Dear Newly Bereaved Parent

This is an essay I came across today. It’s honest and true. I would say many of the same things. The thing is, two years ago, all I would have heard, should someone have read this to me, all I would have heard would have sounded like the adults in a Peanuts cartoon. IN those first awful months, all you can do is concentrate on breathing and making it through each minutes. I guess if you knew these words to be true, it might help you make it through those minutes. I don’t know. I read a lot of words after Jake’s passing, and the pain and anguish was still indescribable. As the author says, how we survive is up to each one of us, and we each has a host of companions on this lonely road. People we know and love and people we haven’t yet met.

Dear Newly Bereaved Parent

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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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One Response to Dear Newly Bereaved Parent

  1. Gia Francik says:

    Thank you Ed for posting this essay – I am familiar with Angela Miller’s writing – every point in “Dear Newly Bereaved Parent” is heartfelt and true. Eighteen months after losing my daughter, Anna, the pain of my grief is as present and deep as the first moment I knew she was gone. Thank you for your blog, and as your grief journey continues for Jake, know that you are helping those who read your words. It truly is a journey that will never end.

    Sending caring thoughts for you and your family,

    Gia Francik

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