A Few Things I’ve Learned in the 10 Years Since Jason Died

Today, I am sharing Rebecca’s post about things she has learned in the 10 years since her son Jason died. It is nearly impossible to put into words what it’s like to live with losing a child. I found what she has written to be one of the most coherent and powerful expressions I have come across and I thank her for sharing it. It is not easy to open up like this but in so doing, it can help everyone to a better place of support and understanding.

Grief: One Woman's Perspective

As the ten-year anniversary of Jason’s death approaches, I’ve been thinking about some of the things I’ve observed, learned, or experienced in the last ten years and thought I’d share a few from my perspective as bereaved parent. I have posted about some of these before, but they are worth repeating. (As with all posts, these are strictly from my perspective as an individual bereaved parent and should in no way be construed as rigid, representing other bereaved parents, or “one size fits all.” I do, however, hope that my perspective can bring some insight or understanding.)

You can survive the death of a child. I think this is one thing about which I still marvel. I thought Jason’s death would kill literally kill me. I didn’t think I could live without Jason. I didn’t want to live without my boy. I wanted to die. But, one breath at…

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