The death of one s child is a grief like no other. As a bereaved parent, a part of your very being has been cut off from you, and you must figure out how to live with that part of you missing. You will never be the same, but you can have hope that your life can still have meaning and purpose and learn to live in a way that honors the life of your child instead of being stuck in the deep grief of his or her death. The Grieving Parents Sharing Hope podcast is part of the national organization GPS Hope, as a tool to guide grieving parents to a place of hope, light and purpose by discussing many topics that only those who deal with child loss can understand. This show is hosted by award-winning author, speaker, singer, grief coach, and (most importantly) bereaved parent, Laura Diehl.
97: Grief and Music after Child Loss (with Yolanda Blade-Rory)
We are in a series of Grief and Music. This week, our guest, Yolanda Blade-Rory, shares with us her experience with music and worship after the unexpected death of her seven-year-old young son, Sasha, who died of an unknown heart condition. The episode ends with listening to one of the songs Yolanda wrote in her [...]
96: Grief and Music After Child Loss
This is the first episode in a series about Grief and Music. Music affects our souls. God created it that way. Music can be a powerful tool as we fight our way out of the darkness, trying to find hope, light, meaning and purpose again after the death of our child. In this episode, I [...]
95: When Our Children’s Organs Were Donated (With Melanie Delorme and Rita Jackson)
This is a topic I don t hear talked about much, but it affects so many of us. Who would have ever thought we would be faced with the decision of donating our child s organs? There are so many mixed emotions about this, whether you did, or whether you didn t. The world of organ donation is [...]
94: Names Have Meaning
In our Western Culture, we usually choose names for our newborn babies because we like the sound of it, or we name them after a famous person, or even after an object or a place because we want to give our child a unique name. No matter how we came up with our child s name, [...]
93: Empowering Your Healing Process after Child Loss (with Pam Vredevelt)
This is the third and last episode in our series for the newly bereaved. Today we will be hearing from Pam Vredevelt, who has faced both a pregnancy loss, and the death of her 16-year-old son. Not only can Pam share from the personal experience of child loss, she can add the depth of being [...]
92: What is “Normal” for a Newly Bereaved Parent?
When my daughter, Becca, died, I thought I was getting early Alzheimer s because of how forgetful I was, how scrambled my mind felt, and how quickly important information could leave my brain. I had no idea for the first couple of years that it was normal for a parent after the death of their child, [...]
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This has helped me tremendously. Just Honest and caring people who sadly are in the same situation as I am. Laura has truly opened my eyes to God more than previously in my life. I love how my emails and concerns get attention and responses quickly. Feels like were friends on this desperate journey Thank you so very much. ❤️🙏🏻
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I found GPS Hope on Facebook and I’m so glad I did. This grief journey is such a hard, lonely one. I’m getting answers I’m searching for through Laura, I know God is working through her.
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I am so happy and relieved to find GPS Hope! This painful journey of losing a child is a thief of all hope and joy. I knew immediately I would need the Lord to carry me if I had any hope of surviving. It actually took months for me to find Laura’s wonderful message of Godly hope. Everything else I listened to, has it’s place, but I needed more God! Thank you Laura! I don’t know how you get out all the podcasts, YouTube interviews weekly emails and Answer personal emails...But please don’t stop!! We need you and GPS Hope!