Bereaved Grandparents: Heavy
When the tragic loss of a baby occurs, attention for care and support is often given to parents, as where grieving grandparents may often be forgotten about. Their hearts are heavy and sad not only for the loss of their precious grandbaby, but also for the pain their children are enduring from such tragedy. Bereaved grandparents deserve to have a network for support during such trying times. Many times they take on the responsibility of caring for their adult children's needs for comfort as they grieve; yet, grandparents are in need of similar comfort. I applaud all grandparents that have given their whole hearts to their children that have experienced a loss. My only hope is that more support becomes readily available to such devoted people. They deserve a voice!
My mom has been extremely supportive for me, since I lost my son, Charles. I can't ever thank her enough for all she has done and has continued to do in her grandbaby's memory and honor. I know it has been a long and difficult road for her...for both of us. I'll always be here for her even if she just needs a warm hug. We will always grieve the loss of our Charles. We will forever miss him.
Charles' Grandma wrote the following letter to him. It was our first Christmas without Charles:
If you know of an organization that offers support to grieving grandparents, we would like to know. Please contact KotaPress with information to such organizations. The following are some links to sites that offer support for bereaved grandparents:
for Grieving Grandparents:
BC~Support in British Columbia