Losing an adult son
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Red - posted on 07/13/2016
Yes, they were 11 and 13 when he died and are now in their 40's. Both have good jobs, stable families and are Christians. The younger one, a boy, seemed to block much of his grief until recent years with the older, a girl, openly grieving her dad's loss. After my brother's kids were grown, I ran across a hand written essay he had written as an assignment in high school that included pic from his childhood. I added more pictures and made a photo album for my mother. I then made 2 copies for his children and they were very healing to them. Sounds like your grandkids are younger so I would suggest making a simple one for each of them to carry around even now. .This is an article titles "How to help your child grieve: http://bit.ly/1QmmTJx It might be helpful to you. Bless you for being so supportive to your daughter-in-law when I know you are hurting so much, too. Continuing to pray for you!
Andrea - posted on 07/13/2016
Thank you, my husband and I have been living with our daughter in law since our sons death. We are covering her and the children with love. Did your brothers children do ok? Our grandchildren are so young. Thank you for your words.
Red - posted on 07/12/2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I have not walked in your shoes but my brother died when he was 39 and that was 20 years before my mother died so I saw the profound effect it had on my mother. I encourage you to seek counseling to help you move through the steps of grief and not get stuck as she did. One thing I wished we had done differently was try to maintain more closeness with his wife. We stayed very close to his two children but, looking back, didn't always include her. I think it was partly because seeing her without him was such a reminder that he was gone from this earth. I know everyone in your family is hurting. I am praying for you this evening and asking God to hold you in His arms and give you rest and peace.
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