Immediately after the death of a child, it’s hard to imagine ever feeling joy again or celebrating family milestones or parenting effectively.
What everyone needs after the death of a child is hope. The hope that happy memories will one day outweigh the heartbreak of loss and pockets of contentment may return. That the pain and suffering will ebb and flow rather than cut deeply on waking each morning.
The hope that in future we can walk through life and shoulder grief, rather than be overshadowed by it.
Here families bravely share their stories. They reflect on their loved child, their own personal journeys and what, if anything, has helped them cope with devastating loss. They hope it will help you.