There are not enough words to adequately describe the aching in our hearts.

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There are not enough words to adequately describe the aching in our hearts
Ryan Pollock
Tina Bern
Carey Bajorek
If you know of anyone in the Orlando area who might be able to help with this part of our National Conference, please use the contact number included in this post.
If you know of anyone in the Orlando area who might be
Michelle Logan
Do you agree?

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Catherine Fitts
Nancy Osten Fortier
Michelle Logan
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Save the Date! We are happy to announce that the TCF Chapter from Nashville, TN will be holding a Regional Conference on October 20th and 21st. Watch for further details in the coming months!

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Bee Kaye Whitfield
We are nearing June, the month where we typically think of graduations, weddings, and summertime activities. For many of us, these milestone happenings make us think of what we never got to experience with our own children, siblings and grandchildren who are gone too soon. We will feature some articles that speak to these events and hope that you may find them not only relatable and...
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We are nearing June the month where we typically think of graduations

Graduation Time - Compassionate Friends

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Susan Hinrichs
Susan Cole
Monica Robertson
To those who wonder why we who are bereaved gather together ...

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To those who wonder why we who are bereaved gather together
Dianna Reynolds
James Utley
Lyudmila Scearce
Share if you have a good friend like this.

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Share if you have a good friend like this
Leah Quinn Cates
JoAnn Hughes
Rebecca Carney
Tonda Kay Anderson
For those not sure what to say after someone's child, grandchild or sibling dies, just be available to listen.

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For those not sure what to say after someones child grandchild or
JoAnn Hughes
Kathy Layton Dye
Marsha Race Lohbeck
One of our Facebook friends has a very timely question that I am sure many of you have dealt with - please reach out to her:

"I have a question, to the parents— whose child passed away, before high school graduation: Was your child acknowledged, in his/her graduation ceremony?"
One of our Facebook friends has a very timely question that I
Lynn Clady
Cathy McBride Armato
Kim Garcia
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On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Gabrielle Doucet, author of Let Go & Let Love; Survivors of Suicide Loss Healing Handbook, and Judy Pedersen along with bereaved parent Daniel Abut from Hearts of Hope foundation regarding loss and how they have honored deceased family members.

Open To Hope TV

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No one should ever tell you that you should no longer be grieving.

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No one should ever tell you that you should no longer be grieving
JoAnn Hughes
Barry David Kluger
Melva Duhon
This quote from Mahatma Ghandi seems to speak to our continuing relationship with our children, siblings, and grandchildren who are no longer physically with us.

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This quote from Mahatma Ghandi seems to speak to our continuing relationship
Elizabeth Winter Chesley
Gerri Pettit
Judy Burdge
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Outward Bound Trip ***ONLY 5 MORE SPOTS REMAINING***

Hello Sibs,
I wanted to let you all know that TCF is collaborating with Outward Bound in a backpacking expedition through the Appalachian Trail in Baltimore, MD for a full 7 days. The details are as follows:

Location: Baltimore Outward Bound
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Address: 1900 Eagle Drive,...
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Outward Bound - Baltimore/Chesapeake Bay

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Elyse Wunschel
Explaining your feelings after losing a child, sibling, or a grandchild is often a lost cause because some emotions can never be understood unless they're lived.

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Explaining your feelings after losing a child sibling or a grandchild is
Suzy Q Goff
Mary Strenko
Marjorie Henderson Holloway
We ask our members if they have a question or thought to share with our FB page and they can share it here. They do that by private messaging us and then we will post the question or thought. You can tell us whether or not you wish to be anonymous or use your name.

So I am going to start here with a question that has been on my mind today: As a bereaved mother myself, I find that when...
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Martha Anderson
Pamela Kirk
After the death of their child, sibling, or grandchild, some of our members wonder how they will be able to survive.

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After the death of their child sibling or grandchild some of our
Laura Baldwin-Turko
Carol Obrien
Beth Mauch Chase
We are thinking of our beloved mothers on this day set aside in celebration of motherhood. Though a bittersweet day for those whose child is not present in the physical sense, we hope that you will be able to find some comfort in memories of the joy you felt when you first learned of their very existence; whether they lived into adulthood or sadly never took their first breath. We will keep...
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We are thinking of our beloved mothers on this day set aside
Betty Daugereaux LeBeouf
Carol Mary Looby OMahony
Mar Lewis-Johnson
A validating and well-said and written article on Mother's Day for our bereaved moms written in 2013 by TCF Executive Director, Alan Pedersen <3

She said “Mother’s Day is her worst day of the year.” “It’s awful; I can’t seem to find any joy on that day no matter what I do.” This year will mark the 4th Mother’s Day since her mom died, and the 2nd Mother’s Day she will be without her son and...
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A validating and wellsaid and written article on Mothers Day for our
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