Thursday, January 21, 2010

Universal Loss

Over the last week I have been reading stories and seeing pictures of the devastating earthquake that hit on January 12, 2010 in Haiti. Parents have lost their children, and children have lost their parents. Seeing the pictures of parents sobbing and reading about children that were injured or deceased shows that it really doesn’t matter how your child dies, how your child gets hurt, where your child lives or how old your child is…the grief and pain of losing a child is something that all bereaved parents have in common. A parent’s need to protect their child is engrained in each and every one of us. No matter where we are from or what the circumstance.

The pain of losing a child is universal. Grief, however, is just yours.


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