With Fathers Day approaching…
…I want to re-share a post that is important to me. An article I wrote prior to Mothers Day. I am sharing it again because it is not just the mother who grieves, but the father too. Someone who is often overlooked.
My heart goes out to the men who were told growing up that “boys don’t cry” or the emotion was a sign of weakness. The men who feel like they must “stay strong” for their partners. Don’t forget how hard losing a child is for Dads too. These are the men that generally want to fix everything and are stuck feeling helpless in a situation that can not be fixed.
I watched my husband hold it together and act like he was fine so that he could be there for me. When he finally broke down, he kept saying he was sorry. He felt that he was letting me down somehow.
Don’t forget to reach out to the Dad-friends you know how are grieving too. Both parents need your support.
Not sure how?
Let me know if you have any additional thoughts that may be helpful.