Category Archives: Loss of a Child

AMAZING GRIEF

Grief is the love that waters the flowers of our soul. Sometimes they curl up in the darkness to rest. Sometimes they bloom.   karen draper   Last year when we marked our ten year milestone, I said I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Mirror of your Soul

Poems have been a part of my life ever since I can remember. Growing up, my father wrote poems for my mother on special occasions that usually involved poetic clues to what or where her present was. My oldest sister, … Continue reading

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a wonderment

  In the same way I knew it was time to pack up his room years ago, I always thought I would know when the time was right for me. And somehow through the universe I sensed that our son … Continue reading

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Conquering the Hill

I thought I would write a poem as I’ve always done to honor Preston on this, his Ninth Angelversary.  However, on November 21 I had a very vivid dream that told me otherwise.  So vivid I could smell the fresh, … Continue reading

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THE PROFOUNDNESS OF A DASH

Preston Edward Draper, July 19, 1983 – December 20, 2006.  The simple yet profound mark between his birth and death is known as the dash.  Its intention is clear and to the point, it denotes the space between the beginning … Continue reading

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The Music of Acceptance

This post is dedicated to the memory of our son, Preston, who loved music.  And life. Several months ago, I watched the Glee episode honoring actor, Corey Monteith through his character, Finn Hudson.  Yes, I’m a gleek. I happen to … Continue reading

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RAISE THE ROOF!

“We must let go of the life we planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” Parents are delivered into their empty nest in a multitude of ways, across different spans of place and time.  Some … Continue reading

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