This subject directly affects podcast host, Laura Diehl. Laura got pregnant her summer out of high school and her boyfriend walked out on her. Shortly after Becca was born, Laura struck up a friendship with a co-worker, which turned into love and a marriage proposal. Little Becca was two years old when Dave and Laura were married, and he adopted Becca as soon as he could legally do so.
All of us have extra layers of grief, based on our individual situations, and losing an adopted child definitely has them as well. Dave and Laura discuss some of these added issues that biological parents don’t deal with.
Please note: While it is impossible to compare our losses and grief, it can be helpful to hear from those who have a different loss than ours, such as a different age, a different way of death, or a parent who loses a child who was adopted.
Although this subject may not directly affect most bereaved parents, it is an important one to look at for those who are affected by it, whether directly or indirectly in the grief of losing a child.
Dave Diehl is retired from a career of over thirty years in IT. He is the co-founder of GPS Hope, doing all of the unseen technical support for the ministry. He also manages the itinerary and the finances. Dave wrote a chapter in Laura’s book When Tragedy Strikes, and ministers directly to grieving fathers around the nation as Dave and Laura travel in their home on wheels; a 38-foot motor home they lovingly call The Hope Mobile.
Justin Seehafer was born on Sept. 16 and is forever 28.
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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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