Kids and Grief

I was reading a post recently of a fellow widow and it broke my heart. It broke my heart for her and her child and it broke my heart for my own children.

It is a fact that often when someone loses a spouse, they lose many people that were in their life pre-loss. I’ve written about this before and given my thoughts and perspectives as to why this might happen. But, quite honestly, it is just plain sad.

This woman made a post on her personal FB page stating that she was tired of people disappointing her child. Now, normally we save that sort of thing for our widow support groups where we can freely talk about things with people who truly understand. She was brave enough to just come out and say it. GOOD. FOR. HER.

People should know that their actions (or lack thereof) have real and damaging affects on children who have already lost so much. It’s hard enough for us as adults; children should not have to suffer so much loss.

Children who have lost a parent should be shown MORE love, not experience more loss.


Some might not like to hear that but they need to.

I’m gonna go ahead and leave this right here.


9 responses to “Kids and Grief”

  1. Thank you for sharing such important information and comfort! Best wishes!

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  2. Kids and Grief is real a issue many suffer in silence with little to no support from family, schools, close friends and even clergyman in the church. It can become very disappointing and you v


  3. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” Alexander Graham Bell

    The children need to be shown the “other” door, not dwell on the one that has closed, life does go on along with their heart, and yours… 🙂

    “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stopped the story.”
    ― Frank Herbert

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  4. Totally in agreement! Lots of love and positive vibes to all these kids💞

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  5. It is sad to hear this, but it is also the same for a divorcee. It does not seem important to some people you have and are going through extreme pain and so are the children. People are more worried about women in particular being a predator for their men. Their spouses are only special to them not everyone else. What happened to the good friendship with these people what has the widow or divorcee done to be shunned and their children too. You are right this is a time where more love and support are needed. Blessing to you Joni.

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    I agree with you wholeheartedly Joni. I feel sorry for this family and I am praying for them. 🙏


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