Category: Bereavement

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Coping with Grief During the Holidays

By Anne Powers I sat at the kitchen counter the Monday before Thanksgiving editing my Christmas card addresses. That’s when it hit me: Granny Stubbins would no longer...

A Moment of Silence

Written by the Moms on Main team Today we were supposed to upload a light-hearted blog written by Rachel, but it just did not seem right. Nor does it seem acceptable to...