Parents are burying their children in Uvalde, Texas. Although I have also lost a child, I can’t even imagine what I could say to parents who’ve lost a child through violence. There are just no words. Judaism teaches that everything has a reason. G-d orchestrates everything that occurs, even to the smallest detail like the … Continue reading Uvalde, Texas – Another Tragedy of Large Scale Child Loss
Living In An Intense Stage Of Grief It’s been a bit more than two years since my son passed away at age 24. During that time I’ve gone through the gamut of grief - intense sadness, sadness, anger, depression, and overall agitation. Whereas the intense sadness, anger, and depression have subsided, at times I still … Continue reading Accepting Comfort After Child Loss
The Problem Of Trying To Parent My Child Beyond Childhood In my post Dealing with Guilt and Hashgacha Pratit, I discussed how G-d has a plan for me and orchestrates my every life event. I do what I can do within human limitations, but beyond that, it's up to Him. Grief over the death of … Continue reading Grief and the Parental Guilt Trip
Types of Therapy, Pros and Cons In my post Who Can I talk To About Child Loss, I discussed talking with a grief therapist, a support group, one’s friends, and G-d to find relief from the emotional turmoil one finds oneself after the death of a child. Now I’ll discuss the pros and cons of … Continue reading Therapy for Traumatic Grief
A Life Story Cut Short My husband and I attend a support group for bereaved parents. All of us had a child who passed away as an adult. One person mentioned that it’s very painful to watch her child’s friends growing in their careers, getting married, and moving on with their lives. Memories of her … Continue reading Is My Son Frozen in Time?