grieving parent is someone who will never forget their child no matter how painful the memories are.
grieving parent is someone who yearns to be with their dead child but cannot conceive leaving their living ones.
grieving parent is someone who has only part of a heart as the rest of it is buried with their child.
grieving parent is someone who begs for relief from the memories which plague them and then feels guilty when they get it.
grieving parent is someone who pretends to be happy and enjoying life when they really are dying inside.
greiving parent is someone who holds the lives of their remaining children as the most precious gift they have.
grieving parent is someone who can cry or laugh at the drop of a hat whenever they remember their beloved child.
grieving parent is someone who feels as if they just lost their child yesterday no matter how much time has passed.
grieving parent is someone who fears for their remaining family because they cannot bear to have any more loss.
grieving parent is someone who sits by their childs gravestone and feels a knife stabbing their heart.
grieving parent is someone who wants to help others who have lost loved ones because somehow their loss is theirs all over again.
~ Judy Skapik ~
Fellow Travelers

Taken from the September 2004 issue of the
Tampa Bay Chapter of the Bereaved Parents of the USA















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