could you go on

United States
December 9, 2008 3:28pm CST
how do you think that you would be able to go on if you lost a child
7 responses
• United States
9 Dec 08
Personally I have not lost a child of my own, but I have had a best friend of mine lose one. Her child was hit by a car who was drivig way over the speed limit on there road. She always talked about that if you cant move on you just drag yourselof through the dirt. Nothing that came her way was ever right. Then she realized you can move on with your life, and still have all those wonderful memories of that child when she was there. Just because you lost your child does not mean you can still love that child.
• United States
10 Dec 08
oh my i thanks yall for theses and it must be so hard for them
• India
11 Dec 08
It would highly be impossible to move on if one lost his child. But I have seen one of my aunty to lose her child 2 times. Though she never forgot them & still remebers the pain but she learnt to live life. I would say it depend on perso how well he or she faces the cruel challenges of life.
@doulaworks (1079)
• United States
11 Dec 08
it is a nightmere thought for any parent, but many of us do. It challanges so much of who we are. But there is life and even haoppiness after the loss of a child, yet there is still that longing and missing them every day. There isnt a day that goes by that I dont think of my daugher who I lost at 5 months 23 years ago, or our granddaugher thatws still born full term in 2001. We talk about them often. that helps. For my grand daugher, my daughter made a memory shelf with her birth certificate, foot prints, pregnancy photos, booties, etc. we have tree orniments for her with her birthdate. we add things every hoiliday, birthday, mothers day etc. It issomething one never forgets, but learns to celebrate how our littlest angels touched our lives, even if it was for just a short while.
• United States
9 Dec 08
I'm not sure how I would respond to losing a child. I'm almost afraid to even think about it. I guess I would have to go on. If not for me, then for the others since do have other children. It wouldn't be fair to just shut-down and shut out the remaining children. They would continue to need you just as much (or maybe even more)as they had before. I could only ask that God would make me able to do and to be all I needed to be for them and for me.
• United States
9 Dec 08
Not well but i'd have to for my other child. My husband lost a newborn in his first marriage i don't know how he survived. Course, after that he ended up having 4 more not that that lessens the pain any. It's just like anything else in life i guess you just gotta keep moving forward
@KimJoRoll (127)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I'm not sure how I would personally deal with that. It's such a hard thing. My brother and sister both passed away when they were younger from Cystic Fibrosis. I have the best parents in the world though. They kept on kicking, just for me. Sometimes I wonder if maybe it was a good thing I was around? It gave them something to concentrate on! I just don't know if I could be as strong as my mother and father.
@aprilsue00 (1992)
• United States
9 Dec 08
It would be hard to move on if I lost a child. I would have to though because I would still have three other children still alive. I just couldn't even imagine what it would feel like.