"No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear." ~ CS Lewis
Losing a child is devastating.
The emotional after-effects are life-changing.
This is true for those of us who have lost a child to SIDS or have had a miscarriage, or a stillborn child. We all know sadness. We all know helplessness.
We all know about despair.
It’s confusing and sad, but sometimes our own family and friends will try and minimize our loss by telling us that ‘we can have another child’, or that ‘we are young’, or that ‘the child was early in development’.
This never really helps.
It’s hard for people to see us in pain. We think that people sometimes say things because they don’t know what else to say. They feel uncomfortable with our sadness, so they try to make it go away.
Of course, we will cry and wonder.
The people at our centre understand this sadness. We understand because many of us have lived through the loss of a child.
If you, or someone you really love, need some support we’d love to talk with you.
Call us at 250-716-1633 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also text us at 250-714-2191 … but please be patient, we are a volunteer centre so it may take a little time for us to text you back.
Hoping we may walk with you through this valley.
All our services are free and confidential.