The Bond Between Bereaved Parents

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The bond between bereaved parents can ease the overwhelming grief and loneliness we feel when we lose a child. When we experience the death of our child, it seems like we are thrown into a dark abyss where we feel alone and desperate.

It is only when we reach out to others who have experienced the greatest loss on earth, that we can find true compassion and understanding of our grief.

Our family and friends can try to comfort us, but unless they know the pain first hand, they will never be able to truly comprehend out feelings of helplessness.

Reaching out to online or local support groups can bring about a sense of peace and calm to a situation that you have no control of. You will find empathy, understanding and friendships that you never would have made. You will find inspiration and hope and you will be able to give it to others, as well.

I joined The Compassionate Friends in my local area several months after my son had passed away. I was nervous at the first meeting, not knowing what to expect. I was relieved when I realized that if you didn’t want to speak, you didn’t have to… But I did. I wanted everyone to know about my precious son and his short life that has so much meaning.

I continued to go to regular meetings and created friendships and bonds with people that I still keep in contact with many years later. Every summer my family participates in their annual Walk To Remember event. A beautiful celebration of our children’s lives.

If you are a newly bereaved parent, please consider some kind of support from others who know what you are going through. The bond is stronger than you can imagine. I promise you, if you give it a chance, you will start to heal.

My heart goes out to all parents suffering this indescribable loss. May you find peace and comfort during this journey.

For more reading on this topic, read: Talk About Your Grief.

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Tips and strategies to help you heal from the shock and desperation from losing someone you love. Also included are true stories from others who have walked the journey of grief, and how they have overcome the raw emotions that accompany the death of a loved one
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In tribute to her son’s passing, Lora C Mercado has been on a quest to help bring peace to those who are in a state of grief with her healing and inspirational books. She is also the founder of the website, HealingTheGrief.com, which provides articles and resources to help one cope with grief and loss.

“Our Angels Await, Stories of Love from Beyond”, includes true stories from people across the globe who have had connections with loved ones who have passed away.

“Adjusting to Life After Loss, Coping with the Death of a Loved One and Honoring Their Memory”, was released in October 2014. The second book in the series, “Adjusting to Life After the Loss of a Child, Coping, Healing and Understanding the Emotions of Grief” was released in January 2015.

You may also enjoy her two latest books:
“Healing Grief through Meditation: A Guide to Spiritual Wellness for the Bereaved” and “365 Quotes of Comfort for the Bereaved: A Year of Daily Inspiration to Heal Your Heart”

Lora Mercado is also a Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and ordained minister.

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