Share Your Story

This is a place for anyone, fathers, mothers, grandparents; whomever has lost a child or grandchild to express themselves, anonymously or otherwise. There are so few forums for Dads, I especially welcome you and encourage you to let us know how you are doing. I wish I had the words to heal the hurt, to ease the pain, but everyone here knows they simply don’t exist. I sincerely hope that by creating this safe place for us to share our stories, we can find some comfort in knowing we are not alone on this journey.

8 Responses to Share Your Story

  1. I lost my newborn son Harvey a year ago this coming Monday. I found your blog via the :pressing: it got and I welcome it so fully. It is 1:30am my time and I am going to bed after writing for hours but I will be back to read your blog and continue to follow your journey. Here is mine: harveythehero.wordpress.com. I am so deeply sorry that this is the story you are here to share but since you are, I am grateful. I am grateful to read your words and feel less alone.

  2. edcol52 says:

    Monica, welcome. I am truly sorry for your loss. I am humbled that you find some solace, however small in my words. What I have discovered is that we are not alone. There are so many traveling the same, heartbreaking road. Thank you for your kind words, and I will visit your blog. I wish you peace.

  3. Jenny says:

    Great blog. I stumbled across it by accident…I started a blog when my mom was diagnosed with cancer so I understand the therapeutic nature of writing about your feelings when dealing with death, whether expected or not. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  4. Gia says:

    Hello – I happened upon your amazing site via Tom Zuba’s website on grief. I lost my 24 year old daughter Anna on August 12, 2014. Her death was jarring and sudden, an undiagnosed heart condition according to the autopsy report. My life is now going through the motions, trying to appear “normal” for family and friends, when in reality each day is a struggle. Most mornings I just wake up sad and lost with mind-numbing grief. Nothing seems to help except to read, and share stories with other bereaved parents. Thank you for this site. I think it will help me.

  5. Gia says:

    Thank you for this amazing site. I happened upon it via Tom Zuba’s Permission to Mourn web page. I lost my 24 year old daughter Anna suddenly and unexpectedly on August 12, 2014. The cause for her death was, according to the autopsy report, an undiagnosed heart valve condition. Her absence is jarring and unbelievable every day. I go through the motions for family and friends, but am unable to accept that she has left us. Each day her sisters, my husband and I live with the pain of her loss. I think this site will help me. Very little does, except for sharing with other bereaved parents. Thank you.

    • edcol52 says:

      Gia- I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I know what you are going through, the first year is nearly unmanageable. But I am here to say, you will get through it, somehow. I don’t have any words to offer that can lessen your pain, other than to say, Anna will live forever in you hearts and minds. Nearly two years in, and I still cannot accept that Jake is gone, that I will never see him again. Thank you for visiting. If you can, begin at the beginning of the blog, and perhaps you will find something here that is familiar. What I have learned is that we all experience the same emotions, the same disbelief, but in different stages at different times and in different mixtures. Please feel free to contact me any time, or if your husband needs another father to talk to, he is welcome to reach out. There is an email link at the top of the page if you can manage it. I wish you and your family whatever islands of peace you can find in this storm-tossed sea you now sail.
      Warmly,
      Ed

  6. Judy says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son, Jake. I lost my son, Jason, many years ago. I honestly am able to say that life is good again – of course, never the same as it was before. Even though it has been 25 years since he died, I feel him with me every day.
    I have a blog where I write and share what I’ve learned from my grief. It is as: https://myjourneysinsight.com/
    I think it is beautful that you are writing this blog and helping other people navigate through their grief, as well.

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