Late Condolences

It is never too late to reach out or to remember someone’s lost child. It helps keep them alive in spirit and in our hearts.



Recently, a new friend suggested a website where I saw this quote from Elizabeth Edwards. In the midst of my grief fog I may have already posted this months ago. In any case, it reminded me of a conversation I had when someone shared that they had heard through the grapevine that a friend they had lost touch with had lost a child.  In their opinion, to reach out now and express their sympathy would only wake up an old wound.  Hmmm?  Old wound.  

Prior to losing my daughter, I may have nodded my head in confirmation as to acknowledging a loss outside of a certain number of days.  However, now I know nothing could be further from the truth.  If there is an entry included in a book of etiquette which lists a suggested time frame for acknowledging and extending sympathy, it needs updating.

To acknowledge…

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About edcol52

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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