Category: Writing and Poetry
The below poem and comments are from a bulletin posted by
Boey's mom Rachel.
A grieving parent is someone who will never forget their child no matter how
painful the memories are.
A grieving parent is someone who yearns to be with their dead child but cannot
conceive leaving their living ones.
A grieving parent is someone who has only part of a heart as the rest of it is
buried with their child.
A grieving parent is someone who begs for relief from the memories which plague
them and then feels guilty when they get it.
A grieving parent is someone who pretends to be happy and enjoying life
when they really are dying inside.
A greiving parent is someone who holds the lives of their remaining
children as the most precious gift they have.
A grieving parent is someone who can cry or laugh at the drop of a hat
whenever they remember their beloved child.
A grieving parent is someone who feels as if they just
lost their child yesterday no matter how much time has passed.
A grieving parent is someone who fears for their remaining family because they
cannot bear to have any more loss.
A grieving parent is someone who
sits by their childs gravestone and feels a knife stabbing their heart.
A grieving parent is someone who wants to help others who have lost
loved ones because somehow their loss is theirs all over again.
~ Judy Skapik ~
The harder we grieve is a reflection of the intensity and power of our deep
love for our chidren. It is painful but beautiful and healing at the same time.
Our children are in heavenly bliss waiting anxiously for our arrival. I hope and
pray you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior so you can be with
him and your precious child again..for eternity. What a glorious day that will be.
Nothing is more important in this world than experiencing and spreading the love
of God and our precious family. Our children are gifts from our heavenly father
and he expects us to teach them about his love by our love for them and others.
If you dont know Jesus, let the love you have for your child lead you to him. Your
child is the closest gift of pure heaven on earth, cherish them just like God cherishes you.
(Originally Posted Mar 3/08)