Thinking of You

My Dear Friends. Losing a child is something that I can never contemplate. Sometimes I practice in my mind for the future – what would I do without my husband, or with the catching sorrow of losing another sister. I cannot and would not have those thoughts concerning my children and grandchildren. It is unthinkable. […]

…on the Birth of a Child

So many of you are looking for a letter to your new child, I am re-posting this. Dear Child of Mine, Since before your first breath you have been cherished. You were born into love. What a miracle you are. The grip of your tiny fingers fills me with joy that now rests in my […]

A Small Hope

None of us is immune.  Each of us can lie awake in the night wondering: “Could this happen to me?” “Will my child die needlessly?” “Is my child a killer?” My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.  My deepest wish is for comfort and nurturing for the Holmes family.  My concern […]

…on Recently Losing a Young Child

(NOTE.  This is one of a series of requested letters that will be posted under “Form Letters” for those of you who would like an idea or a template for a letter of your own. I get many requests for letters about losing children.  I feel inadequate to express others’ feelings on this.  It is […]