Welcome to the home of the Break Our Silence team. Our purpose here is to help people through the tragedy of child loss. This website is ever growing, changing, and morphing into a center for resources and so much more. With that, Angel Parents, family, friends, and even professionals can find something here. We hope that as you wander through the halls you find something you need. And if it nothing else, something you want, or to make you smile.
There are many things that are always going to be ‘under construction’. As things change we’ll happily post updates. There will of course always be areas that are stable and ever present.
“I loved you like there was no tomorrow, and then one day there wasn’t.”
I know the pain of losing a child. It was something I had viewed from the outside looking in, feeling helpless for my friends and family members as I watched their agony. Then one day, in a split second, my world crashed, my soul shattered, and my heart broke in a million pieces.
“…and then one day there wasn’t.” is something that resonates deep within me. I thought I had a million ‘tomorrows’, but I lost them all in one moment. I have felt alone, shattered, and a myriad of other feelings as I’ve walked this journey, and I know so many of you have as well.
You are not alone
When my world stopped, I wrote a lot. Some was on social media, some on a blog I had. All of it was available to my friends and family. One of my dear friends not so ‘gently’ nudged me to turn all of those writings into a book. (Wendy, thank you for being the catalyst!) She made it clear to me that she felt my story would help someone, and multiple someones. So, after a lot of ‘nudging’, tears, and questioning my skills… I took the plunge and began on this journey of telling my story.
Through all of this, it became evident that my story wasn’t the only thing I needed to do. This website was also a necessity. Building a community and a center for more resources was needed, and I knew I could do it. Part of that community is the group of people behind the scenes here at Break Our Silence. Some are the best support group I could ever ask for, being there no matter what. Others are technical support, editorial, and so many other things. All of them, to some degree, have been effected by the loss of a child. Some know the soul shattering pain first hand, while others are effected by the ripple effect.
Everyone has a story
“You are the keeper of your child’s memory.”
You are the one who can tell your child’s story. However, you are the only one who can tell your story. One is just as important as the other. That is one of the standing passions behind everything here at Break Our Silence. Tell your story. Tell your child’s story. If we don’t tell them, who will? If we don’t share them, who will know?
Break Our Silence
You are not here by accident, something here drew you in. For that, we are thankful. That is how we will Break Our Silence for angel parents, and the children we’ve lost. If you’re here to just check out the books, please know that the list is ever changing. We are always looking for new resources to add as well. Maybe you’re here for the blog or to just drop us a line. We’re happy you’ve stopped by. The loss of a child, regardless of the age, is a traumatic experience for the parents, the family, the friends…everyone. Here you can hopefully find something that assures you that you’re not alone.
Thank you for taking a moment to be here. Everyone associated with Break Our Silence brings a unique skill set and reference point. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to do everything I do. Know that no matter your reason for being here, we will do our level best to meet your needs. If there is something you’d like to see, contact us and let us know. The same goes for blog topics, graphics, etc. If there is something we need to change, let us know that too.
We know that everyone has a different story, background, and needs. Because of that, we are always trying to learn, grow, and evolve. If we don’t have answers, we will help you find them or point you in the right direction.
No matter the steps that brought you here, you are here. Thank you. You are a key part to helping us Break Our Silence.
We might not have it all together, but together we have it all.