SOMAAT: Finding Hope After Losing A Child
SOMAAT: Surviving One Moment At A Time
Hope in a place of darkness, strength in a time of pain, courage when feeling defeated, and joy despite our grief, this is how one survives one moment at a time. Let’s survive these moments together by doing things we hoped and desired for our children who are no longer present. Join us! We meet twice a month, not just cry together, but live life together doing something that would have brought joy to our loved one. Let’s remember with joy and allowance to pause for the understandable tear. Let’s climb the SOMAAT together, Surviving One Moment At A Time.
Purpose of this group:
I started this group because I’m looking for hope that I won’t have this pain for the rest of my life and believe that I’m not the only one. My baby passed away on September 19, 2018. There’s not a day I don’t miss him and yearn to be with him. However, every morning I wake up and I’m still here and he is not. As a parent, God gives us this amazing love for our children all we want to do is take good care of them and protect them.
When unimaginable misfortune happens, a piece of us seems to die with them and we tend to replay what took place over and over again. We continually ask, “What could we have done differently to change the outcome?” Questions like these can drive us crazy and drive us deeper into darkness, closing us off from the world. It has been nearly nine months since my baby boy left this world and there are days I still have days where I just don’t want to get up and keep fighting.
Through it all, one thing that I know is God has me. He has surrounded me with people that love me, support me and pick me up out of the hole in which I’ve often found myself. I’m blessed to have that, but realize that’s not the case for everyone. I’m starting this group so that people who’ve experienced the same hurt and pain can come together and be helpers of one another. We’ll work together in hopes of once again finding joy despite of our tragedy.
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