Here’s to 2015

I’ll be sharing some select posting from blogs I follow written by bereaved parents with observations on the year past and the year to come. Here is one of them.

Zachary, Forever 21


This describes both Zachary and myself. Zachary was destroyed. I don’t know exactly how or why that night last Christmas was the final blow but he was destroyed. Some days I feel destroyed; other days merely wounded. Both are painful, however, I am surviving. I may never fully thrive again but I am still putting one foot in front of the other. For 2015, I have set too many lofty goals and I know I won’t reach half of them but if I can just focus on something, anything, it somehow makes life bearable. I can’t say that the pain has abated over the last year. I have learned to function with the pain. The piercing sharpness of the grief has not grown dull. I have learned to take that sharp pain and let it propel me into determination to be productive. I just keep telling myself that I am…

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The Infinite Fountain of Love and Loss flows unceasingly into the pool of memory and sorrow. I created this blog in response to the most dreadful tragedy every parent fears, the death of a child, our 24 year old son, Jake. We are now on an unimagined journey along this road of grief and recovery. If you can find some comfort within these pages, than I will have succeeded in some small measure.
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