One person can't tell another how to handle their own grieving process because each parent and each child are unique....
which makes each and every loss unique. I pray by all of us sharing our different ways of working through our personal grief,
we will be able to piece together parts to continue helping ourselves and each other with one of the most difficult things
life will ever throw our way.....the death of our child/children. If we refuse to remember our beloved children because the
memories hurt, then we would miss some of the wonderful moments we shared with them over the years they blessed our lives.
I will always continue to thank God for allowing JJ and Michele to bless my life for the years they were here. The
hard part is not being able to spend time with them except through the cherished memories they left behind and spending time
with their beloved children. I loved them deeply and I will always deeply miss them but I have faith in the Lord to continuously
provide the strength needed to survive this and anything else the world sends my way by counting my blessings instead of my
The Broken Chain
We little knew that morning that
God would call your name.
In life we loved you dearly;
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you did not go alone;
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories,
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.