Grief

6 Years Ago

Six years ago today on this very day, May 21st, 2016, I buried my 13-month-old son Hudson. Today I graduate from Pacific University with my Bachelor of Social Work. In an alternate universe, the 2016 burial would have never happened and subsequently, I would not walk across a stage receiving my degree. However, it is …

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Grieving Families Remember and Include Their Child in a special way during the holidays

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having in spirit, become a child again at Christmas time.”  Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas is for children…and for those who can become childlike in their hope and faith and joy. So it can be a truly …

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Honoring a child at christmas who has passed

Angel of Hope

The Angel of Hope was inspired by Richard Paul Evans’ national bestseller, “The Christmas Box” – the story of a woman who mourns the loss of her child at the base of an angel monument. There are over 120 Angel of Hope statues throughout the United States. A listing of their locations can be found …

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Angel of hope

Connections Through Grief and Art: A Perspective of the Give Grief a Voice Project

On Saturday, October 23, Buzzy’s Bees will unveil our third set of art pieces created for families facing the unexpected loss of a child. Everyone is welcome to join us virtually for a panel discussion.  Our online art auction in support of this program begins today.  For those who are curious about Give Grief a …

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In Honor of Keli & Brixx

Grief does not discriminate. Buzzy’s Bees is committed to inclusion across identity and experience. We strive to support a broad and diverse community of grieving families. On September 23, 2021, an article was released sharing the painful story of the death of a 34-year-old Mississippi woman named Keli, who died alongside her 7-month-old son named …

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Keli & Brixx In honor of Domestic Violence Month

Fathers Grieve, Too

Father’s Day is here.  Greeting cards appear alongside the “Congratulations, Grad” display.  Television and print ads invite you to help make it special.  Purchase the coveted grill or smoker and your dad will be happy.  For some fathers, however, the day is one of the several annual reminders of the loss of a loved little …

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Grieving Dads