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Sherry Bell left a comment for Gail Richardson
"I hope you are doing ok Gail. I just wanted you to know your kind words of someone that understands ment so much to me! I will write more later just wanted you to know i was thinking about you and your family. Also the kind words you sent to me. luv…"
Dec 21, 2011
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"thank u yall help me at my worst times becuse yall know the pain"
Feb 25, 2011
coachlouise replied to Gail Richardson's discussion Allowing Grief in the group Missing my Son or Daughter
"thank you for posting this, very moving, very profound, there is no right or wrong way to grieve, an expression of love and pain is as different as each and every snowflake is. We often find through telling our story that it helps another, I feel…"
Sep 15, 2010
Gail Richardson replied to Karen's discussion Please share your Story = the Loss of your Son or Daughter in the group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Geneva - I'm so sorry for your loss. You are still in the first stages of grieve and this is a time when nothing makes any sense at all. There is nothing that I can say at the moment which will ease that awful pain you are feeling and I hope…"
Aug 15, 2010
Gail Richardson replied to Karen's discussion Please share your Story = the Loss of your Son or Daughter in the group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Kay - I have sent you a message - if you look in the top right corner of your screen you'll see you message in-box xxx"
Aug 14, 2010
Gail Richardson replied to Karen's discussion Please share your Story = the Loss of your Son or Daughter in the group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Kay - sending you warm hugs my love. I'm so sorry, losing a child is the hardest thing any Mother will ever have to face, losing two is a nightmare I can't even imagine. My name is Gail, my daughter Meshael was diagnosed with a rare…"
Aug 14, 2010
Gail Richardson left a comment for Darren Mitchell
"Hi Darren - hope you're doing as well as can be expected! It's tough to know how to say 'hope you're doing ok' isn't it?? I've reported 'Cynthia' and hopefully she'll be blocked quickly. You can…"
Jun 29, 2010
Darren Mitchell left a comment for Gail Richardson
"Gailm I am not sure if you have figured it out yet... But it appears that a new member cynthia ie baby.cynthia29@yahoo.com is not really looking for grief support. I received a private message from her that suggests a longer term sexual…"
Jun 29, 2010
Darren Mitchell and Gail Richardson are now friends
Jun 2, 2010
Gail Richardson commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Guys - what can I tell you - I've been keeping myself busy for nine years but as Wendy says, you can keep your mind happy for a while but your heart never stops aching. Karen - this is exactly the place to be venting your anger and don't…"
Jun 2, 2010
Gail Richardson commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"I'll bet you've had about enough of people telling you how strong you are and how great you're doing during this awful, difficult period in your life. Maybe you'd rather hear someone say how much this sucks, how outrageous and…"
May 29, 2010
Gail Richardson left a comment for Anita K Ryder
"Anita - I'm so sorry for your loss my love - losing a child is just so painful and we all find ourselves at a loss for words to express that pain which is like no other. I hope that here you will find some comfort in the understanding and…"
May 29, 2010
Gail Richardson commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Hi Louise - I'm Gail, Meshael's Mum, and I've been on this horrible journey for 9 years in June. One thing I can share with you is that people have to move on in their own time. For some, grief counselling may be the first thing that…"
May 28, 2010
Gail Richardson commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Candle.gif Laura - oh hugs to you my dear, I know that sometimes the days leading up to our Angelversaries are harder than the day itself. I'm thinking of you and will light a candle in your daughters memory"
May 25, 2010
Gail Richardson replied to Karen's discussion Please share your Story = the Loss of your Son or Daughter in the group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Honoring Mothers in Grief on Mother's Day Written by Clara Hinton | May 04, 2003 Mother's Day originated as a way of bringing honor and recognition to all mothers. Over the years, Mother's Day has evolved into one of the most…"
May 9, 2010
Gail Richardson commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Honoring Mothers in Grief on Mother's Day Written by Clara Hinton | May 04, 2003 Mother's Day originated as a way of bringing honor and recognition to all mothers. Over the years, Mother's Day has evolved into one of the most…"
May 9, 2010

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I Can Hear you Whisper - by Sandy Goodman

I CAN HEAR YOU WHISPER



In the mornings

I reserve my drive time

To say hello to you

And to feel you surround me

With your violet eddy of emotions.

In the beginning, a hundred years ago (or was it yesterday?),

My trips to town were for crying,

For screaming,

For asking you over and over and over again

WHY YOU HAD TO LEAVE,

But now it's different.

Now we share the sunrise.

We listen to music,

We reach for…
Continue

Posted on March 21, 2010 at 4:52pm — 1 Comment

The Grief of Fathers

The Grief of Fathers



Fathers are cast in a societal role that is different from that of the

mother. Although there are many role crossovers and although frequently

the deep strength in a family is in the mother, society expects, and

fathers themselves expect, that they be the “strong ones.”



Generally the father is the major support of the family, and he plans to

meet his current expenses, insure against the unanticipated, save for the

anticipated… Continue

Posted on May 31, 2009 at 5:30pm

oneday9.jpg The Emotional Roller Coaster Child loss brings with it an array of mixed emotions. Parents can feel anything from sadness and depression to extreme anger at everyone and anything. Some …

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The Emotional Roller Coaster



Child loss brings with it an array of mixed emotions. Parents can feel anything from sadness and depression to extreme anger at everyone and anything. Some days the tears will flow like a river for no apparent reason. Other days the language that pours forth from your mouth will… Continue

Posted on May 27, 2009 at 3:44pm — 2 Comments

The Awakening

A time in your life when you finally get it.



When in the midst of all your fears and insanity,



You stop dead in your tracks, and somewhere in your head cries out -



ENOUGH!



Enough fighting, crying, or struggling to hold on.



And, like a child quieting down after a blind tantrum,



your sobs begin to subside, you shudder once or twice,



you blink back your tears and through a mantle of wet lashes



you begin to look… Continue

Posted on May 12, 2009 at 4:25pm

Close By your Side

You think I've gone far away and life has lost its will,

But look around, I am right here, living with you still,

I watch your tears, I feel your pain, I see the things you do,

I weep as well, each time you cry, my soul it lives with you.

It gives me such joy to hear you laugh, and do the things you do,

And when you smile over bygone days, I smile right there with you,

For we are still one, just you and me, one mind, one soul, one being,

Walking forward into… Continue

Posted on May 10, 2009 at 4:47pm

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At 12:20pm on August 22, 2014, Stephanie Assa said…

Hello Dear,

How is everything with you,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here,since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on(stephanie.assa@yahoo.co.th)for the full details.
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At 10:23am on December 21, 2011, Sherry Bell said…

I hope you are doing ok Gail. I just wanted you to know your kind words of someone that understands ment so much to me! I will write more later just wanted you to know i was thinking about you and your family. Also the kind words you sent to me. luv Katelynes mommy

At 9:51am on February 25, 2011, Sherry Bell said…
thank u yall help me at my worst times becuse yall know the pain
At 9:27am on June 29, 2010, Darren Mitchell said…
Gailm I am not sure if you have figured it out yet... But it appears that a new member cynthia ie baby.cynthia29@yahoo.com is not really looking for grief support. I received a private message from her that suggests a longer term sexual relationship. Not only that if you look at her comments as of June 28th you will see dozens of them and they are not comment but form letters. Yahoo is well known for infiltrating site with their pornographic advertising which come from "mostly" underage Asian girls.

Would you please mention this to someone that can look into it? Thanks. I hope I am wrong.
At 2:14pm on May 16, 2010, Pastor Jenine Marie Mason said…
Thank you for the birthday wishes for Jayson. We all love and miss him so much! blessings honey...
At 2:28pm on January 28, 2010, Trudy F. Evans gave Gail Richardson a gift
Gift
Thank you Karen. Do appreciate your kindness. My eldest son was born on Feb. 6th and died on Feb. 8th. My younger son was found dead the morning of Feb. 2nd.
At 10:08pm on September 22, 2009, Dee Dee said…
Thank you so much!
He was trying so hard. My heart is broken
At 6:13pm on July 17, 2009, Laura Villarreal said…
Gail, thank you for the beautiful and heartfelt words! I have received sympathies from people who say things like "it must be difficult" or "I know how you feel" but when I ask how they were able to work through the loss of their child they reply with something like "oh, I have never lost a child but I can imagine". I have literally quit going out and taking phone calls. I will only talk to certain family members and I only communicate with all others via email or text. I know they mean well but it just makes me angry because "you cannot imagine the pain and suffering I am going through"! The best sympathies I have received are store bought sympathy cards that have been signed with love, prayers and thoughts. Sometimes less is better.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, too.
At 3:51am on May 10, 2009, Gail Richardson said…
A SALUTE TO MOMS ABLE TO CARRY ON
BY: Erma Bombech
May 13, 1995



If you’re looking for an answer this Mothers Day on why God reclaimed your child, I don’t know.
I only know that thousands of mothers out there desperately need an answer as to why they were permitted to go through the elation of carrying a child and then lose it to miscarriage, accident, violence, disease, or drugs.
Motherhood isn’t just a series of contractions; it’s a state of mind. From the moment we know life is inside us, we feel responsibility to protect and defend that human being. It’s a promise we can’t keep. We beat ourselves to death over that pledge, “If I hadn’t worked through the eighth month.” “If I had taken him to the doctor when he had a fever.” “If I hadn’t let him use the car that night.” “If I hadn’t been so naive, I’d have noticed he was on drugs.
The longer I live, the more convinced I become that surviving changes us. After the bitterness, the anger, the guilt, and the despair are tempered by time, we look at life differently.
While I was writing my book, “I Want to Grow Hair, I Want to Grow Up, I Want to Go to Boise,” I talked with mothers who had lost a child to cancer. Every single one said that death gave their new lives meaning and purpose. And who do you think prepared them for the tough, lonely road they had to travel? Their dying child. They pointed their mothers toward the future and told them to keep going. The children had already accepted what their mothers were fighting to reject.
The children in the bombed out nursery in Oklahoma City have touched more lives than they will ever know. Workers who had probably given their kids a mechanical pat on the head without thinking that morning were making calls home during the day to their children to say, “I love you.”
This may seem like a strange Mothers Day column – a day when joy and life abound for the millions of mothers throughout our country. But it’s also a day of appreciation and respect. I can think of no mothers who deserve it more than those who had to give a child back.
In the face of adversity we are not permitted to ask, “Why me?” You can ask, but you won’t get an answer. Maybe you are the instrument who is left behind to perpetuate the life that was lost and appreciate the time you had with it.
The late Gilda Radner summed it up pretty well. “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned the hard way that some poems don’t rhyme and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what is going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.”

"Hope" is the thing with feathers...
That perches in the soul...
And sings the tune without words...
And never stops at all.....
(Emily Dickinson
At 1:30pm on May 9, 2009, Diana Y said…
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JO B alexio replied to JO B alexio's discussion mad at god
"why do we get in 2 bad habits coz of grief we do im bk 2 brethng car fums in again lk i did wn i wz yongr i dont no if its coz im mad at saton/god him or her othrs end up on tobaco again or drink hevy 1 of stuff iv dun"
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JO B alexio commented on Julie Dolsey-Weiss's group Traumatic, Sudden Loss
"me 2 connie  1s it say it nver lost any 1 it is danny eash grief is difrent on hear sorry for oyre loss aw well deborah so sorry"
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"Dear, do other people cherish and love each other like we do? Are they really like us?"

500 year old love letter found buried with Korean mummy Posted by TANN ArchaeoHeritage, Archaeology, Asia, Breakingnews, South East Asia, South Korea 8:00 PA poetic love letter written by a mourning Korean wife that was found beside the mummified body of the woman's husband has grabbed the limelight many a time since its discovery more than a decade ago. 500 year old love letter found buried with Korean mummy The love letter found on the chest of 16th century mummy of Eung-tae, a member of…See More
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Elizabeth Ann Collins posted a blog post

Missing you, my world, even after almost 3 years

I have not been on this site in a while. When people tell you "time will heal everything", "you have your memories", "it gets better with time", well, they mean well, but it does not! It has been 32 months since I lost my husband of three years to a senseless murder in front of me. I wished when it happen that the coward would have taken me as well and I still do. Two weeks after my husband was taken from me, I lost my Dad as well and have not even had a chance to grieve him. I hate may life, I…See More
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Tell me again it gets easier

So I'm booked off work as I have developed painful complications with the shingles, among other things severe abdominal inflammation, swollen glands, eye infection...all due to ongoing emotional trauma. Sent home with a bag of medicine: antibiotics, antivirals, chronic meds, stronger anti-depressant and advise from my doctor that maybe instead of putting him on a pedestal I should express some anger at him for "doing this" and leaving me like this, so I can "let go". I will take the medicine,…See More
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kim posted a status
"please baby take me with you, please. I cant take this pain, I love you shawn"
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Rhona Clyne posted a status
"It's our 7/8 Mum...our last to the day...I love you...and I miss you every single moment."
9 hours ago
Debra A. Whitemaine replied to Sher's discussion Bad timing of sudden tragic deaths in the group Traumatic, Sudden Loss
"Sher, you are right that I could never understand what you have been thru.  But I have compassion for you.  That is a terrible chain of events except for the birth of your son.  Sending you my thoughts and prayers. Debbie"
11 hours ago
Deborah Horn commented on Julie Dolsey-Weiss's group Traumatic, Sudden Loss
"People mean well with those comments.  Nothing they say can really help and they know that.  However, I take comfort in the comments such as your loved one would want you to go on and be happy, because I have said this to myself many…"
11 hours ago
Linda K posted a blog post

Empty Arms

I just wanted to be able to hold you just once more. The kiss in the coffin is as close as I got. I think of you contantly and wonder if I am just dead too. I feel like a zombie walking amongest the living trying to put on a "normal" appearance. I hardly had time to process your cancer diagnosis and suddenly I was empty without you. The kids seem to be adjusting in their own way. I just feel the void of you everywhere.See More
12 hours ago
kim posted a blog post

everyday

everyday is the same, same pain, same tears, same emptiness, same heart break, how can I go on without you, how does everyone else go on knowing you went away. I ask you every night why you left me, but you never answer me. I sit and watch the butterflys  sitting on your beautiful butterfly bush. and I cry.  I ask you to tell me what you want me to do, again no answer,theres no such thing as a good day any more. everyday is to  filled with pain. filled with tears, sleepless nights, needing you…See More
12 hours ago
Linda K commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Hi ASKala, I am equally sorry for your loss. I thought of my husband as my best friend, my heart feels like someone ran it over with something sharp. I talk to him and ask him to connect with me in a way I will know it is him, went away to NJ shore…"
13 hours ago
Danny commented on Julie Dolsey-Weiss's group Traumatic, Sudden Loss
"I meant to talk about what has happened with people who have experienced this before or now.  I am bouncing ideas off with a grief counselor too online. 'Sudden' is a very special area and not many people know how to deal with it."
14 hours ago
Danny commented on Julie Dolsey-Weiss's group Traumatic, Sudden Loss
"I learnt this rather early on when i heard these kinds of comments that these people are amateurs with no experience.  So with many of my friends and contacts, i don't even discuss anything what happened with them.  I integrate them…"
14 hours ago
Zell commented on Zell's blog post so unpredictable...and cruel
"HI Marty, Unfortunately with this condition I have to stay out the sun.  Im having dizzy spells so not safe to drive and hardly have the energy to climb the 50 stairs at home at the afternoon, let alone go for a walk.  Seeing my doctor…"
15 hours ago
Connie K commented on Julie Dolsey-Weiss's group Traumatic, Sudden Loss
"Rachel I hate those comments too! The cliches never end. Sometimes you just want to say the truth back to them. "You don't get it, this will not pass!" They just don't know what to say. they can't understand the depth of…"
18 hours ago

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