I am trying to deal with the loss of our only child.

Posted by dwlowrance @dwlowrance, Jan 18, 2021

Richard died 4 years ago. I think about what I did right and did wrong to be the best parent every day. We are active in The Compassionate Friends as a support group of grieving parents. I need to get some peace around the circumstances and facts around his last days. Is there a parent here who has experience with Article 42, Section 1985 of the U.S. Code where I believe some answers may be available? Any direction is much appreciated.

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I was blown away by your grief. It has been less than a year since my husband died but I know that if I had lost one of my children the pain would have been greater. The only thing I can tell you is that during the course of my life I became acquainted with two women, both of whom lost a child. One was a little girl to leukemia. They didn't have all the drugs they have now. And the other was a motorcycle accident. I met them years later and what I want to say is that they got through it. You never get over it, but call on your inner strength to just get through it.

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