When our child dies, most of us don’t believe we can find our way out of the darkness, much less have a life with meaning or purpose again.
Or if we believe it is possible, we don’t know how to get there.
That is one of the purposes of Grieving Parents Sharing Hope (GPS Hope). We are here to walk with parents through the suffocating darkness of child-loss, guiding them to a place of hope, light and purpose.
Host, Laura Diehl, recently heard Glen Lord teach a workshop titled Finding Your Direction Again. It was so good that she invited him on the podcast to share it with the listeners.
Be sure to grab paper and pen, as you will be asked to pause the podcast to write some things down as Glen takes you through some practical steps of finding purpose and meaning after the death of your child.
Glen Lord was on the fast track to accomplishing his goal of being a CEO of a fortune 500 company. The death of his son, Noah, in 1999 put brakes on the life he had so carefully planned. As Glen sought a new path, he realized that there was a need for genuine, accurate grief information. This realization, plus his extensive business experience, fueled the founding of The Grief Toolbox and creation of the Walking Through Grief® program, both offer a community of grief resources around the world and a marketplace of grief and memorial products. Glen is past president of the national board of directors of The Compassionate Friends. He is a sought after keynote, inspirational presenter and workshop leader.
David Hector Toledo was born on September 5 and is forever 41.
Francesca Anne C. Agravante was born on September 6 and is forever 8 years old.
Brady Keith Herbert was born on September 7 and is forever 30.
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The special song written for our children’s birthdays I Remember Well can be heard here. (It is the song that plays in the background of the birthday segment.)
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Remember to Hold On Pain Eases; there is HOPE.
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Grieving Parents Sharing Hope (GPS Hope) is here to walk with parents through the darkness of child-loss, guiding them to a place of hope, light and purpose.
It is a safe place for anyone who has lost a child from this earth. There is no shame or judgement in where you are in this journey, including if you are struggling in your relationship with God or your faith has been completely shattered.
To have Laura come and speak or sing at your event, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.