RESOURCES


If you or someone you know has experienced a pregnancy, baby or child loss, we offer our sincere condolences. Below is a small list of resources for those individuals and families who have experienced loss.  Please feel free to share this information as a starting point for a loved one experiencing loss and grief. There are also links to publications and support gift baskets. We offer these links as a starting point to hopefully assist you on your journey of healing.

- The MaddiJaxx Family

 

POEMS

A Father's Grief  by Eileen Knight Hagemeister

It must be very difficult
To be a man in grief.
Since "men don't cry" and "men are strong"
No tears can bring relief.

It must be very difficult
To stand up to the test.
And field calls and visitors
So that she can get some rest.

They always ask if she's alright
And what she's going through.
But seldom take his hand and ask,
"My friend, how are you?"

He hears her cry in the night
And thinks his heart will break.
And dries her tears and comforts her
But "stays strong" for her sake.

It must be very difficult
To start each day anew.
And try to be so very brave-
He lost his baby too.

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*Separation by W. S. Merwin
Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle.
Everything I do is stitched with its color.
 
 

SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

- First Candle (click here)

- Hope After Loss (click here)

- October 15th / Remembering Our Babies (click here)          

- The Compassionate Friends (click here)

- MISS Foundation (click here)

- Project Sweet Peas (click here)

- The March of Dimes (click here)        Fighting premature birth (click here)

 

PUBLICATIONS

- Grieving Dads by Kelly Farley (click here)

- A Guide for Fathers: When A Baby Dies by Tim Nelson (click here)

- Plan B by Pete Wilson (click here)

 

 

 

*W. S. Merwin, “Separation” from The Second Four Books of Poems (Port Townsend, Washington: Copper Canyon Press, 1993). Copyright © 1993 by W. S. Merwin. Reprinted with the permission of The Wylie Agency, Inc. Source: The Second Four Books of Poems(Copper Canyon Press, 1993)