A touching video has been released that shows a father singing Paul McCartney’s Blackbird to his dying baby son. The baby was delivered prematurely after the sudden death of his 30 year old pregnant wife.
The shifts in friendships and relationships are extreme. The negative ones go all the way to a feeling of being shunned....I like to think that all bereaved parents are a symbol of love, which is expressed in their deep and long -- often lifelong -- grief.
I believe that these words that I will write are directly coming into my mind from Dan. Maybe it’s part me and part Dan, but I know that at the very least, Dan is influencing my mind.
I bring you love and greetings from all of us. We hope you know that we are your children still, although we are no longer in our physical bodies. Our love and our bonds to you exist just as strongly and deeply as they ever did when we were with you on the earth.
On April 29, 2008 my son Aaron walked against the traffic on the main highway leading out of town. Head bent down texting a friend, “it’s over”, he then walked in front of a truck and was killed instantly. Aaron was 28 years old, I was 59.
I'm a mom who has suffered through child loss as well as the loss of my 13-year-old sister. These losses have forever changed my view on "life", and it is my passion to provide hope to all those grieving the loss of a child.
In 2009, I witnessed the accidental death by drowning of my partner, Matt. He was strong, fit, healthy – three months from his 40th birthday. It was a beautiful and ordinary morning: the first sunny day after three solid weeks of rain. An absolutely normal day, until it was not, and would not ever be again.
We had a son named Bennett. ...We are now part of the club no parent wants to be a part of. I cannot begin to describe what it’s like to witness losing your child. You can’t imagine the hole that it opens in your heart that only time can mend or the questions that you will never have answered, like why did this happen?