Losing a loved one is a very distressing and sad experience, particularly when it is one of your little ones. When you are a parent you feel it is completely unnatural to outlive your child, as it just doesn’t seem right. But unfortunately there are instances when this occurs.
Knowing hope best to deal with your own grief is what will help you get through such a challenging and difficult time. So there are some suggestions on what you can do to deal with your loss.
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Be Open and Willing to Talk
Sometimes you just want to spend time by yourself to be able to process your thoughts. But if you have loved ones around you, especially those that live with you, try to open up to them when you feel like talking. You might find that it is what you need to be able to talk openly and out loud to someone else so that you can process your thoughts and own grief.
Commemorate Your Little One
As a mother you are never going to forget your little one, ever. But it might be a nice idea to create a shrine at home for them using cuddly toys, photos and personal possessions that they might have worn. You can then have an area in the house where you can retreat to and pick up and smell their belongings when you feel you need to cherish those memories and keep their memory alive.
Get In Contact With a Professional
Processing and dealing with the grief of your little one is difficult enough without having to connect with a wrongful death attorney. But if their death was caused by medical negligence or due to the fault of someone else, then you will want to get justice for your little one. It is only right. It is not necessarily about the money that will motivate you but knowing that you are fighting for justice on behalf of your precious little one.
Look After Your Own Wellbeing
You might have other children that will rely on you to provide them with strength and to look after them. This might be a good distraction that you will need to help you process your grief. Though you might relish the distraction you do not want to forget to look after your own wellbeing too. So ensuring you eat healthily, get a good night’s sleep and get outdoors to do some exercise, such as a brisk walk will be beneficial to your physical and mental wellbeing.
This is a contributed post.
- A little (short to read, not many pages) book I really enjoyed after miscarriages and would give to friends and relatives who had miscarriages after my first one is, I'll Hold You In Heaven by Jack Hayford. It gives verses from the Bible and is very encouraging. Another great book for a longer read is, Safe In The Arms Of Jesus by Robert P. Lightner.With faith in Jesus there is amazing hope after the loss of a child.
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