Dear Angel Parents:
You are not alone.
If you made it to my website because of your own personal loss, nothing I can say will change a thing. For that, I’m more sorry than you know. This is a ‘club’ that none of us want to be a member of because the dues are far too high, the benefits suck, and there’s no payoff like free dinner on your birthday.
How we each ended up on this grief journey is just as numerous of ways as the list of names of our angels. Each of us brings something to the rest of us that no one else can understand. We are all parents who have children that no one else can see. Each of us is a parent that has had to swallow hard when we’re asked if we have children, or how many we have. We have to make a conscious decision each time those questions are asked if we’re going to count our angel(s).
And that sucks.
The only thing I can offer you is that you are not alone. There are many of us on the very same journey. Even though the starts might be different, so much of what we all feel is similar. Together, here, other areas on the internet, support groups or other areas in the real world, we know each other. We know each other not by a sign we wear, or a pin, or even a scar…but by that which can’t be seen but we feel in the other.
Here you can take a moment to pause, breathe, cry if you need to, or even scream. Any of those things are okay here. We’ll listen, we’ll hold your hand if needed, and you can lean on my shoulder and just know that you are not alone.
If there is something you need or want to see here, please, contact us and let us know how we can help. If it is something that is out of our area of knowledge or expertise, we will help you find the right resources.
Dear Friends and Family:
Thank you, a million times thank you. You are here, looking through this website about grief and loss over losing a child because you want to be there for someone you care about. On many occasions I was in your shoes, and I know first-hand that it isn’t easy. When you watch someone that you love and/or care deeply for go through the worst emotional (and sometimes physical) pain ever…you feel helpless. The helpless feeling can be overwhelming as you see them go through the grief process, all while going through it yourself.
Yet you are here now, and I hope that I can help you with things as much as I hope to help Angel Parents. Know that you too, are not alone. When a parent loses a child, regardless of the age, it is a moment that shatters everyone to their core. The parents, the friends, the families, even the co-workers can be effected, and everyone needs to know that they’re not alone.
We hope that we can help you find something here that helps you. It might simply help you be there for your loved one or friend, or just helps you find a moment of peace. If at any point in time you find something that you would like us to share on the pages of our website, please feel free to contact us. If there is something you would like recommendations on, help finding, or any other type of suggestions, we’re here to help with that as well.
Once again, thank you…from the bottom of our hearts. You are part of the support system that every Angel Parent needs.