Dear Bereaved Parent,

Life can be so harsh at times.

Sometime there are no words that can sooth that starkness. It hurts and we endure.

I remember times when I could not let anyone else in. I was enveloped by the pain.

To find my way back, I began to accept just the possibility that love would pull me through.

It did. Love from others, love for myself, and love for my child.

You’ll find your way. Hold on to that when you feel like you won’t.

With Love,

Mary Anne


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