I have been posting a series of “Truisms About Grief” that I received from fellow grieving dad and friend, Charlie Schmidtke. I met Charlie as part of this grieving dads project. Please share your thoughts or stories regarding this subject.
It may be wise to invest time and/or money in some type of memorial. When I was younger, I thought some of the memorials or activities I had seen were foolish or “weird”. Now I know how important they are for those who are grieving, and I have learned how foolish it is to judge the way others grieve and deal with their pain.
There are countless ways to memorialize our children. Some of the dads I have spoken to have planted trees while others set up a memorial fund that will go to a cause that reminds them of their children. There is no wrong ways to memorialize and I agree with Charlie, I think it is a wise investment.
How have you memorialized your child?