Parenting a Medically Complex Child: Grieving Before & After (bereavement)
In this clip from Courageous Parents Network’s virtual video interview with Brenda Murray, Brenda discusses her grief journey — from anticipatory grief when he was little to bereavement now that he has died.
“I realized I was holding my breath that whole time. Because that’s what you do. You live in this like anxious state, all the time because you just don’t know what’s going to happen next. And I literally thought I would just exhale and let it all out. And that’s not what happened. I am learning that I think the exhale is a slow process. It isn’t happening overnight, but it’s happening in like the things we couldn’t do before that now we can do, and just taking those steps and being hopeful for the future.”