I wonder if you folks would agree--?

@celticeagle (122434)
Boise, Idaho
August 15, 2015 3:40pm CST
I think there should be a special word to describe mothers who have lost their children. I have been very lucky in my life. I have one child, a daughter, and she is healthy except she smokes. She does have some mental issues however. But, I have a beloved BFF who lost a younger sister to cancer a couple of years ago and her son around that time. She puts these lovely poems and such up on FB and it just breaks my heart. How can a mother withstand the death of their child? I think they should get a golden star or something. And what do you call such a person, a saint? The pain that they withstand must be horrible.
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@dawnald (84142)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Aug 15
Fathers too.. Tony lost his daughter in 2008, they never did find out who did it. I wonder how he manages sometimes. He gets withdrawn around that time of year, and occasionally grouchy, but he copes.
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@celticeagle (122434)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Aug 15
I think it must be rather like an addiction in that you have to deal with it on a day-to-day basis. Tough. Sorry to hear of his loss. It must be aggravating not to know what actually happened. "never did find out who did it" sure sounds ominous.
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@dawnald (84142)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Aug 15
@celticeagle Yeah. They did find some DNA that wasn't hers, so maybe they'll turn something up eventually.
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@celticeagle (122434)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Aug 15
@dawnald -- Hope they do.
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@dainy1313 (2352)
• Leon, Mexico
16 Aug 15
Dont ask please, there are no words to describe such pain, we lost my brother, all sudden in 42 hours, my sole brody (38 years old), and I have no words to describe the terrible pain my mother is going through. As we believe in resurrection, I think the only hope she has is to meet him in heaven soon. Blessings celticeagle .... dainy
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@celticeagle (122434)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Aug 15
Loss of a child is such acute pain and so unfair. I couldn't find a word to describe it either. My heart goes out to you and your mom.
@flowerchilde (12538)
• United States
17 Aug 15
I agree.. most heartily. I have two cousins who lost a child.. I think it must be the hardest thing ever..
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@celticeagle (122434)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Aug 15
It's fair and it isn't right that a parent should lose a child. I guess it is a part of life but boy howdy it isn't fair.
• United States
16 Aug 15
I couldn't even imagine and I pray constantly that I never find out. If we lose our spouse we are widows, there should be a word for someone who has lost a child. I imagine it changes your entire world.
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@celticeagle (122434)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Aug 15
Yeah, when we lose a spouse there is a name for it but none for a parent that loses a child. t would definitely change your world.
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
16 Aug 15
I am a mom to 6 living children and 2 who are not. I am Mom. People ask me how many kids I have and it is hard to answer only in the respect that we have a different well blended family not because we are missing a few of them. I also have a child that just turned eight even though he wasn't supposed to make it to birth. His body is wearing out faster than most do and he was almost taken a few years ago. I will always be his Mom. I'm not sure if there is a name for those parents left behind that would mean as much as Mom and Dad did.
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@celticeagle (122434)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Aug 15
It sounds like you have a wonderful family. I think if people ask I would tell them all of the children and not just the ones that are alive. All of them are your children. Mom and Dad are great name regardless.
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