July is a very special month
Posted by: Steve Hardwick
Date: Jul 17 2021 9:33 AM
July Is Bereaved Parents Awareness Month
Today I had this floral arrangement placed at the Angel Of Hope for Bereaved Parents Awareness Month.
“Many people would agree that there is nothing as heart-wrenching as losing a child. July is International Bereaved Parents Month, a time to support friends or loved ones who have lost a child. Whether the loss was recent or decades ago, the pain experienced by parents who have lost a child never fully goes away. Many families find ways to honor the child they have lost, such as through foundations and scholarships. Those endeavors often help the family members cope as well as leave a legacy for themselves and their child.
Two national organizations may be of help: Bereaved Parents USA and The Compassionate Friends. Each of these groups can help grieving parents and other family members during a time of loss and thereafter through support, understanding, encouragement, and hope. Search for local chapters of these organizations on their respective websites.
There is also an online grief support group where people can talk to other parents going through the same hardships and struggles. Visit http://forums.grieving.com.
If you are grieving the loss of a child or loved one, don’t be afraid to seek help, to talk to people who understand and relate to what you’re going through. And, if you know someone who has lost a child or loved one, take time during this special month, Bereaved Parents Month, to encourage, support, and help any way you can.”
Wiregrass Angel Of Hope