Mom was home alone, Dad was on a business trip. Our son was 23 years old, married, homeowner and out on his own, a police officer, a rookie. 3:30 AM the police chief and captain were ringing the bell at the front door. Mom heard the news and fell into in a fetal position on the dining room floor crying hysterically . Away on a business trip, 4:09 AM the phone call in the hotel room, Dad then having a 4-1/2 hour drive home, alone with nothing but his thoughts, prayers, regrets and cellphone calls to the Deacon, the Pastor and relatives.... Thankfully, God has been with us along this horrible journey. And now, here we are. Grieving, Coping, Striving to get through the next moment, the next day, month and years. We are here to be with you too. In Christ's Love, call...
When our son died we had two choices: either we fall into a deep dark hole of grief or we learn and grow in faith and begin to live again. We chose faith and life. We chose to help others. We chose God, we chose God's Children, We chose Christ's love, We chose to be here for you & for us to heal together.
Parents of Christian Compassion
We searched but could not find, so we contacted our Pastor. He agreed, this is much needed, so he approved for us to form this group in his church, our church, it could be your church too. We open with prayer and close with prayer. We discuss how we feel about God, about faith, about our relatives and friends, co-workers but mostly about our loved ones. And we have special prayers for our loved ones, and of course how we can heal. We have prayers for you.
Why & How?
We attended group meetings. Found some to be faithless and discussing our faith was uncomfortable. We attended other Christian Faith based groups and while they were good for us, we were among a group of mostly widows and widowers. So, the loss of a child was not their experience, they couldn't feel our pain or understand our suffering. We may have even been a shock to their grief that they really didn't need at this time their lives.
No materials are needed, no fees or dues, no membership, no registration. Please e-mail us to let us know if you're coming or if you just want to talk or meet in person, group meetings are currently not being held, we are meeting one on one, as needed. We will have tissues, a candle for your loved one, handouts to take and read & warm hearts. We have an audio program we use to start our topic for the day, but mostly we just listen, offer help, insight from experience, love and compassion from those who feel your pain from a common perspective. We offer prayer!
Have you experienced the grief of losing a child? We have… If you are a parent who has lost a child of any age, by any cause, we are here for you! This is an open dialogue gathering of Christian parents seeking healing through prayerful and open discussions about their grief experiences. For more information about Parents with Compassion, please contact Craig or Terri Walkins at 724-799-4121 or firstname.lastname@example.org