Thursday, July 29, 2010

camp dead baby?

So, I read lots of widow blogs, for a lot of reasons: to explore a sadness other than my own, and also because my mother was widowed (with 2 young-ish kids), my grandmothers were both widowed with young kids, and my cousin, although she wasn't married to him, lost her son's father. I identify with the grief process in others, particularly widows and dead baby parents.

Many of the widowed bloggers I read will be attending what they call "Camp Widow". They'll be gathering together in community, support, celebration and hope. I read many of the blogs after Camp Widow last year, and people really seemed changed by it. And, as odd as it seems, they had FUN! After all, camp is always fun (isn't it? I never got to go away to camp as a kid so I have this vision that camp = heaven).

I want to go to "Camp Dead/No Baby." I know it sounds morbid but I just have this need to be around other people who know - who just know, and who think my dead baby jokes are funny and not indicative of my need for serious psychiatric help.

I'm wondering if a) there would be interest in the ALI community for something like this and b) if folks are interested, if someone would like to collaborate to try to get it off the ground.

Anyone? Anyone?


  1. I think it would be a great idea. I know that there are some groups that get together monthly. I will have to find the info and get back to you. I went to one "support group" (read: bunch of ladies that get together and B.S., and IF it is brought up, talk about their losses) and it was really fun. I just felt out of place because I have a daughter, so I got the impression that my losses didn't count. Well, at least that was the tone.

    How are you feeling with your new medicine? Mine has worked wonders for me!

  2. I think it sounds like a good idea. I'd like to help on the project side, but I don't know if there'd be much I can do from Aust. But if there is, let me know.