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*Resource Library
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*In Loving Memory
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Upcoming Events

"Responding to Grief" Bereavement Support Group

meets the second Monday of every Monday in the Community Board Room at Milan General Hospital in Milan, TN. The group is for families who have experienced the death of a child.

Annual Candle Lighting Remembrance Service


will be held Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at The Hawkins-Whitby FEMA Community Safe Room in Milan, Tennessee.

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Helpful Websites



A Place to Remember

Compassionate Friends

The Dougy Center

KIDSAID

Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.

Supporting Kidds

The Compassionate Friends of Atlanta

Healing Hearts for Bereaved Parents

Grief Healing

The Sibling Connection

Silent Grief

Alive Alone

MADD

Learn Psychology
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thPIX67ZW2.jpgAbout Love Beyond††††††††††††††††††††††††† 

Many of us have experienced the death of a loved one and know of the agonizing pain we have had to endure. For parents, one of the worst tragedies we can face is the death of a child. Love Beyond is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support and encouragement to families as they cope with the death of a child by promoting a healthy response to grief and bereavement through self-help programs, education, and information dissemination.

Our vision is that no bereaved parent will ever feel he or she has to face the grief of losing a child alone and that the services we offer will be a source of strength for families as they cope with the death of a child.

 
Our Credo 

Through the love of our children who have died, we have gained a greater love, a love beyond,
a love that goes down to the very depth of our soul, a love that knows no boundaries.

Through our journey with grief, we have gained a greater appreciation for life
and are able to see again the beauty and wonder of it all, regardless of the storm.

We have learned to cherish every waking moment and to live life to its fullest.
Through the love of our children, we have been offered a chance to heal, to touch and to serve.

We have learned that love can touch us one time and last a lifetime. We have learned that
love doesn't die. Love lives on - in our minds, in our hearts and in our lives as we reach out to others.

And as we continue to walk this path, with pain, loneliness and tears, we still have our hope
And through that hope, we offer of ourselves our love from a love beyond.


 
Grief Support Groups


Arrington Funeral Home - (Jackson) - Grief Support Groups are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Anyone can attend. This service is provided by the funeral home. Contact number is (731) 668-1111.

Baptist Memorial Home Care and Hospice of Huntingdon - (Huntingdon) - Grief Support Groups are scheduled on a monthly basis to provide helpful strategies for coping with the loss of a loved one by death or divorce. Guest speakers vary. Contact is Joyce Rollins. She can be contacted by calling 986-3220 or (800) 273-9649.

Bodkin Funeral Home - (Milan) - Healing Through Transition & Loss Grief Support Group meets every third Monday of the month in the Community Board Room at Milan General Hospital from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The group is facilitated by John Redden, MS, L.P.C., M.H.S.P. Clinical Coordinator for AGAPE Child & Family Services of Jackson. For more information contact Cameron at (731) 668-9698.

Celebration of Life - (Jackson) - Service is held each year to honor and remember children who have died, no matter the age. Contacts are Billy or Jessie Spain at (731) 225-3440 or (731) 225-4945.

L.I.S.A. - (Living in Suicideís Aftermath) - First Sunday of each month. Call Janet Bryant at 664-7314 or West Jackson Baptist Church at 660-4535.

Love Beyond, Inc. - (Milan) - Grief Support Groups meet as needed on the second Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Board Room at Milan General Hospital. Individual and family sessions are also available. For more information contact Darlene Caldwell at (731) 686-1729 or email LoveBeyond@aol.com.

The Overcomers - (Jackson) - Hospice of West Tennessee offers a grief support group to anyone who have lost a loved one through death. This activity is open to hospice (bereaved) and to the public. This coming together takes place every first Tuesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. on the 4th floor Conference Room at the West Tennessee Healthcare Building located at 1804 Hwy 45 By-pass, Suite 100, Jackson, TN 38305. Contact is Ida Tumbaga. She can be reached at 1-800-286-5717 or 731-664-4246.

SPED - (Supporting Parents Experiencing Death) - Second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in chapel at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. For more information, contact Callista Joyce at 425-6954.

W.O.M.B. - (Dyersburg) - This is a 12-week Bible study that is offered three times a year that ministers to those hurting from the experience of losing a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. Support groups are limited to six to eight people. Reservations are needed. Contact is Erin Hollingsworth. She can be contacted by calling 731-286-HOPE (731-286-4673).


 In Loving Memory of our Precious Children

In Loving Remembrance, With All our Love!

We promise to always love you
Even though you are afar.
We will treasure all your memories.
You will be our shining star.

We will spread your love to others
In everything we do.
We will walk with peace and love and hope.
This is our gift to you.



They existed.
They existed.
We can be.
Be and be better.
For they existed.



The one who leaves
A legacy of love
To generations that follow
Has lived a life worth remembering.

The one who leaves
Gentle footprints
On our hearts has left
A story worth telling.

The one who leaves
Happy memories dancing
In our thoughts has
Given the gift of timeless
Moments worth holding
In our hearts forever.

Author Unknown



They whom we love and lose
are no longer where they were before.
They are now wherever we are.

St. John Chrystostom



You never said I'm leaving.
You never said goodbye.
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God Knows why.
A million times we've needed you.
A million times we've cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.
In life we loved you dearly.
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place
No one could ever fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

Author Unknown







 
Resource Library

A Time to Mourn, A Time to Dance
By Margaret Metzgar, M.A., CMHC

After The Death Of A Child - Living with Loss Through The Years
By Ann K. Finkbeiner

Lessons from the Light
By George Anderson and Andrew Barone

How to Survive the Loss of a Child
Filling the Emptiness and Rebuilding Your Life

By Catherine M. Sanders, Ph.D.

When Someone You Love Is Dying
Making Wise Decisions at the End of Life

By David Clark, Ph.D. and Peter Emmett, M.D.

The Worst Loss
How Families Heal from the Death Of A Child

By Barbara D. Rosof

The Bereaved Parent
By Harriet Sarnoff Schiff

Lament For A Son
By Nicholas Wolterstorff

Our Children Forever
By Joel Martin and Patricia Romanowski

We Donít Die
By Joel Martin and Patricia Romanowski

Love Beyond Life
By Joel Martin and Patricia Romanowski

We Are Not Forgotten
By Joel Martin and Patricia Romanowski

Hello From Heaven
By Bill Guggenheim & Judy Guccenheim

Footprints
Scripture with Reflections Inspired by the Best Loved Poem

By Margaret Fishback Powers

Holes In The Floor Of Heaven
By Steve Wariner

At the Death of a Child:
Words of Comfort and Hope

By Donald L. Deffner

After the Darkest Hour the Sun Will Shine Again:
A Parentís Guide to Coping With the Loss of a Child

By Elizabeth Mehren and Harold Kushner

Gone But Not Lost:
Grieving the Death of a Child

By David W. Wiersbe

The Bereaved Parentsí Survival Guide
By Juliet Cassuto Rothman

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby
By Deborah L. Davis

A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies
By Anne McCracken Editor) and Mary Semel (Editor)

When the Bough Breaks:
Forever After the Death of a Son or Daughter

By Judith Bernstein

Mommy, Please Donít Cry
There Are No Tears In Heaven

By Linda DeYmaz

Good Grief
By Granger E. Westberg

When Grief Breaks Your Heart
By James W. Moore

No Time to Say Goodbye
Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One

By Carla Fine

Touching the Edge
A Motherís Spiritual Path from Loss to Life

By Margaret Wurtele

The Mourning Handbook
The Most Comprehensive Resource Offering Practical and Compassionate Advice on Coping With All Aspects of Death And Dying

By Helen Fitzgerald

Love Never Dies
Sandy Goodman

When There are No Words
Finding Your Way to Cope with Loss and Grief

By Charlie Walton

Suicide Survivors' Handbook
A Guide to the Bereaved and Those Who Wish to Help Them

By Trudy Carlson





 Love Beyond Resources

BROCHURES

Love Beyond Informational Brochure

Understanding Grief

The Journey of Grief

Grief: When A Child Dies

It's Okay To Grieve

For The Newly Bereaved Parent

Do's and Don't's Of Grief Support


Bereavement Packets have been placed at local hospitals and community centers and are given to families as needed. Packets are available to families directly from Love Beyond upon request.


Bereavement packets for children and teens are also available.




The death of a child can affect many lives - parents, children, siblings, grandparents, friends, etc. Each individual will experience and process their feelings in many ways. Listed below are websites that we hope will be helpful to all those who have been touched by the death of a child.

HELPFUL WEBSITES

A Place to Remember
www.aplacetoremember.com
Uplifting support materials and resources for those who been touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of a baby.

Compassionate Friends
www.compassionatefriends.org
The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization which offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. There is no religious affiliation. There are no membership fees or dues and all bereaved family members are welcome.

The Dougy Center
www.dougy.org
The Dougy Center, through their National Center for Grieving Children and Families, provide support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.

Julie's Place
www.juliesplace.com
Support and resource center for children and teenagers who have lost a sibling or other family member.

KIDSAID
www.kidsaid.com
KIDSAID is a safe place for kids to share and to help eachother deal with grief about any of their losses.

My Parents are Survivors
www.moms-dads.com
An online support group for parents, grandparents and siblings who have suffered the loss of a child. The site offers a safe environment for the bereaved to share their stories and thereby keep the memories of their children, grandchildren and siblings alive.

Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.
www.pomc.com
Provides ongoing emotional support needed to help parents and other survivors facilitate the reconstruction of a "new life" and to promote a healthy resolution. Not only does POMC help survivors deal with their acute grief, but with the criminal justice system as well.

Supporting Kidds
www.supportingkidds.org
Kidds provides a safe and caring environment for children and teenagers faced with a significant loss.

The Compassionate Friends of Atlanta
www.tcfatlanta.org
This site is dedicated to those who have experienced the death of a child or sibling.

Learn Psychology
Navigating Grief: A Guidebook for Grief Awareness & Understanding
http://www.learnpsychology.org/now/grief
Highlights of the Guide:
-Extensive resources to help those coping with grief
-Comprehensive look at the various types of grief
-Specific resources for supporting those dealing with loss and trauma

The Students Coping With Grief Guidebook
http:/www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/managing-grief
Provides comprehensive information on mental health and when to get help, different ways to treat grief, and a plethora of resources for various different situations.



 



 
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