From the Idea Garden – The Loss of a Child

The 17-year-old son of an acquaintance passed away from cancer on January 1. He began the new year with Jesus.

He embarked on a grueling three-year journey of surgeries, procedures, chemo, radiation, experimental tests and more. We had prayed for him. He would show progress and then get worse.

The entire time, his parents remained at his side.

I can’t imagine what it would be like to lose a child. The children in my life are healthy. However, there are parents out there who understand and know how to reach out to parents who are just beginning their passage through grief.

How can you reach out to comfort those parents? How did God comfort you? What did He teach you? Can you share your story in a personal experience piece? What can you offer in a how-to article? What kind of devotional can you write? Poetry? What can you write for children to help them cope with the loss of a sibling?

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Posted on January 3, 2013, in family relationships, grief, inspiration, writer's life, writing, writing ideas and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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