When our Lilly died, we were devastated. It was sudden and unexpected. Our lives were chaotic, full of pain and confusing questions. We were completely lost on how to live without her.
There were several places we turned to for help. It was very difficult to tell what things were right for us, so we pray these reviews will help guide you to the right resources in a time when the last thing you want to do is make hard decisions and wade through lists on Google.
We do not take anything we post here lightly. Anything we promote is a place we ourselves have found comfort or know a fellow grieving parent that recommends it.
"a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone."
We found this to be a very healing program. When facing deep grief, it's easy to feel distant and isolated from the rest of the world. Talking to other people who are going through the same thing is therapeutic. GriefShare showed us that what we were feeling and thinking was normal, even when we felt crazy. It helped us to grieve well, and gave us the tools to help our friends and family to better understand us.
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"The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again."
–Simon Stephens, founder of The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.
"A real magazine for bereaved parents – who just like any other community and walk of life – want to feel normal, connected by a common thread. Though tragic, it is somewhat comforting that we don’t walk these dark paths alone."
"We hope you find comfort, inspiration and a community here. Please consider sharing this magazine with your OBGYN, fertility clinic, perinatologists, neonatologists, NICU nurses and the like. We would like nothing more than to become a trusted resource for families experiencing loss and infertility."
"Support for parents dealing with Pregnancy Loss and Early Infant Death, especially in South Carolina, but with helpful information regardless of your location. "
"Here you will find weekly articles intended to help you in your journey. Some will be reviews of websites and books. Some will be devotionals, some general articles, and some will be guest bloggers."