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My brother’s life, unraveled

My brother’s life, unraveled | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Anthony was a star. But he faced a threat that none of us could contain
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In Memory of my deeply loved son, Graham Louis de Wit : websites and blogs about grief and loss of a child; Ave, Graham, sed non vale.
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We miss you, Graham.

We miss you, Graham. | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

We love you and miss you more every day.

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This is what Graham's sister posted on Instagram on Graham's birthday, January 24th:

 

On January 24, 1989 I became a big sister. On May 22, 2012 my only brother was ripped away from me. But just because Graham died does not mean I am no longer his sister, or that I am an only child. People think talking to a bereaved family member about their loved one is too painful. This is not the case; in fact, we want the opposite. We want you to speak their names, share your memories, and let us know they will never be forgotten. More damage is done with silence. Thank you to all who let us know that you love and remember Graham.

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The Casualities of the War on Drugs

The Casualities of the War on Drugs | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
 Broken No MoreJuly 28 · 

Here is our list “The Casualties of the War on Drugs”. We publish the list on our Facebook Page and Group and on our Broken No More website. 

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A Mother Without a Child

A Mother Without a Child | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

William has paid the ultimate sacrifice, and we are paying for it for the rest of our lives. I will never accept it, it’s unacceptable, I will never understand it, because it’s not understandable, I can’t see reason with it, because it can’t be rationalised.

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Andrew Bryan Krejci ~ St. Louis Chapter of the Bereaved Parents of the USA

Andrew Bryan Krejci ~ St. Louis Chapter of the Bereaved Parents of the USA | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

On Sept. 11, 1997, I became a bereaved parent when the police informed me that my son, Andrew had an auto accident and he was dead. My life stopped. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to breathe again without my son, let alone survive his death.

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Hopeless for Heroin

Hopeless for Heroin | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Scott Meyers didn't know what else to do. He tried to get his daughter, Rachel, into drug counseling. She bolted after two weeks. 

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MourningAmyMarie

MourningAmyMarie | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Honestly, I am not sure how to describe myself since my youngest, beautiful, healthy, vibrant, precious daughter died suddenly on August 4, 2013 because I no longer know who I am behind this grief fog. However, I am absolutely positive about one thing, and that is I have changed.

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A Bed For My Heart/Blog

A Bed For My Heart/Blog | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

A Bed For My Heart exists as a haven for families who have experienced one of life’s cruelest tragedies: the loss of a child...

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Never Forget Andrew - an on-going, long-term project.

Never Forget Andrew - an on-going, long-term project. | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Andrew, my beloved son, I want to keep you in my life. But more accurately, I need to keep you in my life....

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The shade of a tree pointing toward infinity

The shade of a tree pointing toward infinity | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

This morning, I read “Living Tree,” a poem by Robert Morgan, as I sat beneath its shade. The poem begins,

“It’s said they planted trees by graves
to soak up spirits of the dead
through roots into the growing wood.”

So I imagine my daughter’s spirit all around this space this morning.

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A mother's grief: Why I cried the day my son turned 6 - CNN

A mother's grief: Why I cried the day my son turned 6 - CNN | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
My baby, Donovan, turned 6, and the lives of my two boys intersected. His older brother, Edison, died in 2011 at the age of 6.
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Opiates and Heroin Overdose Prevention - Alex N. Laliberte - Live4Lali.org - YouTube

To learn more about Alex and the nonprofit organization created in memory of him, Live4Lali, check out live4lali.org.

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The Long Walk of Moms and Dads After Overdose

The Long Walk of Moms and Dads After Overdose | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
It's a hard road, the one that we walk after our children die from a drug overdose. It's a walk that numbs your feet from the miles of isolation and grief. I'm only one of thousands.
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A mother's grief: After the death of a daughter, a spiritual journey - Quartz

A mother's grief: After the death of a daughter, a spiritual journey - Quartz | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Can a mother ever truly get over the loss of a child, author Manju Kapur reflects.
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Bereaved Parents' Watering Hole

Bereaved Parents' Watering Hole | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

This site is dedicated to my son, Daniel-Paul, and to Matthew Webster, my cousin’s son. Both young men left behind beautiful memories, grieving family and friends, and bereaved parents.

 

Let’s tell the stories that keep our children close at heart.

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Why we should talk about our children who have passed

Why we should talk about our children who have passed | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

We need to talk about these children. We need to brave the pain and talk about them for the sake of the parents and for the sake of that child’s memory.

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Chasing dragonflies

Chasing dragonflies | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Our eldest daughter, Abigail, died aged 12, on 10th February 2013, following a sudden brain haemorrhage at home on 6th February. My mind and body have been churned up inside ever since with so many emotions, thoughts and feelings. I went to the doctor in the early days, not knowing what to do about this and she simply said ‘write about it’, so I started this blog. 

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A Eulogy for Harris, April 20, 1984 — February 19, 2015

A Eulogy for Harris, April 20, 1984 — February 19, 2015 | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

 

So, I will say that today, I miss my brother more than I can possibly explain. Today, I am devastated and sad and angry and empty. Today, I long to bring him back and fix things and try to understand. Today, I would pay a million dollars to hear him laugh or say “hi, sister;” to see that one self-conscious smile that he always wore. Today, I love my brother with all of my being.

And, I always will.

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Mom shares the tragic story of her daughter's overdose - AOL.com

Mom shares the tragic story of her daughter's overdose - AOL.com | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Carolyn Weems knows all too well the pain of losing a child to a heroin overdose.

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When the Search is Infinite - Still Standing Magazine

When the Search is Infinite - Still Standing Magazine | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

I don’t know that we ever stop searching, only that I know with time on our side, we find a way to live with this impossibleness. And survive.

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Bob Neimeyer: How to Grieve as Couples - YouTube

Dr. Bob Neimeyer speaks with Dr. Gloria Horsley from the Open to Hope Foundation at the annual Association of Death Education and Counseling Conference, 2015...
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Losing a child to Suicide

Losing a child to Suicide | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
One woman's journey from a dream come true, through a worst nightmare, to recovery, healing and living a fulfilling life...
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Meditation on Leaving Neverland - Blog

Meditation on Leaving Neverland - Blog | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
by JohnsMom

Ever since my son, my only child, lost his battle with depression to suicide one year ago, I’ve been living in NeverLand. NeverLand is the place where all the things that will never be are the reality. 

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Eric Whitacre: When David Heard (Live at the Union Chapel) - YouTube

When David Heard was commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for the Arts for the Brigham Young Singers, and is dedicated with love and silence to Dr. Ronald Staheli.

 

 

Text is from II Samuel 18:33

When David heard that Absalom was slain, he went up into his chamber over the gate and wept, and thus he said, "My son, my son, O Absalom my son, would God I had died for thee! O Absalom, my son, my son!"

 

Written in memory of choir director Staheli's 19 year old son.

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