When pediatrician mom of three, Marcy Larson's 14 yo son, Andy, was killed in a car accident in 2018, she felt like her life was over. In many ways, that life was over, and a new one forced to begin in its place. Come alongside her as she works through this journey of healing. She discusses grief and child loss with other grieving parents and those who work to help them in their grief. This podcast is for grieving parents and well as those who support them.
Episode 63: Kevin's Dad
Do people get signs from God or from loved ones after they die? Today's guest, Tom, author of 'Relentless: From Both Sides of the Veil,' started having unexplainable things happen to him days after his son's death. He feels his son's presence with him all the time. Tom sees things in nature that he can't explain and feels that his son is orchestrating them. He says that if this had happened 2 or 3 times, he might think it was coincidence, but when it happens 15-20 times, he just can't explain it away.
Episode 62: Hannah Christine's Mom
I have often thought how nice it would be if I could just wear a sign around my neck that said, "I am grieving. Be nice to me."
Today's guest, Farrah, needs a sign like that. Her daughter, Hannah, died 7 months ago. The numbness and shock of this sudden, unexpected death is just starting to wear off, leaving this devastating hole in its place. From the outside, Farrah is a strong, professional woman who looks like her life is returning to 'normal'. On the inside though, Farrah doesn't feel strong at all.
Episode 61: Intimacy after Child Loss
This episode is far different than the average Always Andy's Mom episode. We dive into a topic that I never would have considered had a listener not written in with a request - sex after the death of your child. It is important to be completely open and honest with your spouse regarding what you need both emotionally and physically. It seems almost impossible to feel good about your physical relationship if your emotional relationship is strained. Today, we talk about the importance of both.
Episode 60: Sydney's Mom
Today's guest, Victoria's daughter, Sydney was born with tumors on her brain and spinal cord. She underwent multiple surgeries, living life knowing that there was a greater purpose for the suffering. Sydney believed that God would eventually heal her. They planned to write a book about the miraculous healing. That would be her purpose on earth. Except that it wasn't.
It's easy to live life when you think you know the end. It's harder to live knowing that you don't and being brave enough to trust anyway.
Episode 59: Hannah's Mom
Waiting is hard. Ask any 5 year old on a long car trip. After today's guest, Jill, lost her daughter to a brain tumor, she knew that she and her husband would see her again in heaven, but the idea of waiting and living seemed overwhelming.
After attending a Biblically-based retreat for parents in Tennessee, they found encouragement and hope for the future. An idea was formed to start their own retreat center in Arkansas for grieving parents. Eventually, the organization, While We're Waiting, was formed.
Episode 58: Joey - Pregnancy After Loss
After the death of a young child or a loss during pregnancy, one comment that I know that many moms get is, 'you are young - you can have another baby' as if that is an easy way to erase the pain. Unfortunately, another baby will NOT eliminate the pain caused by losing a previous one. Today's guest, Joey, has worked with families on their grief journey as they become pregnant again. Today, we talk about her new book and opening up one's heart again to a new child when that heart is still broken.
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Thank you so much Marcy
Thank you so much for this podcast. It is really one of the few things that I find helpful right now. My 25 yr old daughter died 4 weeks ago from suicide and mental illness and hearing the stories tells me I am not alone in the pain I am feeling. It has been the beginning in the long road ahead of me in my grief journey. Thank you for what you are doing with this podcast.
We recently lost our 9 year old son in July. I have wanted to find a podcast to help with losing him. As you stated in the first episode, there aren’t any out there that deal with the day to day loss, just grief.
Thank you for sharing your story to help others. To help me ❤️
Such a caring, compassionate host!
Thank you Marcy for having me on your podcast and allowing me to share my daughter with your listeners! You are truly finding “purpose in the pain!”