It would be unfair to other moms and dads who have lost a child to say that my “hurt” was worse than theirs.
It hurts to lose a child. Period.
I also can’t compare because I’ve only had a child die one way and that’s by suicide. And besides that, grief journeys are very personal experiences.
Loss from suicide is like no other loss
That I can say.
What’s different about suicide is that on some visceral level, I feel it’s a choice–that my son chose to leave this earth even though I was in it.
Intellectually, I know Charles killed himself because he felt the world would be … Read more...