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I developed these journals initially for my friends who lost their children in death. These journals were so helpful for them and I want to make them available for others as well.
These journals allow a platform for both parents to write their feelings. People grieve in different ways and this helps the other partner to know that indeed they are grieving.

A brief story of how these were inspired and created:

One of our friends lost their baby to Spinal Bifida. So I created the journal: For Parents Who Have Lost a Baby in Death. It takes the parents from when they first heard they were pregnant. The first kick, sonogram, heart beat etc. Then takes them through the experience of losing their child. Then to planning the memorial service. Memories of that day. Saying their final good-byes. A place for letter's to their child on the first…

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I developed these journals initially for my friends who lost their children in death. These journals were so helpful for them and I want to make them available for others as well.
These journals allow a platform for both parents to write their feelings. People grieve in different ways and this helps the other partner to know that indeed they are grieving.

A brief story of how these were inspired and created:

One of our friends lost their baby to Spinal Bifida. So I created the journal: For Parents Who Have Lost a Baby in Death. It takes the parents from when they first heard they were pregnant. The first kick, sonogram, heart beat etc. Then takes them through the experience of losing their child. Then to planning the memorial service. Memories of that day. Saying their final good-byes. A place for letter's to their child on the first anniversary of their death through the fifth anniversary.

Close to 8 years ago, another couple who were our friends lost two of their three daughters in a car accident. We were with them all the way through the experience from being with them at the hospital on the night of the accident, through planning the service, supporting them still to this day, and being with them on the first anniversary. Those events inspired the creation of the journal: For Parents Who Have Lost a Child in an Accident.

These take the parents through the hopes and dreams they had for their child. How they chose their name. Memories from their first time spent with their child. To hearing the news about the accident. How doctor's and nurses helped them and how they added to their pain. Then through planning the memorial service and the day the memorial service. Saying their final good-byes. Places to write down memories, who supported them, songs sung etc. Then through favorite Spring Time Memories etc. Creating new memories on anniversaries of their death and holidays. Finally, the letters to their child from the 1st anniversary through the fifth.

I have these journals also for Parents Who Have Lost a Child Due to an Illness. and ones Due to Kidnap and Murder. Pretty much taking through some of the same things as with the accident. However, on the illness they get to write down about the illness, doctors, treatments etc. The Kidnap and Murder the parents get to express themselves about going to the crime scene, what they would want to say to their child's abductor, working with the police and FBI etc.

I have journals for Grandparents and Siblings who have lost their grandchild or brother or sister due to these events. Some questions the same but many other added ones as well.

Since all three of our children are adopted, I have also created a journal for women who have place their baby for adoption. Taking them through first finding out they are pregnant, through the first heartbeat, sonogram, kick. Then taking them through the decision making process of the adoption experience. Choosing the agency and choosing the couple. Finally the birth of their child. Meeting the adoptive parents. Saying final good byes. A place to write those precious anniversary letters as well.

These can be customized and would very on price according to what you would want.

I have been in full time ministry with my husband for over 30 years. We have experienced our losses as well with three miscarriages before adopting our three children. My life experience with walking with people through these events have been the inspiration for creating these.

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