Bereavement Stories
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Creating space where others can share their bereavement stories has been one of the goals of developing this website. Grief can be a lonely road. In this space you can share from wherever you are on the journey. Change your name and the names of others in your story if telling your story on the internet feels too public. Just getting your story out can be part of your healing.

On the grief journaling page, I quote Jamaica Kincaid, "I became a writer out of desperation, so when I first heard my brother was dying, I was familiar with the act of saving myself: I would write about him."

You can write about where you are at now, and then come back later and write updates from the comment section of your page.

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My Beloved One 
I lost my husband unexpectedly/suddenly and am not satisfied with answers I am getting. I know no matter what I will never get what I want but there are …

Losing my Mom means losing myself... 
I lost my Mom to a terminal illness on July 6th of this year! We had a year to say our good byes and I Love you's. She was my best friend, biggest cheerleader, …

My Lost Self 
Wen I was not quite one year old, a married couple asked what was then called the Child Welfare Department for a "needy child" to adopt. They imposed …

Deployment 
Deployment Assigned to a Navy patrol squadron, every 18 months, the whole squadron packs up and “deploys” to another country for 180 days. Iceland, …

Baby Denny  
My godmother's 16 month old baby loved the water.. he was a little water bug. Dawn( the mother) was on riding tractor cutting the grass and the father …

MY LOVE 
Andrew Keith Webster, age 40, departed this life Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at home. He was an avid fan of the the Philadelphia Flyers and the Philadelphia …

after my husband died 
my husband had an affair 20 years ago, we came through it after a while and never talked about it again, excepy to throw out the odd remark. it wasnt until …

MY LIFE WITH AND WITHOUT EDWARD RAUSCHER.... 
MY LIFE WITH MY HUSBAND EDWARD HAS NOT BEEN EASY ..I TIRIED TO SAVE HIM MANY TIMES FROM MANY PROBLEMS HE HAD HIS MOM LEEVING HIM WHEN HE WAS 13 AND THEN …

My Hero and Best Friend!! 
My phone rang a little before 4 am Friday morning, December 30, 2011. The voice on the other end said "Terri it's Mom...I think your Dad is dead". I can't …

friends for 40 years-lover for 5 months 
My marriage was at a dead end after 26 years, but I put up with it until I found my husband was having a relationship. He was out of town on another of …

Jasons Story By C. Cox 
My son Jason Ashby Cox was killed on April 6, 2011. He had gotten home from work around 3:15pm, and drove his dad around looking for a new truck for his …

TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHY 
In the past three years I have endured losses more than one person should have to. In Oct.2008 I lost my step father to heart failure (this was the third …

My First Week after the Cleansing Process 
After my daughter's burial, as it's customary I wore a black cloak and head scarf, for mourning. In a way it is supposed to help me face the reality of …

My Little Flower 
My little baby Mbali (which means flower) passed away 2 months ago after a battle with Lupus Syndrome. She was only 2yrs old, but such a bubbly little …

if only 
Has any one out there ever lost a loved one through epilepsy? I say "If only" because i know that if I had been there i could so easily have saved …

tell him to wait for me 
I am very sad and lonely after my partner died recently in April of this year. I am now 33 weeks pregant with our baby and i miss not sharing the joy and …

My preciouse Daddy <3  
My Daddie died four years ago I was 11 years old I miss him soo much he was overweight and died of a heart attack I didn't get to say goodbye to him …

The Prize by C.J. Couvillion 
My son Stephen Couvillion died unexpectedly on April 25th, 2010, in Philadelphia, PA. He was a 29-yr old graduate student at Temple University at the …

Multi-dimensional 'Stages'  
"All the world's a stage", as I slide silently- and sometimes in bombastic anger!- from one to the next- acting out my new found freedom and rage. It is …

A Father's Love 
My parents separated when I was 7 and I lost a lot of contact with my Dad at that time, but I was fortunate to reconnected with him later on in my life. …

Crying 
I need a safe place that I can tell my story. My Mother died 8 months ago and I'm still crying. Everyone seems to judge me because of the crying. They …

brother 
My brother died unexpectedly 3 weeks ago. I keep asking my self when will the tears go away? The first few days i kept hoping that i would get a phone …

Mom  
My Mother passed away nearly 6 months ago and I'm still having a hard time with everything. I don't cry as often but I still have my bad days. I go to …

missing my daughter 
my daughter had a perscription drug problem. she was 26yrs. 3-13-83 1-11-10. she has 2 kids zoey 6yrs macy 4yrs. her name was ashley. she died of a drug …

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ANGEL 4 EVER 
My daughter Angel was taken home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on August 4, 2009. She was 22 years old my only daughter and my oldest child. She …

Christmas without dad 
We went Christmas shopping today, We got a few things for mum to wrap up and keep her occupied; But even shopping was upsetting as we didn't have dad …

let it begins! 
This feeling is within me each and every day and night. Am living like a slave of pain and formidable should i blame my creator? should i blame my mind …

The priest wore white socks and a robe 
The Priest wore white socks and a robe I have thought about this a thousand, no more than a million times over and over in my head and cannot believe …

The Sudden Loss of My Husband 
My husband was killed just over seven weeks ago in a car crash caused by speed and dangerous driving by the other driver. I feel that I am not coping and …

My son forever 21! 
The phone call came at 5.38am on Jan. 6th 2010. The ringing on the cell woke me instantly.. "call from Tonya mobile" I grab my cell and said hello only …

August 28, 2008 
I am writing this as if I were telling a detailed story, it's the only way I know how to express, so one can feel what I feel. "In the morning." Those …

Jill--Amy's Mom 
My daughter Amy was killed in a auto accident 7 years ago. She was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by one of my nieces. My niece was driving a little …

Momma's Story 
I wrote this poem after my Mom passed away, A lot of things were going through my head, didn't really understand why, I finally realized, I need to write …

What just happened? 
Today is Tim's birthday. He would've been 59. I miss him terribly. July 4, 2007 I had a feeling Tim wasn't feeling well. I offered to take him to …

Why? 
I was engaged in 1992 to a wonderful man. He was a bit skittish on finally getting married, but we did set a date for 2003. In Sept of 2002 he went to …

What's Left Unsaid 
George died 7 months ago. He was my husband for 38 years, but my ex-husband for 4 months (not my choice). He fell 50 ft down a mountain side whilst on …

This is not easy. 
It is now just over 4 months since my father died and I am struggling inwardly. I am coping outwardly and getting on with all that has to be done in life …

My Daddy 
My Daddy was my heart. He was the kindest, gentlest person on earth. Everyone loved him dearly. He had congestive heart failure. He left this world …

The other half of me 
THE OTHER HALF OF ME September. A month when good things are supposed to happen. Autumn. Holidays. Glowing evenings. Bright colours and warm Indian …

My Journey of Grief..... 
My name is Brenda. I lost my dad two years ago, due to cancer. My journey has been very hard, very overwhelming, with an engulfing current that has taken …

Six deaths in 9 months, and another imminent 
On June 28, 2012 an old work friend of mine committed suicide. Ten days later my father died; eight days after that, another friend died. Three months …

My mom died of suicide. 
3 Years ago on June 7,2010 my mom died. She killed herself. It's been three years now, it still hurts. Not as bad but it does. I miss my mom. Her name …

My Life Gone in Six Weeks 
Just a year out from cancer surgery and chemo, I lost my 23 year son and only child, Chris, under suspicious circumstances. He died of a gunshot wound …

My darling husband, Randall. i've lost to much 
1 year and 4 months ago I lost my husbands mother and aunt in a car accident, I loved my mother in law dearly. a drunk driver caused their death. It were …

I want my husband back  
Hi my name is Cynthia I'm 22 yrs old it all started around 9 pm on a Thursday I wasn't feeling good and my husband asked me if I wanted to go out for dinner …

The Perfume Bottle 
The perfumes were almost grouped by the decades, the tin of Patchouli and small bottle of Jovan Musk Oil from the 70’s. The midnight blue bottle of …

Wild Flowers 
Wild Flowers I grew up playing in a large field next to a cemetery. I would bring my mother endless handfuls of flowers that I had found in the fields …

I miss mom 
My mom passed away seven years ago. every day i think of her and miss her so very much. I did'nt think my mom was that sick. I wish oh how i wish i would …

hi 
i lost my girlfriend suddenly last yr, she was the love of my life and i truly felt loved from her, the pain was like nothing ive ever felt before,and …

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Victor L Baldwin; My very best friend! 
I lost my husband to Leukemia on April 6, 2012. Even though we knew it was coming, we always hoped for the best outcome. But nothing can prepare you for …

The loss of my 'best friend' my Mother... 
My Mother went to be with Jesus and dance gloriously with the Angel's on September 8th 2012. Mother, I will miss you with all of my heart and soul although …

A hole in my heart 
Where can a Mom begin? How do you put into words the awe and love a Mothers heart holds? On June 9,1965, my little Eric was born, ....born to a Mom …

i lost my daughter mariam at age 18 
I WAS BLESSED WITH 3 KIDS I HAVE 2 BOYS AND A GIRL I WAS BLESSED WHY BECAUSE GOD GIVE MY A BOY WHO WAS FINE AND THAN HAD A DAUGHTER WITH DIABTETES TYPE …

Gage's story continued 
For my next appt i had to make it for five weeks bc me and my family were going on vacation to Illinois to visit my mother in law. I had no problems that …

I will never forget you 
My wife was only 31 years old when she died of menigitis. She was only ill for only three days and nobody had any idea of the seriousness of her illness, …

Letting Go Does Not Mean Forgetting - Jenny Kander 
I joined a support group called Compassionate Friends, and I got this article from the newsletter they send to members. It really touched me, so I thought …

Dearly Loved, Dearly Wanted 
I was pregnant with our second child. Our first Pregnancy went so well, with no battles to speak of, nothing out of the normal, we have a beautiful baby …

The Final Goodbye The One I Never Got To Say 
my husband and i were going thru alot of things physically, and mentally, he supposedly inherited a home and we saw it as afresh start, instead his mother …

As a Son, As a Student, As a Soldier, As a Father and to end as a Friend 
As a Son, I did not do much to my beloved father. I realized it only after he had gone for ever. He had shouldered me for night show movies till my age …

Sharing Sheldon 
December 30,2010 my husband and I had went to bed around 9pm. Shortly after falling asleep we were woke by the phone ringing. Why is it that when the phone …

My journey 
My Dad died nearly two ears ago and I am struggling through this journey. So I have started to blog to see if that will help me accept the reality and …

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