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I’m Sorry if I…

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I’m sorry If I seem distant I’m sorry If I am quiet I’m sorry If I don’t smile like before I’m sorry If I like to be alone I’m sorry If I sleep in my son’s room I’m sorry If I don’t want to be with others I’m sorry If I would rather stay home […]

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What to Say to a Grieving Parent

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Hello everyone! Many of you may have read a previous article discussing, What Not to Say to a Grieving Parent. I felt it may help you when sharing a conversation with a grieving parent. I know how uncomfortable it can be for you to have a conversation with one of us. We have covered what not to say, […]

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What Not to Say to a Grieving Parent

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  This is a subject I should’ve discussed months ago. I know it has crossed many of your minds as well as mine! Trust me! Grieving parents are as awkward around others as we are to them. Isn’t that funny? Sometimes I stop in my tracks from a question I get asked and don’t know […]

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Grief Books

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I have read several books on grieving the past few months that have helped me tremendously through this process. There is so much to learn and make yourself aware of so you are prepared for the ups and downs of emotions. Losing a child makes these processes much more complicated so I truly encourage you to familiarize yourself with the emotions […]

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Daily Inspirational Thoughts

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Arriving in heaven, need I say more… Grief is like living two lives. One is where you pretend everything is alright, and the other is where you silently scream in pain. I miss your voice, I miss your smile, I miss your laugh, I miss your smell, I miss your jokes, I miss everything about […]

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5 Stages of the Grieving Process

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Every person is respectfully unique and personal when they grieve the loss of a loved one. Coping with the loss of a child is the most devastating experience a parent can fathom. No parent should ever out live their child. Understanding the stages can help an individual understand the emotions that can and will surface. […]

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You Can Expect

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When a parent losses a child, their life is turned upside down. Days are long and lonely. No parent is ever prepared for this horrific loss. Through my personal journey, it is helpful to listen to what other grieving parents are experiencing or have experienced.  Some of the experiences I have read about I can understand but […]

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About Me – February 7, 2018

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  About Me February 7, 2018 My name is Kristy Laurel. I live in a small town 20 miles south of Houston, Texas and 30 miles north of Galveston Island. I have lived in Texas all my 46 years of life. I am currently a Registered Nurse and share my nursing career between a traumatic […]