When our child dies, we are surrounded by family and friends who hurt with us, cry with us and pray with us. Some of them will sit with us, call to see if there is anything we need, and we often get a couple weeks’ worth of meals brought to our house.
Then 3 months, 6 months, 12 months later, it seems some of those same people either start avoiding us or start hinting that maybe it’s time to pull ourselves out of our grief pit and start to move on (or they outright tell us that).
In this episode, you will find out that as sad as this is, it seems to be “normal” for most of us who have lost a child. It is very hurtful when that happens, and can be quite discouraging, but I want you to also see that you can still have hope for deep, lasting friendships.
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