The death of a child is a life-altering event for parents, leading to grief that is individual, intense, and long lasting. The death of a child goes against the “natural” order of life. The young are supposed to outlive the old. It radically changes future dreams as well as parents’ present roles. We talk more about why it is so hard, and things that can help.
Music About Loss
Allan Wilson lost his son Josh to cancer. (You can hear our interview with him on PWTRN here.) He wrote this touching song called I Just Want You To Come Home.
The inspiration behind the CD title and title track came after a conversation Wilson had with Toby Boulet, another parent grieving loss after his son, Logan, was one of 16 people killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in April 2018. Talking with Wilson about the events after the crash, Boulet expressed the sentiment of the CD title and the title track.
“I knew exactly what he meant, the unreality of it all,” said Wilson. “We spoke after that and he gave me permission to use that phrase as the title.”
- What the Loss of a Child Does to Parents, Psychologically and Biologically – Fatherly.com
- Nobody’s Father – Coping with a Child’s Death – Allan Wilson
- PWTRN – Episode 33: Grieving Your Child’s Death (interview with Allan Wilson)
- PWTRN – Episode 24: Healing after your child dies from an overdose | Podcast – Episode 41: When someone you love dies from an overdose
- Podcast – Episode 11: Grief | Episode 12: Traumatic Grief
- Blog – The Many Faces of Grief
We thought we would go old time this week and offer you the original JOHN WAYNE CASSEROLE, this one has no meat in it. It came from a cookbook written by Lloyd Bridges wife and she said she got the recipe from John Wayne himself. It is sort of like chili rellenos and great to take to a funeral when the need arises. There are several versions on the internet with ground beef, but this is the original!
Let us hear from you!
Do you have a favorite recipe? How about a song that got you through tough times? Give us a shout below or on Facebook!