Before Dominic ran ahead to heaven I knew only a handful of bereaved parents, all of whom I met after their bereavement.
I had never walked with anyone through this Valley.
Now I am friends with dozens of them and there are hundreds more I “know” online through private groups and blogs.
Until this was MY life, I would have dismissed “Bereaved Parents Month” as another random and narrowly applicable declaration by some group trying to muster support for their own agenda.
I’m ashamed to say that, but it’s true.
Like most folks, I assumed my life would follow the typical trajectory of marriage, children, their marriages and grandchildren in an unbroken chain of generations-the younger burying the older.
That’s how it is supposed to be.
But that isn’t how it has turned out for me and so, so many others.
Now, “Bereaved Parents Month” is near and…
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