Category: Bereavement

A Heart for Others 0

A Heart for Others

There is much hardship in the world. That certain “been through it” look can be detected in the eyes of pain ravaged people everywhere. It is captured in Photo Journalist’s depictions of starving children with their bloated bellies, or in the aftermath of national disasters and catastrophes, with people tearfully...

All I Ask 0

All I Ask

by Christopher Lowery Just to catch your light, My savior that is all I ask, Just to hear Your words, That is all I ask. So many times I have fallen short, Yet to you I turn again, Just to hear your voice That is all I ask. I wait...

Child Loss: Never Really Mine 0

Child Loss: Never Really Mine

  He was never really mine, this child whose birth angels foretold. Though I cradled him in my womb for many months, labored, gritted, bore down until he was expelled, this child, my achievement, was someone else’s from the start. There was never a burden so wonderful as the weight...

The Loss of a Child: A Picture of the Heart 0

The Loss of a Child: A Picture of the Heart

Love filled my heart as I watched my husband holding our newborn son in his arms. Love filled my heart as I watched my husband holding our newborn son in his arms. He gazed at his tiny form with a warm expression of tenderness. As we shared that love, an...

Children and Grief: What They Know, How They Feel, How to Help. 0

Children and Grief: What They Know, How They Feel, How to Help.

Early intervention during times of loss and grief helps keep children psychologically healthy and prevents the development of later emotional problems.  Understanding the stages of grief can help caregivers provide quality care to children. Caregivers never want young children to have to learn about death. They want to protect children...