I have lived through the unimaginable. I had to bury my child.

Renee Scrima

2020 Schedule

Jan 9th, Feb 13th, March 12th, April 9th, May 14th, June 11th,
July 9th, August 13th, Sept 10th, Oct 8th, Nov 12th, Dec 10th

Online Resources

{ Helping Children With Their Grief }

{Alive Alone }

{ American Association of Suicidology }

{ American Foundation for Suicide Prevention }

{ Bereaved Parents of the USA }

{ SIDS Network, Inc. }

{ SADS Foundation }

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.



Al-Anon Family Groups (Addiction/Recovery):

Depression & Crisis Hotline:

Families Anonymous (Addiction/Recovery):

National Suicide Prevention Hotline:

Post-Partum Depression:

Suicide Hotline:

The National Institute for Trauma & Loss in Children (TLC):

My world is spinning out of control. Life is moving forward yet I am stuck in the moment when you left me.

Sandra – Heavensbook Angels

Suggested Reading

Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child compiled by Ellen Mitchell. Stories from several different bereaved parents.

Dear Parents: Letters to Bereaved Parents Centering Corporation. Bereaved Parents who are further along in the grief write letters to newly Bereaved Parents.

Five Cries of Grief by the Strommens (a father and a mother give their perspectives). One family’s journey in healing after the tragic death of a son.

Lament for a Son by Nicholas Wolterstorff. A father writes about his son, who died in his 20’s from a mountain climbing accident.

Only Spring: On Mourning the Death of My Son by Gordon Livingston, MD. A doctor’s 6-year-old son dies of cancer.

Parting is Not Good-Bye by Kelly Osmont. A teenage son dies from a horse accident.

Sandy: a Heart for God by Leighton Ford (author is brother in law to Billy Graham) Son, a runner in his early 20’s, dies from a congenital heart defect.

Stars in the Deepest Night: After the Death of a Child by G. Gentry. Poems and journal writings.

Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert. Good for children and adults. A fictional story; a “recipe” for healing after the loss of a child.

The Worst Loss How families heal from the death of a child by B. Rosof.

If you are having a bad day filled with hopelessness or despair, give one of these friends a call:

  • Julie Vande Voorde, Mackenzie’s mom, lost her daughter by accidental prescription drug overdose when she was 20 years old. (208) 409-4660
  • Joanne Cleereman, Kevin’s mother, is located locally in our Boise Chapter. She lost an adult child (37 years). (208) 344-1010
  • Heather Crossley, Hayes’ mom, lost Hayes to illness when he wasn’t quite 2 years old. (208) 867-6628
  • Anita Elderkin, Ricky (2 years old) & Dusty’s (18 years) mom is available by email or phone: anelder@gmail.com or (208) 350-1305
  • Linda Merced, Christian & James’s mom, can be helpful to single parents that have lost all their children and have no grandkids, and live alone. (239) 848-2601