The following quote was taken from a book titled “An Orphan’s Tale” by Jay Neugeboren and it reads, “When a child loses their parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses his or her partner, they are called a widow or widower. But when parents lose their child, there is no word to describe them…that’s how awful the loss is. As awful as that loss is, unfortunately, it is a reality that many parents have faced. Joining me on this episode of My Apple Tree Podcast is Donya Decou who shares with us how she navigates through life after the sudden loss of both of her teenage daughters, Diante and Danae.
We discuss the ways she processed the death of both of her children, how the loss of both of daughters has changed her and how she keeps the memory of each of her daughters alive. We also discuss her biggest triggers and how she copes when they hit. Donya also offers advice on how to support those who are bereaved, she offers advice to parents who are grieving the loss of a child. She also shares with us what she would tell her daughters if she could and what she thinks they would say to her if they could.
Initially, I was hesitant to post this episode this month due to the fact that we are ushering in the Holiday season, which typically triggers individuals who have lost a loved one. After the interview I realized that this episode may actually aid a grieving parent who is currently during a Holiday season that is most enjoyed by children. If you know someone who you think can benefit from this episode, please feel free to share it.
This episode was produced by RGB Production.
TRIGGER WARNING: The content and discussion on this podcast episode will be centered around the loss of a child and will be emotionally challenging for some.