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Child Grief Counseling Near Me

Children’s Grief and Child Grief Resources

Thursday, November 19, 2020

We don’t often think about grief as an emotion a child can experience because it’s such a big emotion. We use more common emotions to explain what children experience, happiness, sadness, anger or fear. You might wonder, how can such a big emotion fit in such a tiny person? Grief is deep sorrow and can … Read More

Memory Tree Ornament, Blue Dove

About Our Ornament Artist

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Each year, Midland Care produces a commemorative porcelain ornament featuring original artwork from a local artist to inspire joy, memories, and peace during the holiday season. The 2020 Memory Tree ornament features a flying dove in warm, blue tones carrying a twig representing peace. We hope this year’s ornament provides you peace amid this season of your life.   Janice Parnell is our 2020 … Read More

Image of Candle Being Lit in front of holiday lights

National Grief Awareness Day

Friday, August 28, 2020

  August 30 is National Grief Awareness Day. In a way, it is an odd thing to commemorate. When a person is grieving, are they not aware of that painful fact every single moment of every single day? Every day for them is “Grief Awareness Day.” So why make this a day to commemorate what … Read More

Building the “New Normal” 

Monday, August 10, 2020

Across town in a small cemetery, nestled in a family plot, lies a small headstone citing a man’s name, along with the words, “Pastor, Teacher, Papa, Friend.” These simple words, identifying  the man behind the stone, also significantly identify his relationship to those left behind.   We know ourselves in the context of relationship… a daughter or son, a spouse, a parent, a friend, a co-worker/employee.  … Read More

Grief Beyond Grief: The Secondary Losses Associated with Grief

Thursday, July 9, 2020

My husband died in 2008. At the time I lived in Texas. I had two young children, a job I loved, a position in my church, deep and treasured friendships, dreams I was pursuing, and a pattern of activities I could anticipate on a daily basis. That all changed in an instant. I moved and … Read More