We’ve all either said, or heard the phrase, “Next to marrying my spouse, the birth of my child was the best day of my life!” What joy there is looking into those little eyes and seeing that face for the first time. We plan their lives and start preparing how we will rear them into responsible adults. We take them to church, teach them morals and values to insure their spiritual needs are met. We go to work to provide for their current physical needs. We plan for their future with college funds. We even take out life insurance policies to provide for them when we are no longer here to care for them. The one thing along our parenting journey that we fail to plan for is when that child we love more than ourselves dies before we do.
It’s natural for a child to lose their parents at some point. As hard as it is to deal with the loss of a parent, losing your child is not supposed to happen. Children are not supposed to die before their parents do…right? There’s no commercials on TV for ‘end of life’ planning for children. Your elderly parents and grandparents…that makes sense, but no one can prepare you for the death of your child. There’s no parenting classes given for when you have to bury your child. So if you are faced with the unbearable pain of losing a child, how do you ‘cope’? More realistically, how do you ‘survive’? Depending on how your child passed away will also complicate your grief and questions.
We are here to help! We have not only been through the loss of a child, but have helped countless others through their journey of grief into recovery. You can read about our personal story of grief here.
We are here to walk you through each step in the grieving process. We can talk via phone, email, fb, txt or we can get you in contact with someone in your local area to talk to face to face. Please, contact us! You may also like to check out our other pages on Understanding Grief and Principles of Grief Victory and get started today on your path to grief victory.