Immediate CPR For Parents
Parents who have lost a child face an immediate crisis and likely have no idea where to turn or what to do. There are a few things that should be communicated with a bewildered parent to help them get through their horrible first week that I call Immediate CPR for Parent's HeartsMore...
If you have just lost a child, your heart is spinning, falling and tumbling. You have lost a huge part of your center, your desire and your will. Your decision making is and will be hugely different than it has previously been because you care very little about anything else other than being with your child. Therefore, it is important that you recognize that you are not in the frame of mind to make big decisionsMore...
Early on in my own steps in this canyon of grief, I realized that I was learning things; profound things. To ensure that the things that I was learning stayed with me long enough to be able to build a foundation upon, I started to write them down. Eventually I realized that together, the things that were of comfort and solace to me, might similarly be as helpful to others. Eventually I built my notes into paragraphs and then chapters. What resulted was a book that I call You Won't Cry Forever. More...
Read Now From the Book
"I Lost My Child"
YOUR WORLD HAS ENDED, YOU'VE LOST A CHILD...
The worst has happened. It is horribly true. It seems like you are having a terrible dream, but you can't wake up and make it go away. The pain gets worse and worse as the unspeakable reality howls at your mind and rips apart your heart.
Nobody has any words that will bring your precious child back into your arms. Nobody can say any thing that will even begin to ease your pain. Yes, it is nice that loved ones are nearby, and supportive, but the only one you can see is the one who is not there..
THERE IS NO ROAD MAP
You never thought you would be here. It never crossed your mind. And now you have no idea what to do. There simply is no road map for parents in this horrendous situation.
You are in shock. You don't know how you feel, what you feel, where to turn, what to think. It all is completely overwhelming and your only certainty is that rivers of tears are flowing from your heart.
IS THERE ANY HOPE?
You are not just sitting there and crying - your heart is asking many, many questions. Your mind is frantically searching a million directions, looking for pieces, for clues, for indications of something solid that can give you some hope.
I cannot bring your child back, but I can invite you to walk along side me on this terrible path you have found yourself on. I will share with you some of the things have given me some comfort, because I, too am on this same path.
I, too have lost my child. I lost my wonderful son when he was only 13 years old. The devastation was total. Like you, I was hurled into a freefall of sorrow, grief and pain. Nothing on this earth offered any comfort whatsoever, for none can bring my son back to me.
YES, THERE IS HOPE
My book, You Won't Cry Forever, will be coming out soon. It has answers for the questions your soul is now desperately asking. I know, because I asked them too. But more importantly, it addresses the two things you need most right now: comfort and hope.
Please allow me to be able to share with you the things that gave my crumbling heart great comfort and gave my incredulous mind tremendous hope.
To the right, there are links to the first chapters of the book which you can begin to read right now. I strongly believe that you will find them very helpful.