Category: Bereavement

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When Life Isn’t Fair

By Guest Blogger Molly Kramer March 18, 2012. Nearly 38 weeks pregnant with our second child, I was frantically packing the hospital bag that I had been putting off for...

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How Do We Help Our Children Cope with Loss?

By Rebecca Nagaishi It feels like tragic events are jumping off the pages of our newspapers these past few weeks. Headlines of young drivers and passengers killed in...

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Hopeful Holidays – Balancing Grief and Joy

By Guest Blogger Cheri M. Timmons, LCSW (Heartstrings®, Inc.) The holidays are considered a time of excitement and joy. But for families whose lives have changed...

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Make Plans to Walk for Remembrance & Hope

By Guest Blogger Annie Vorys, Heartstrings Director of Advancement For the past ten years, hundreds of Triad families have gathered at Triad Park on the second Saturday...

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The Goodness of Grief

By Debbie Wilkins “Don’t make me a single mom. You know I couldn’t handle it.” This was the phrase I always told my husband Aaron before he’d go on camping...

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Your Parents Are Still Living: What You Can Do Today

In our lifetimes, we will all have different crosses to bear. The way we handle them and the way we survive those challenges will make a difference in our own lives and...

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Our Story of Love and Loss

By Cherie Brewer I met the love of my life on September 15, 2000. I was at my dad’s high school for their homecoming football game. My cousin’s wife had begged me to...

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How To Help A Friend Who Has Suffered A Loss

The most difficult part of giving support to a friend who has suffered a loss is that everyone grieves differently. Some people want to be alone, others want to be with...

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Turning Tragedy Into Hope

By Michelle Boyte On Good Friday, April 9, 2004, my husband, Cory and I welcomed Lillie into our family of three. Along with sister, Hannah, Lillie was a special...

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Ways to Remember and Honor Loved Ones Who Passed Away

By Anne Powers Many of you read my blog in December about spending my first Christmas without my Grandmother.  Even though she passed away in August, I find that my...