Story archives - tag: "child"


It suddenly violently struck her that it only takes 2 people to carry a casket that small.

tags: child death sudden loss [add]

2013-11-20 07:34:13 / Rating: 566.25 /


I was the only one who could swim and could've jumped in to save him in time, but I just stood there in shock and will now never forgive myself.

tags: death child horrible drowning water swim depression [add]

2012-08-01 11:04:16 / Rating: 624.5 /

Too short

There's only one date on her gravestone.

tags: child death sad [add]

2012-06-25 11:12:20 / Rating: 937.25 /


All of life's worries seem meaningless when your child is in danger.

tags: child worry [add]

2011-03-16 15:05:55 / Rating: 594 /


Her four-year-old daughter turned to me from her spot in the tree and said, "Climbing trees is more fun than losing mothers."

tags: death child mothers cousin [add]

2010-11-01 15:08:26 / Rating: 574 /

Joy and Sadness

My first child was born on Christmas day, just in time for her great great grandfather to see her on his death bed.

tags: child daughter death birth christmas grandfather [add]

2010-06-25 11:09:10 / Rating: 640 /


When he told his four-year-old daughter that the doctor just needed to look at her eyes to make sure they were okay, she whispered, "Will he put them back in when he's done looking at them?"

tags: child eyes health humor misunderstanding [add]

2010-03-05 14:15:31 / Rating: 875.25 /


My grandma was waiting for my dad to take her to the hairdresser, but when he didn't show she went up to his room only to find empty wine bottles, pills, and him dead on the couch.

tags: suicide overdose death father child [add]

2010-02-25 08:03:18 / Rating: 620.5 /

with peace

Her only food for the day was half an ear of corn, so I did not let her see me cry when she broke a piece off and placed it in my hand.

tags: kenya poverty hunger generosity unselfishness child tumaini [add]

2009-11-06 14:28:13 / Rating: 877.75 /

Richard B

Losing my infant daughter was the most pain I've ever been in; her organs saving two babies was the balm that helped my healing and provided hope.

tags: child death hope [add]

2009-10-15 20:13:41 / Rating: 836.75 /

Only Sixteen

Everytime I stare at my son's gravestone in the ground, I think of how much a hate his father.

tags: death child [add]

2009-07-06 09:34:23 / Rating: 500 /


My husband informed me that he isn't a kid anymore because he eats his snack packs with a spoon.

tags: funny ironic child [add]

2009-06-19 16:28:05 / Rating: 591.5 /


I sneak into my son's room at night to smell his bad breath, because of a book I read where the father somehow knew his son was going to die because of his sweet breath.

tags: child [add]

2009-06-05 10:43:14 / Rating: 395.75 /


Fear and heartbreak clutched at me as they tightened the handcuffs on my wrists and took my baby girl away - because I'd been responsible enough to bring her to the hospital.

tags: child daughter arrest police hospital abuse handcuffs [add]

2009-01-22 10:54:35 / Rating: 706 /


Moments after my three year old son stated, "I help Daddy," I came to realize that our Christmas tree was on fire.

tags: children christmas fire child humor [add]

2008-12-17 21:52:09 / Rating: 900 /


Telling an athiest that your unborn child not having a heartbeat is "part of god's plan" makes absolutely nothing better.

tags: child doctor [add]

2008-10-28 13:49:22 / Rating: 678 /

for Hannah

How do you pray for a heart for a sick little girl when you know it's like hoping for someone else's child to die?

tags: child sickness death prayer [add]

2008-08-22 17:37:06 / Rating: 1218.75 /


Did the nurse really have to laugh when my mom said her nine-year-old had dropped a toenail in his eye and we couldn't find it?

tags: medical child toenail humor embarrassment [add]

2008-07-22 12:23:17 / Rating: 645.5 /

Old Scars

Every time I have an appointment as a 25-year-old woman I still resort back to the 7-year-old I was when I was molested by my doctor.

tags: molested child doctor scared [add]

2008-05-30 10:06:11 / Rating: 576.25 /


Her mother knew.

tags: incest rape child [add]

2008-05-20 13:52:08 / Rating: 617.75 /


She often cries while watching him sleep, hands clasped on his chest, reminding her again of his sister's tiny corpse.

tags: child death memory sad [add]

2008-05-13 12:00:09 / Rating: 681.75 /


She meant to say "You crack me up," but the words escaped as "You creep me out."

tags: child humor niece misunderstanding youth [add]

2008-02-08 16:50:28 / Rating: 681 /


They had swaddled the newborn so it appeared to be sleeping, and as I walked by the crying from the other side of the door, I found myself leaving to go hold my own newborn son.

tags: death child [add]

2008-01-25 13:18:00 / Rating: 629.75 /


He wouldn't eat the turkey, so we told him it was Thanksgiving Chicken.

tags: child thanksgiving chicken turkey [add]

2007-11-27 09:54:13 / Rating: 551.5 /


Tomorrow we will drive our son to college, get him set up in his dorm room, marvel at what a great school he will be attending, help him settle in, hug and kiss him goodbye and then cry the entire way home, the backseat entirely too empty.

tags: mother child college [add]

2007-08-23 18:02:22 / Rating: 757.5 /