Strength in Grief

By: Rusty Ramsey, Full Circle Board Member Coping with grief and dealing with the loss of a parent is difficult, especially as a child. Elementary school aged children lack the foresight as to what lies ahead and instead focus on the moment. Time may heal all wounds, but as a child, time takes forever to pass, and…

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Passed but Present

By: Kali Newlen-Burden Twenty-two years, one month, and 20 days. That’s how long I was blessed with my mom’s presence. I wish I had more time, but it was more than enough to collect a lifetime’s worth of love and memories. I treasure a voice recording from my 22nd birthday where she poured out her heart…

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Bereaved Mothers Share Their Stories

Mother’s Day is a day of celebration for many, but should also be a time of acknowledging those women in your life who have experienced the loss of a child, or those who have had difficulty conceiving. They deserve and desire the recognition and love just like other mothers. Be there for them, listen to…

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We Need to Know You Remember Them

By: Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT I often am asked, by caring friends and family members, about the best ways to support an individual who is grieving the death of a loved one. I have a variety of practical answers, of course — like start a meal train, write them a handwritten note with your…

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Mother’s Day: Thinking of ALL mothers

By Carrie Schaeffer, LCSW, Perinatal Bereavement Services Manager Mother’s Day is quickly approaching as we settle into spring. The day is celebrated with flowers and picnics, homemade crafts and time spent together as a family. It is a day to honor and reflect on the sacred bond formed between a mother or mother-figure and her children.  For some,…

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