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Sharing the Journey from Bereaved to Shining Light Parent
Our Helping Parents Heal Language is Different!

Our Helping Parents Heal Language is Different!

  • Posted
    • May
    • 16
    • 2023
by Elizabeth Boisson



We are grateful that you have found us and that our children have brought us together. 

Please know that our group is different from other bereavement support groups. We believe in a connection with our children in spirit and that they want us to be happy, healthy, and ultimately heal.

We are non-dogmatic, and our parents come from all religions, as well as no religion.

We speak of our paths toward connecting with our children as 'healing journeys' instead of 'grieving.'

We do not call ourselves 'bereaved' as it is possibly the saddest word in the English dictionary. Instead, we call ourselves Shining Light Parents since the light of our beautiful children shines through us.  

We do not say that our children are 'dead' or that we 'lost' them; they are still right here with us and share in everything we do! And they high-five each other when we smile.

Plus, the term 'Rest in Peace' is not a part of our vocabulary; our kids are more active, energetic, and alive than we are!

Our children are proud of us and are thrilled that we are working together to connect with them and help each other heal. They are our biggest cheerleaders, walking beside us, holding our hands, and leading the way.

We appreciate your understanding and hope you find peace and healing here. 

Sending you & your beautiful children love and light!❤️💙

Artwork: Karen West for Helping Parents Heal

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