Welcome to Hope for Grieving Mothers

If you are new to this club (that no one asked to join- the one where your child has died), it is best to start by going to the BOTTOM RIGHT and look at the "Pages" section. Under this section you will find resources for mothers who are grieving the loss of their child. Resources to help your children deal with grief are also grouped together.

Next, feel free to look at the "Blog Archives." There are many topics that you may have an interest in reading. As you girlies know, we now have Teflon brains and often cannot have the focus power that we have had in the past. Feel free to come here often and hopefully you will FEEL the loving support that me and other mamas are sending. Hopefully you will begin to see sparks of hope for your future...

Hugs... Pamela

Monday, April 18, 2016

Empathy and Hope

often become saddened and sickened when watching death create suffering for my friends.  

The following is part of a deep discussion that I had with a close friend this weekend. 

He stated "Death is a part of life.  I firmly believe that without it we couldn’t have everything that is also worth while- laughter, love, happiness. They are a package deal.

Our talks with grieving people are often very tiring.  Afterwards, I always feel better about humanity and myself after participating in one.  In the end, all of our things, all of our freedom, all of our material goods mean nothing in the moment when we or our loved ones go.  What matters is that we have lived and loved and with the grace of God have put our souls in order. The way to do that was lighted for us by Christ- and since then we have had need of no other light. This is why it is good to stand by and comfort a fellow human and in the process to be reminded of our own humanity and the importance of these final truths. 

There is hope, and I believe with certainty, that the way has already been lit for us.  

Those who go before us are waiting on the other side, and that they have been healed and made whole again."

Tonight, these words reminded me of our purpose and our future--  and our hope.  May we all have the courage to remain empathetic to the grievers of this world and continue to cry with them.  Thankful for every healing tear that I have shed... For they were gifted to us by our loving God.