Mid Hudson Bereaved Parents of the USA is a chapter of a nationwide self-help support group (Bereaved Parents of the USA) established to assist bereaved parents and their families
as they struggle through their grief after the death of a child, brother, sister or grandchild.
together we remember... together we heal...
to sponsor a Tribute
for your Child
You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray
that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see
all that she has left
Your heart can be empty because
you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow
and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow
because of yesterday
You can remember her
and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory
and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
We are the parents whose children have died. We are the siblings whose brothers and sisters no longer walk with us through life. We are the grandparents who have buried grandchildren.
We come together as Bereaved Parents of the USA to provide a safe space where grieving families can connect, share our stories, and learn to rebuild our lives.
We attend meetings whenever we can and for as long as we find helpful. We share our fears, confusion, anger, guilt, frustrations, emptiness, and feelings of hopelessness, knowing these emotions will be met with compassion and understanding. As we support, comfort and encourage one another, we offer hope and healing. As we confront the deaths of our loved ones, our shared grief brings us to a common ground that transcends differences, building mutual understanding across the boundaries of culture, race, faith, values, abilities, and lifestyle.
Together we celebrate the lives of our children, siblings, and grandchildren, sharing the joys and the heartbreaks as well as the love that will never fade. Together, strengthened by the bonds we create, we offer what we have learned from one another to every bereaved family, no matter how recent or long ago the death.
We are the Bereaved Parents of the USA.
We Welcome You.
THIS WEBSITE IS DEDICATED TO ALL OF OUR CHILDREN WHO DIED TOO SOON