I read this today during my lunch break (now actually) and had to go to the bathroom to cry my eyes out for a bit. I found it so true that it resonated through to my soul.
Silent Grief – Child Loss Support (Found on Facebook)
If you lost an arm or a leg, people would notice and would be asking you all of the time how you’re getting along. I doubt they’d tell you to just get over it, move on, and “God needed one more arm or leg in heaven so he took yours.” Why can’t people “see” when child loss occurs that a large part of our heart has been cut off — half of our heart is missing! If only others would acknowledge that, and sincerely ask, “How are you doing? I’ve been thinking about you so much, and hurt with you.” Just validating the loss of our child would mean so much! We don’t need criticisms, judgements, or lectures on how fast we should be moving on. Just show some genuine love and care — that would go a long way with parents of child loss!