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Father’s Day

For many, Father’s Day can be difficult to get through if you have experienced the loss of your father.  I know from first-hand experience.  My son was 4 years old when his father died and I was 9 when my father passed.  What helped my son and I in the first few years was to …

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How God Blesses Broken Hearts

Greetings GHN members, The above title may be confusing to you at this time.  After all, you’re probably thinking, ‘My heart is broken in a million pieces over the loss of my loved one.  How can God bless that?’ I remember feeling that way for a while, myself.  But, I’ve been blessed to be a …

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Mother’s Day

For many of us, Mother’s Day is a difficult time to get through.  Especially, if you’ve lost your mother or wife that you had children with, recently or in the last few years.  It’s also a tough for mother’s who have lost a child or are struggling to have a child.  I’m blessed that my mother is …

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“How to get through grief and loss”

Hello GHN members, The attached article shares some helpful and effective steps on things you can do to help in your grief recovery.  My personal favorites are the advice to Rediscover Exercise – Movement of the body helps “unstick” your grief. And to Give Your Heart a Break – Try to allow yourself times of …

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Proud Parent alert!!!

Hello GHN members, It’s been my honor to help others navigate a path toward grief relief the past few years.  I guess one of the advantages of starting this site is to also to post a personal proud parent moment :)  My husband died when my son Michael was 4 years old.  I still have vivid memories …

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H.O.P.E. = Hold On Pain Ends

In the early days after my husband died, I remember desperately wanting to feel a sense of hope that my 4 year old son and I would survive the loss.  Feeling a sense of hope that I might begin to feel a little better tomorrow, is what got me through.  My goal for Grief Hope Network is to provide a little …

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Families grieve with news no passengers survived

Many people around the world, including myself have waited for daily updates on the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft since March 8th, 2014.  We also grieved with the loved ones of the 239 people on board when it was confirmed yesterday (17 days later) that the aircraft went down in a remote part of the Indian Ocean with no survivors.  …

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‘Living With Grief: A conversation between men’

Hello Grief Hopers! Attached is link to a YouTube video which is an excerpt from a 60 Minutes interview where actor Liam Neeson has a heart-to-heart with Anderson Cooper about living with grief after his wife died.  You may see additional excerpts of the interview there as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff7z6ujUB-A At Grief Hope Network, we recognize there …

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Beautiful love/grief quotes and Images

I found these and thought it would be nice to share them with you.  I hope they bring you comfort as they did to me. At Grief Hope Network, we recognize there are several ways to help you feel better in the grief recovery process. Many people don’t feel comfortable in sharing their feelings with …

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Finding Treasure in Darkness

Greetings Grief Hope Network Members, I hope you have been enjoying the recent posts of pastor Rick Warren’s 6 part series titled, “Getting Through What You’re Going Through.” He shares what he and his wife Kay have learned about the grief process after their son Matthew committed suicide earlier this year.  While her husband Rick …

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