I don’t know how to respond to the following notes posted on various message boards other than to say that I pray for you and offer you my sincere condolences and support. And I ask all readers out there to keep the following people in your prayers as well. I do believe in the power of prayer, and hope that all of you will feel some consolation and peace soon.
I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child, as I’ve read in several books and articles that grieving a son or daughter is the most difficult tragedy a person can endure. Maybe if there are many readers out there who have lost children, we could start a prayer circle on Beliefnet for those who have mourned the loss of their children.
I just lost a son 7 weeks ago and wish to join him. Is that normal in this stage of loss.–Vicki Moore
It is very normal and you will feel like that for some time. I know I have felt that way for close to the first 8 months of losing my only daughter. She was 7 months pregnant with her 2nd child and was celebrating her 30 th birthday when her and her husband were both killed in a car accident on their way home. Their 18 month old child survived the accident. I still don’t deal with this. It will be 2 years this month. I still want to deny this. –Carol
I feel I have been suffering with major depression due to the fact both of my children recently died and five days following my son’s death, my husband of 34 years divorced me. He has left me penniless and I am now indigent, which truly concerns me. I am trying to exchange fear for faith, but at times it is very challenging as I feel I need to just give up. –-Suzanne Hugueley
I am sorry for everyone that feels like this. I know how it is. I have lost my son, grandson and husband. I am disabled and have been trying to get help for years for social security but have been turned down. I think people today have no feeling for others. My mom always said help one another and I have. But now the shoe is on the other foot and everyone seems to leave you. I just feel so alone and sad all the time. I pray but I think he does not want to hear me either. I just want to wish everyone well and hope that you can pull thru this because I do not think I ever will. GOD BLESS. –Louise