nm16 Nm16 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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