The Compassionate Friends-Baltimore Chapter
Butterfly Angels


The Compassionate Friends
Greater Baltimore Chapter

Butterfly Angels
Hope, Health, Healing after the Death of a Child
"No matter their age ... No matter the cause"
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We came looking, hoping to make sense of a tragedy. We came seeking comfort. We came wondering if anyone really survives the death of a child. We came because the abyss seemed unfathomable. We stay because:

Since my daughter died, this is the only place I feel normal.

For two weeks I was surrounded by family and friends. When they disappeared returning to their regular routines, I was lost in isolation. Now I have a place to be safely insane.

The TCF meeting is the only place where others ask my son s name and encourage me to show his picture. It is such a relief to be whole for a while.

To other people our daughter was just a fetus ; to us she was a child our child. Here she is our beloved, honored daughter.

I cried and cried my first few meetings; I cried when I crossed the threshold into the meeting room. I cried when I shared the story of Jim s death. I still do. Nobody blinks they just hand me more tissues.

I ve been told that certain family members do not want to hear me tell the death story one more time. But I need to tell it still; I don t know why. Now I have a place where it is safe to tell this story until I m done telling it.

After four years, I have watched myself make various transitions through the grieving process. I have witnesses that affirm my progress. I have those whose children died before Jimmy who give me hope as I observe their progress.

Greater Baltimore Chapter of The Compassionate Friends
520 Priestford Rd.
Churchville, MD 21028
Email -- Phone #: 410-560-3358

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