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While we are invisible and everywhere, some parents have shared their stories for those dark hours when no one is there to help or hold you. These resources are available for you on your own time, at your own pace, on your own couch.

Protecting students abroad
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Protecting students abroad
Grief, it doesn’t change in size…
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Grief, it doesn’t change in size…
Why would you allow this…
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Why would you allow this…
It’s a really tricky, tricky issue…
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It’s a really tricky, tricky issue…
When a child dies… what happens next makes all the difference.
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When a child dies… what happens next makes all the difference.
Utterly heartbreaking…
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Utterly heartbreaking…
When I saw her…
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When I saw her…
I actually felt defeated.
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I actually felt defeated.
Don’t worry I cleared your husband…
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Don’t worry I cleared your husband…
Welcome to Holland
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Welcome to Holland
It makes you question God.
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It makes you question God.
Losing more friends than soldiers…
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Losing more friends than soldiers…
Every single day was a fight…
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Every single day was a fight…
Choosing to try
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Choosing to try
It never occurred to me
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It never occurred to me
The only chance…
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The only chance…
That one minute…
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That one minute…
Dr. Mom Gives You A Life to Live
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Dr. Mom Gives You A Life to Live
Do I buy food…
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Do I buy food…
Even if God gave me an answer…
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Even if God gave me an answer…
He just kept holding my hand…
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He just kept holding my hand…
Son’s death launches father’s re-education into the dangers of teen driving
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Son’s death launches father’s re-education into the dangers of teen driving
We don’t have warning labels…
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We don’t have warning labels…
Once More We Saw Stars
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Once More We Saw Stars
Wasn’t deserving of God’s grace…
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Wasn’t deserving of God’s grace…
I never asked…
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I never asked…
“He Wants Me to Salute Him Back”
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“He Wants Me to Salute Him Back”
The pain will always be, always be there…
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The pain will always be, always be there…
You lose your dreams…
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You lose your dreams…
I was supposed to protect him…
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I was supposed to protect him…
Am I still a mother…
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Am I still a mother…
Am I still a father?
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Am I still a father?
You can’t stay in the dark place.
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You can’t stay in the dark place.
I prayed to die…
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I prayed to die…
Two dads, one mission: Better bereavement leave
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Two dads, one mission: Better bereavement leave
All those crying newborns…
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All those crying newborns…
No one understands…
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No one understands…
How can I smile…
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How can I smile…
A Legacy of Protecting Others
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A Legacy of Protecting Others
How would I explain this…
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How would I explain this…
Adding to your burden…
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Adding to your burden…
I was just literally trying to survive…
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I was just literally trying to survive…
What’s Your HR Benefit? Deana’s Was One Week Leave Per Child
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What’s Your HR Benefit? Deana’s Was One Week Leave Per Child
Immediately thrown into a state of shock…
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Immediately thrown into a state of shock…
Is Your Child Safe? Betsy Wants To Know
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Is Your Child Safe? Betsy Wants To Know
Why would you allow this?
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Why would you allow this?
To be a man…
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To be a man…
“Don’t Lean Into The Brokeness”
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“Don’t Lean Into The Brokeness”
God’s will…
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God’s will…
I would do anything…
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I would do anything…
This is not going to be a 24-hour day…
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This is not going to be a 24-hour day…
He just backpedaled out of the room…
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He just backpedaled out of the room…
Even the Forgotten Lose Children
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Even the Forgotten Lose Children
Always that hope…
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Always that hope…
Calmness in the Storm…
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Calmness in the Storm…
I’ve been through the worst…
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I’ve been through the worst…
For Some Bereaved Parents, Grief is Compounded by Identity Theft
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For Some Bereaved Parents, Grief is Compounded by Identity Theft
Focus on the positive…
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Focus on the positive…
I still lost my child…
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I still lost my child…

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