We need not walk alone. We are The Compassionate Friends.
We reach out to each other with love, with understanding
and with hope. Our children have died at all ages and from
many different causes, but our love for our children unites
us. Your pain becomes my pain just as your hope becomes my
We come together from all walks of life, from many different
circumstances. We are a unique family because we represent
many races and creeds. We are young, and we are old.
Some of us are far along in our grief, but others still feel
a grief so fresh and so intensely painful that we feel helpless
and see no hope. Some of us have found our faith to be a source
of strength; some of us are struggling to find answers. Some
of us are angry, filled with guilt or in deep depression;
others radiate an inner peace.
But whatever pain we bring to this gathering of The Compassionate
Friends, it is pain we will share just as we share with each
other our love for our children.
We are all seeking and struggling to build a future for ourselves,
but we are committed to building a future together as we reach
out to each other in love and share the pain as well as the
joy, share the anger as well as the peace, share the faith
as well as the doubts and help each other to grieve as well
as to grow.
WE NEED NOT WALK ALONE. WE ARE THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS.