grief

Losing a family member is one of the most traumatic life events; Families must support one another to endure the five stages of grief and get through it together.

  • Anita Powell
    Published 3 months ago
    Going Home to Paradise

    Going Home to Paradise

    Going To God’s Paradise
  • Zoe Mize
    Published 4 months ago
    This Feels Like Drowning

    This Feels Like Drowning

    This feels like drowning. My head is light and my breathing is shallow but steady. Is this what it’s like to die?
  • Valor Gosch
    Published 4 months ago
    Charcoal

    Charcoal

    “His skin was black as charcoal”—that's what my Mom used to say about my brother, I was light skinned compared to him, which was funny because I really wasn't that light skinned, but standing next to him you could see a difference. His nose was broad and strong. He reminded me of those warriors my dad showed us in his comics. His eyes were a beautiful dark brown and his teeth white and pearly, almost perfect.
  • Chantell Schulz
    Published 4 months ago
    If Only

    If Only

    If only… I had been there a moment sooner. It’s my fault, there’s nothing that can be done now. Her lifeless body dangles effortlessly from the noose that creaks from time to time. You can see the cut she made in her throat with the knife that now lays on the ground. The noose obviously was too slow for her and she wanted a quicker death. My eyes meet hers as I stare into her empty vessel. I wonder what it’s like to see your empty body while you float away to a paradise beyond imaginable. The only thing I want for my sister is for her to be in a better place. She was suffering from major depression, but this wasn’t the way for her to die. Out of the many ways to end her life here on Earth, she chose to kill herself. I break my stare and I look down at the ground. It’s too much to bear. Water starts forming on the inner corners of my vibrant blue eyes. Choking down the screams that want to escape; I collapse onto my knees. It’s getting harder to breathe, everything is blurry. My pants are getting drenched, but in what? My eyes venture to my curiosity of the wetness I am feeling on my legs. Red… all I see is red. Then it hit me… I’m sitting in my sister’s blood. Fear floods my brain, but I’m paralyzed, I am too stunned to move. Everything I have kept bottled up inside me now rushes out of me like a dam that has just been open. My blood curdling screams fill the empty room. Over and over, my hands pound the ground, making the blood splash all over me. Tears fall to the ground.
  • Stefania Enriquez
    Published 4 months ago
    My Journey of Loss

    My Journey of Loss

    There is no real secret to it, and everyone deals with it in a different way. But at the end of the day, everyone has or will have to go through this heartbreaking journey. I still am. It will almost be a year since my grandma had passed away. Not a day goes by in which she doesn't cross my mind. June 22nd, two days before my birthday too. What I'm going to say is obviously not universal. Again, these tips may or may not work, it all depends on the individual. However, if I'm being honest, I wish I knew this during the first few days of feeling the true feeling of loss.
  • Eloise Morin
    Published 4 months ago
    Grief Is a Funny Thing

    Grief Is a Funny Thing

    Ten things losing my mum taught me:
  • Maurice Bernier
    Published 4 months ago
    Eulogy to My Favorite Baby Sister

    Eulogy to My Favorite Baby Sister

    Sunrise: August 15, 1963
  • Megan Caskie-Hefferman
    Published 5 months ago
    My Truths: Overcoming Grief, Loss, and Death

    My Truths: Overcoming Grief, Loss, and Death

    Hey! I hope everyone is having a lovely day!
  • Claire Raymond
    Published 5 months ago
    It Happened on Payday

    It Happened on Payday

    Anyone who’s ever looked at buying house knows how ridiculously expensive it is. And if you’re a millennial like me, then you’ll know it’s all your fault. But still it’s a sound investment so my wife and I decided to go for it. We couldn’t afford to save up whilst we were still paying full rent and bills so my mother-in-law very kindly suggested we move in with her whilst we save up.
  • Drea Williams
    Published 5 months ago
    My Friend

    My Friend

    My brother, he was my friend, my protector, father figure. When I lost him it felt like I lost everything, he passed away in September 2017. That day was the worst time of my life, it’s like I felt it. I felt it was coming, something inside me kept saying his name as I sat at my desk. I looked at his picture and just smiled. My mom called in the frantic, most hysterical mood that I have ever heard. All I remember are the words, “Marvin, your brother, my baby... gone."
  • Isaiah Blount
    Published 5 months ago
    Only the Strongest Survive

    Only the Strongest Survive

    Imagine waking up in a three bedroom home, with two older brothers and two older sisters. That was my life when I was enjoying my adolescent years. My brothers were always out and about, as well as my sisters. Being the baby of the family was pretty chill... but it gets pretty lonely even though we had both parents in the home I still felt a bit, lonesome, if I can say.
  • Ava McCoy
    Published 5 months ago
    24 Hours

    24 Hours

    It is every child’s fear; the loss of a parent. I don't think we lose that fear. I tried to push it aside often. The "what will I do? How will it feel? Will I survive it?"