Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Capture Your Grief: Day 5 and 6

Day 5: Journal

I began keeping a journal shortly after losing Gage.  Journaling was very therapeutic for me.  My journal was a place I could write anything and everything down.  Gage and the circumstances surrounding his death consumed my entire life and I didn't always feel like I had someone I could talk to.  I am glad that we are able to provide journals in each one of the kits that we donate to families who suffer the loss of a child.

Day 6: Books

I read Heaven Is For Real shortly after Gage died.  Once I started reading I couldn't lay the book down until I had completed it.  The book comforted me and I felt even more hopeful and confident about where my baby was.  I even read the version written for children to my other kids.  I looked for ways to make them understand death at such a young age but found it difficult.  It is hard enough to have to deal with death as adults but I hate that my other kids have suffered such a great loss at such a young age.  I'm glad that they still speak about Gage often but wish I could have helped them understand earlier.  Does anyone know of any good books about death geared toward small children? #captureyourgrief #whathealsyourheart

Capture Your Grief is a mindful healing project for anyone who is grieving the death of a baby or child of any age or gestation. If you are not grieving the death of a child but a loved one and would like to raise awareness for the bereaved parents community, we welcome you to take part as well to help us spread the word about our community. For more information visit CarlyMarie Project Heal at  http://carlymarieprojectheal.com/2014/09/capture-your-grief-2014.html


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