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A New Year

Well the New Year is upon us. How does it feel to you? Is it a let down after the holidays or a relief that the hoopla and holiday cheer is over? Right now it feels good to be in new year to me. A fresh start, a clean slate, a different season. But as a bereaved parent do you get a clean slate, a... Read More ⇒

Twas the night before Christmas...

Twas the month before Christmas and I dreaded the days, That I knew I was facing – the holiday craze. The stores were all filled with holiday lights, In hopes of drawing customers by day and by night. As others were making their holiday plans, My heart was breaking – I... Read More ⇒

Tragedy in Connecticut

Today's  mass tragedy in Connecticut causes us all to ask the question Why? As bereaved families we know how fragile life is and we feel deep empathy for families impacted by the death of precious children. The immensity of the pain is overwhelming and it is likely to trigger some grief... Read More ⇒


Grief is like the ocean; it's dark and deep and bigger than all of us. And pain is like a thief in the night: quiet. Persistent. Unfair. Diminished by time and faith and love. (I thought this seek was powerful- I wanted to share it)... Read More ⇒

Thank you!

Thank you to all who attended our 5th annual Candlelight Tribute last night. What a beautiful evening it was. Seeing all of you there, looking into your faces as you lit a candle in honor of your child made me realize why we here at 3Hopeful Hearts do what we do. Knowing we are able to help you on... Read More ⇒

A holiday poem

Holiday Message: Special Handling Please.  I was handed a package the other day. It was wrapped securely to be mailed away. Attached to the outside as plain as could be was a simple note for all to see: Please rush through the holiday season; Too painful to open for any reason! Contained within,... Read More ⇒

Our Candlelight Tribute is just around the corner

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, so many times to be jolly. So many holidays all buched together when we are suppossed to celebrate, be with family and friends and share the cheer. Well, if you are reading this blog today , you are most likely dreading these dates this year. The expectations, the... Read More ⇒

Birthday Grief

I seem to be in a different place than the other people in my grief journaling class. I think it is because my grief is 16 years old now. Theirs is new and some would say raw, the kind that drops you to your knees. I remember being there, not knowing that I would ever be able to get up. I never... Read More ⇒

Welcome to 3Hopeful Hearts blog

Welcome to our 3Hopeful Hearts blog. Kristin, Betsy and I welcome you with open hearts. We understand that support is important and hope that you find this a safe place to tell your story and feel connected with other bereaved family members who have lost a baby or child.  Blessings, Kristin,... Read More ⇒

A thanksgiving poem

This poem written by a bereaved dad offers some insights regarding famliy gatherings and missing your child...     A  FORGIVING THANKSGIVING By: Jim Hobbs Bereaved Father Denton, Texas Thanksgivingwas always an easy holiday. Unlike Christmas, there was no pressure of givingjust... Read More ⇒

Hi- I'm Kristin-one of 3 co-founders of 3Hopeful Hearts

HI, We are officially 'launching' our blog- thanks to the amazing work done by Clay Pot Creative - Thanks Levi! 3Hopeful Hearts has been such an amazing way for me personally to honor my son Zach, who died many years ago. As I watch families find each other and validate their common grief it fills... Read More ⇒

3Hopeful Hearts Starts Blogging

3Hopeful Hearts is proud to introduce our new blog! Here you can find the most recent information on all of our events, support groups, volunteer opportunities and more. We invite you to check in frequently. Our Fifth Annual Candlelight Tribute will take place on December 2, 2012 at the Fort... Read More ⇒

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