Bereaved Parents of the USA Credo
We are the parents whose children have died. We are the grandparents who have buried grandchildren.
We are the siblings whose brothers and sisters no longer walk with us through life.
We come together as Bereaved Parents of the USA to provide a haven where all bereaved families can meet and share our long and arduous grief journey.
We attend monthly gatherings whenever we can and for as long as we believe necessary. We share our fears, confusion, anger, guilt, frustrations, emptiness and feelings of hopelessness, so that hope can be found anew. As we accept, support, comfort and encourage each other, we demonstrate to each other that survival is possible.
Together we celebrate the lives of our children, share the joys and the triumphs as well as the love that will never fade.
Together, we learn how little it matters where we live, what our color or our affluence is, or what faith we uphold as we confront the tragedies of our children’s deaths.
Together, strengthened by the bonds we forge at our meetings, we offer what we have learned from each other to every more recently bereaved family.
We are the Bereaved Parents of the USA.
We welcome you!
I dedicate my work for this Chapter in honor of my son, Jacob Allen McGarity, who went to Heaven 10-04-2010.
Elaine McGarity Holmes - Conway Arkansas Chapter Leader 2012
Conway Arkansas Chapter
You Do Not Have to Walk Alone
Our chapter is a part of the national organization, Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA).
BP/USA is a national, non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope especially to the newly bereaved. For more information on the National Organization click on www.bereavedparentsusa.org.
You may be bereaved parents, grandparents or siblings, struggling to rebuild your life after the death of your children, grandchildren or siblings.