Every grief journey is different. As a person who has lost a sibling, you not only experience your own grief but also see your parents, grandparents and other family members in their grief, too.
The Compassionate Friends of North Central MA is now offering a sibling sub-group which will be offered at the same time as our general child-loss meeting, the first Thursday of every month. This sub-group will meet in a separate area apart from the parent group where you'll be able to safely speak about all aspects of your grief journey.
If you have lost a sibling at any age to any cause, please join us for our next meeting. Our motto is "you need not walk alone".
Note: You must be 14 years or older to attend this sibling sub-group.
Siblings Walk Together (formerly The Sibling Credo)
We are the surviving siblings of The Compassionate Friends.
We are brought together by the deaths of our brothers and sisters.
Open your hearts to us, but have patience with us.
Sometimes we will need the support of our friends.
At other times we need our families to be there.
Sometimes we must walk alone, taking our memories with us,
continuing to become the individuals we want to be.
We cannot be our dead brother or sister;
however, a special part of them lives on with us.
When our brothers and sisters died, our lives changed.
We are living a life very different from what we envisioned,
and we feel the responsibility to be strong even when we feel weak.
Yet we can go on because we understand better than many others
the value of family and the precious gift of life.
Our goal is not to be the forgotten mourners that we sometimes are, but to walk together to face our tomorrows as surviving siblings of The Compassionate Friends.