Anticipatory Bereavement

I try to prepare but there’s just not going to be any preparation.

How do I deal with fact that I know I'm going to bury Avery? I am matter-of-fact with others, but then the thought pops into my head when I'm in my car and I am overwhelmed. Will I be able to get out of bed? I realize I can't protect my heart. I try not to delve in and let it run my life.

Am I going to be able to go on?

A pediatric psychologist and a mom talk about parents' anticipating what it's going to be like AFTER their child dies. Mom shares that she needed to know she would "have a place on the other side of this."

I was worried about the empty crib.

A couple talks about anticipating what it will be like AFTER their son dies.

How do you pick up and move on?

A mother talks about how she just can’t quite imagine how she and her husband and surviving children will pick up and carry on with their everyday life after her daughter is no longer with them.

I try to prepare but there’s just not going to be any preparation.

Am I going to be able to go on?

I was worried about the empty crib.

How do you pick up and move on?