Child Loss: Helpful Tips for Interacting With Bereaved Families
Five Practical Ways to Support a Grieving Parent
Seven Helpful Ways to Support a Friend or Loved One Through Grief – by Patricia Hung (a police officer whose 14-year old daughter was murdered)
Support Net – Care for the Family (look under the Bereavement and Loss section for printable pdf documents)
Six Things Never to Say to a Bereaved Parent – Still Standing Magazine, Surviving child loss and infertility
Quite by accident I found the wonderful review you wrote of my book A Friend in Grief: SImple Ways to Help. Thank you so much. I would love to put it on my website and attribute it to you. Please let me know if that is OK with you. If so, would you send me a copy as a WORD document so it looks right on the website (www.afriendingrief.com)?
You mention that we live near each other. David and I are in Fairview. Where do you live?
I look forward to hearing from you,
All the best,
Thank you so much for finding my website and for your kind comments. You have written a wonderful, helpful book. I will send a WORD copy of my review to you later today (when I get home from work as I am just heading out the door). Yes, we do live close; we also live in Fairview. Sometimes it amazes me what a small world we live in!!
Thanks, Becky. I look forward to getting it.
When I was young in the early 1970’s, my father would take me fishing and hunting with him in Wyoming. We spent lots of time around LaBarge Wyoming. On Sundays, as we drove along beautiful rivers and streams near the Salt River Range and the Wyoming Range, my dad always found ‘The Singing Knudsens’ on the radio. I believe it was KMER, the radio station out of Kemmerer. We thought you guys were great. I remember thinking how brave you must have been to sing on the radio. I think about those times a lot because I was very close to my father. Those were such incredible times. I was just thinking about LaBarge, my dad, and listening to the Singing Knudsons. I searched the internet and found you here. I have three sons of my own now. I was truly heartbroken when I read your story. I can not imagine losing one of my boys. I wonder if I could even survive it. You and your family will always be very special to me. I wish happiness and love to you and your family always. Thank you for bringing much to mine.
Thank you so much, Peter, for finding me and for taking the time to write such a wonderful tribute. It feels amazing for our family and the radio broadcasts so long ago to be a part of such special memories of wonderful times with your dad. Your words are a wonderful encouragement to me.
I remember at the memorial service in LaBarge after Dad died when people stood up to tell how he had impacted their lives in ways we never could have imagined. We got letters from total strangers who had heard him on the radio. We just never know how our lives are going to impact or intersect with others, do we?
Once again, thank you!
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Dear Becky, My wife and I lost 3 kids to a drunk driver in 2007. We started a support group on Facebook for victims and one for survivors of drunk and impaired driving. We have a public page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/AVID-Advocates-For-Victims-of-Impaired-Driving/286771661479075
I stumbled on your website and have been reading over your story. With what I have seen of your website, your positive attitude and support shown to others; you would be a great asset to our support group. I look forward to speaking with you again.
Hi Becky, First of all I want to tell you how very sorry I am for the loss of your beautiful son. We lost our 34 year old son Michael Christmas Day 2017. I died that day too. It has taken a year of therapy, searching, prayers, and friends to get me back to life. I’m again staring at another loss, as my husband is in the last phase of Early on-set Lewy Body Dementia, and was just put on hospice. But there is something different about it this time. Michael, like your son, was here one day and not the next. Phil has been sick for a while, but this grief has been complicated by the death of Michael. Michael was such an extraordinary person, lots of friends, and touched so many people, and continues too even in death. It has been both difficult and wonderful to see how his death continues to touch lives and change lives. I’m not sure why I’m writing this but felt compelled to reach out to you. I have been searching for ways to honor Michael, I started an etsy store DIY4Charity and a portion of the sales goes to Charity on his honor. I just made my first donation this last week.
I can offer comfort if you ever need to talk.
I also have a website on WordPress http://www.heartbreakinglove.com and you are always welcome to leave me a message if you need to talk.
Bless you in your journey