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Parents of lost babies and potential of all kinds: come here to share the technicolour, the vividness, the despair, the heart-broken-open, the compassion we learn for others, having been through this mess — and see it reflected back at you, acknowledged and understood.

Thanks to photographer Xin Li and to artist Stephanie Sicore for their respective illustrations and photos.

ttc | pregnancy | birth after loss > Tw:Suicide, grieving other’s losses

My husband’s friend died by suicide a couple of days ago, and I learned this morning that his girlfriend also died by suicide this morning. I am grieving with their friends, and in a way, grieving with their parents, their siblings too, as my husband’s brother died from an overdose 2 years ago and is buried alongside my son Francis. This feeling is bringing me back to the early days, the confusing, helpless grief. My perspective has changed, and I feel this on such a deep level now. I just needed to reach out.
July 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAllison
So sorry this was accidentally posted on the wrong board!!
July 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAllison
Allison- I'm so sorry for all this loss. I found myself sitting in a coworker's funeral a few years ago (about a year after we lost our baby boy) and it all came flowing back. She was about fifty years old, and died very suddenly from flu complications. I found myself watching her mother throughout the funeral, who looked to be about eighty, and imaging the similarities and differences between what we both went through.

Sending you love during this time.

xoxo
July 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAbby