When a child dies…

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for which has been your delight”. ~ Kahlil Gibran.

At times the pain and feelings of desolate loss is overwhelming.  I know it is because I loved Vic so much.  I am grieving because I miss my child, the mother of my grandchildren, my friend.  I miss drinking endless cups of tea…. sometimes laughing and sometimes weeping.

I have grown used to not constantly checking my text messages when I sit in meetings.  I have actually forgotten my phone at home on two occasions.  I miss the countless phonecalls, finding little notes everywhere…. a soft kiss on the forehead.

When a parent dies, you lose your past; when a child dies, you lose your future. – Anonymous




16 thoughts on “When a child dies…

  1. My God, that bit about checking your text messages… Tersia, that really brought it home. I so so am sorry what you’ve been through.


  2. Thank you for the warm visit, for the appreciation you showed on my bereft poem and the Lessons from my 30s. I am teared up. I read your description of V’s passing. Sigh. I vowed never to say “I’m sorry” to one who will never shake the grief. My words could never reach their pain. I wish I could just hug and cry with you.


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