As a parent, you gave birth to life as a promise to the future.Now you must make a new commitment to living, as hard or impossible as it may seem right now.Parents often mentally replay their actions prior to the death and wonder what they may have done differently.
It does not make a difference whether your child is three or thirty-three when your son or daughter dies. An understanding of how a death fits into the scheme of life is difficult and often unattainable.
Faith is a source of comfort for some parents, but others with religious beliefs report feeling betrayed by God.
This is most likely the hardest thing you will ever face.
Your child’s death has put you on a journey of grief that will last your entire life.
He had long believed that if you lived your life as a good person, striving to make a positive contribution to the world, life would turn out well. This reaction isn’t uncommon; losing a child feels like the ultimate violation of the rules of life.
Surviving the death and loss of a child takes a dedication to life.
You will survive this; however, the experience may change you.
As mentioned in the main section, your grief will be individual and unique.
Much of parenting centers on providing and doing for children, even after they have grown up and left home.
A child’s death robs you of the ability to carry out your parenting role as you have imagined it, as it is “supposed” to be.
It has been said that coping with the death and loss of a child requires some of the hardest work one will ever have to do.