After losing our sweet little Ellie, we were in shock. Our friends and family had no experience with the tragedy we faced. The sudden loss of a young child doesn’t occur very often in any one place, so there were few people to talk to who had lived through something like this. When I was in the pit of my despair, several people reached out to me and let me know that I was not alone.

I needed to know that others had survived this. I wasn’t sure I could. I wasn’t sure my family could.

A kind gentleman called me and told me his story of losing his dear son in a tragic accident several years before. He listened to me and sat in my pain with me. He gave me the gift of hope that we could survive. He was a gift that I needed at the moment that he called.

One of my wife’s friends from high school also let us know that she was there for us. She had lost her son and husband recently and suffered terrible injuries as well. Her willingness to share in our pain, in the middle of hers, gave us hope too.

We receive many requests for connections to others with similar losses at Ellie’s Way. It’s been quite overwhelming.

So, we’ve created a group on Facebook where we can connect and share our stories. It’s a place where you can interact as much or little as you like.

Join our Ellie's Way Group!

Here’s what you will find in our group:

  • Encouragement and love!
  • Over 12,000 members and growing.
  • Question of the Day with many comments and discussion.
  • Remembering Special Days program for heavenly birthdays and angelversaries.
  • Daily caption contest
  • “Share Your Memories” events.

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Lois Hunter
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Thank you for your story of ‘Sweet Ellie” . It was a touching story I lost my husband and I have good days and bad days. The memories are so hard on me. I realize they are a gift also.

iLa
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hi lois

Brad
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Hi Lois. First of all, I offer my condolences on your loss. At the request of my wife, of 36 yrs, I terminated her life in the hospital July of last year. My dog died following Hurricane Irma. My only son committed suicide last November at age 45. I only offer this because I understand loss of loved ones.

Alli
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Thank you for sharing your story I am 26 years old and lost both my parents within 8 weeks my father was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and passed away this July my mother had multiple sclerosis and she passed away September both this year I saw my parents every day and had to quit my job being a nurse to move in with them and be a full-time caregiver as well as being a mother for my six-year-old son. I have been a wreck and just can’t seem to get out of this dark cloud

Taylor
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How heartbreaking it must have been for you to be the one to nurse both of your parents through their last days:( On the other hand I think of your parents and how comforting it must of been for them that their daughter was there for them in their last days rather than some stranger:) Often times husbands and wives go through the devastation of losing one another like the grieving wife who also posted on this thread. Though it was a double hit for you losing both parents so close together, your parents were spared that “grieving one another”… Read more »
iLa
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hi

natoma
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I lost my mom when i was 5 years old and i am 18 years old now…. it still hurts to know that she never gets to see me grow up… or get to help me pick out my wedding dress… but i know she is an angel watching over her little girl…

iLa
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I understand

Jesie Fernandez
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Thank you so much for sharing your story…as I read it I couldn’t hold my tears. I lost my 22 year old son Sept 29th 2016, but I thought after a year of therapy and medication, I was going to feel better, but I don’t. If anything I feel worst, specially because he was murdered exactly 1 month before his 23rd Birthday. He had just gotten engaged 2 weeks prior and was planning to start his family. I was so happy for him and the girls he choose was the perfect one. I wake up every morning, sick, crying, and… Read more »
iLa
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hi jesie

iLa
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where do I begin

Tereasa Clay
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Hi , my name is Tereasa and I lost my only child last year on 10/25/16 in a car accident. He wasn’t married and had no children of his own. last year was very hard but it seems this years Holidays are even worse, theres not a day goes by that I don’t think of him and miss him and wonder WHY. I have flash backs of getting THAT CALL from his dad and even though I didn’t witness or see the accident I picture him in pain before he went cause it wasn’t instant, he was trapped but talking.… Read more »
Wanda
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I lost my daughter at 30yrs old in 2016 she left me with two beautiful grandchildren she was beautiful inside and out she was going to start college the following month for nursing I’m having a hard time i would love to join your group my name is Wanda she passed from pneumonia I lost my niece 6months before her on same date same day from car accident MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL

Spring sanders
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Hi, my name is spring. I’m looking for some support for some difficult things going on in my life. In the last 10 months I’ve lost 3 family members, my grandmother last May, my uncle just before Christmas and the beginning of February my dad passed away. I’ve been trying so hard to come to grips with everything and feel like I’m in a losing battle. I’m really hoping someone in this group can help me with what I’m feeling.

Nicci Baierlein
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a year has passed since I lost my husband, he died in Texas alone while I was in Tennessee helping out one of our children. It was my worst case happening and now it has come to past. Ellie’s story touched my heart and I am just lost without my rock, he took care of me after brain surgery and I can’t believe he is now gone, why did I survive just to have this to deal with him being gone. I don’t know how to grieve, I seem to just exist.

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