“Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves, ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.”
Losing a child is by far the most difficult thing I have ever experienced. I was 21 years old and had been married a little over year. We were still treading the waters of marriage when we were slapped with the loss of our first child. My husband has been my rock and our love was not shaken by the unfortunate cards we were dealt. I strive to continue to find ways to incorporate Sawyer in to my every day life and ensure my other kiddos know who their big brother is and what an impact he had on me. Almost four years later and there are still days where the pain knocks me to my knees. I am on a journey of navigating this path of grief and you can find that documented under my Personal Journey – a place of reflecting and remembering.
Once you lose a child you are entered in to the “Child Loss Club” – it isn’t fun and no one wants to be there, yet you are in it together. I have found great support in others who have experienced what I have or something similar. Under Community you will find their reflecting and remembering. Grief Resources will direct you to specific groups, magazines and books that have been designed specifically to help you decipher your new normal.
One thing is for sure – you are NOT alone.