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Condolence card, Sympathy Card -

If your reading this you have probably sat for quite a long time already trying to find the perfect words for a special sympathy card.  Thank you for opening your heart to offer support. While there is nothing you can do that can take their pain away, some words can offer more support than others.  However, finding the right words is tricky, you certainly don't want to offend someone who may not be feeling the same comfort that your coping mechanisms offer yourself.   Here are my 3 quick tips on writing a sympathy card- 1. Keep it short. If you...

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I don’t recall the colors or size. If it had fancy font, pop up designs or played music. We were about 5 days in to it all when the card came.

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My sons death had now reached every shadowed stubborn area of my brain. 

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collin fitzgerld, grieving grandma, loss of child, loss of grand child, weathered raindrop -

She was the first one I called after my husband proposed, after I went into labor and after calling 911, when our son was dying.  My mom.  Her calm voice had been the foundation in so many moments and that day she didn't fail to deliver the comfort I so deeply needed.  She had no real idea that my call that Collin, her first grandchild wasn't just hurt, but "really hurt bad" would turn our lives upside down and force our family to see each other at our very worst moments for a very long time.  As much as I...

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A child loss walk to remember one, the very next year we remember two.

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