Losing a dear loved one to death can be extremely difficult for an adult. So now, imagine how a young person might feel. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, I will also be writing a series of posts and providing links to help our young ones who are striving to cope with the loss of a parent or parents.
In LIFE AFTER MOMMA, 15-year-old Kiara is grieving from the loss of her beloved mother to breast cancer. At a time in her life when most teens her age really need their mothers, she finds herself feeling deprived of all the special moments that mothers and daughters share during this new and exciting stage of her young womanhood.
I would really love to hear from the young people (female and male) and get your thoughts on this painful subject. Also, if there is anything in particular that you would like for me to touch on in this series of posts, please feel free to share your ideas on that as well. Although the focus of these posts is young people, parents and others, I would still like to hear from you, too.
Death is a topic that can be difficult to discuss with anyone but particularly with children (as an article in the Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina points out), and they need all the emotional support we can give them. Therefore, whether you have lost in death a parent, sibling, grandparent, friend, or anyone else, please feel free to share your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.
As always, this is from my heart to yours,
(Photo of Young Girl Leaning Forward-Courtesy of Office.com Clip Art)