Grieving Sucks

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by Joe Mudd on August 31, 2009

Grieving for a lost child takes pain to a whole new level.

This site is the story of our journey through grief for our lost son Richard. Therapy maybe.  I’ll probably also share some stories about Richard. We were very proud of him and like all grieving parents, we don’t want him to be forgotten.

By sharing this story I hope I can help you, if you too have lost your child.

Richard would have been 23 today. So this site is a birthday present to him.

Happy Birthday son. I miss you.

Why this website is here.

Richard’s story.

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