The new year is now upon us. For most people, anything that is new evokes a measure of excitement with possibilities, especially a new year.
But for those who have had to face the darkness of the death of their child, “new” can bring almost a panicked feeling, as if we are leaving our child behind. This especially applies to the new year for those who lost their child within the past year.
Podcast host, Laura Diehl, shares three things that going into a new year usually brings to bereaved parents, based on her own experience after the death of her daughter, Becca.
- We are reminded of our intense need for others to talk about our child
- We find ourselves with a new resolve to not leave our child behind and to find ways to honor their life
- We renew our desperate desire for feeling less pain and sadness in our grief
And to help you with that, Laura offers some suggestions to move you in that direction.
A new year can bring new hope, new light, new life and new possibilities. What is discussed in this podcast episode can help with something we cannot control – crossing over into a new year.
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