|New Year’s Wishes For Bereaved Parents|
|To the newly bereaved: We wish you patience – patience with yourselves in the painful weeks, months, even years ahead.
To the bereaved siblings: We wish you and your parents a new understanding of each other’s needs and the beginnings of good communication.
To those who are single parents: We wish you the inner resources we know you will need to cope, often alone with your loss.
To those experiencing marital difficulties after the death of your child: We wish you a special willingness and ability to communicate with each other.
To those who have suffered the death of more than one child: We wish you the endurance you will need to fight your way back to a meaningful life once again.
To those of you who have experienced the death of an only child or of all your children: We offer you our eternal gratitude for serving as such an inspiration to the rest of us.
To those of you who are plagued with guilt: We wish you the reassurance that you did the very best you could under the circumstances, and that your child knew that.
To those of you who are deeply depressed: We wish you the first steps out of the “Valley of the Shadow”.
To all mothers, fathers, and those of you unable to cry: We wish you healing tears and the ability to express your grief.
To those of you who are exhausted from grieving: We wish you the strength to face just one more hour, just one more day.
To all others with special needs that we have not mentioned: We wish you the understanding you need , the assurance that you are not alone, and that you are loved.
|We at IRIS wish you and your family a peaceful holiday season and a new year filled with hope and love|