Diana Doyle

Diana Doyle

Diana Doyle lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Peter, and her six-year-old daughter Dempsey. Their daughter Savannah was born in 1999. She was diagnosed with Metachromatic Leukodystrophy, which is similar to Lou Gehrig’s disease at the age of two-and-a-half. She died at age four. Since then, Diana has been speaking and writing in hopes of helping others who are dealing with losses of all kinds.

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What is Grief and Mourning?

  Shock Denial Sadness Numbness Disbelief Sick Longing Guilt Anger Exhaustion A piece of your heart forever missing. Grief and mourning have many different dimensions and emotions. And when your life […]

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The First Clear Day Without Rain, Ten Years On

5,256,000! Over 5 million! That’s the number of minutes since my sister died…the minutes and moments she has missed out on in these past years. That’s a lot of time….ten […]

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Hospice Comforted During the Worst of Times

We’ve just bought a brand spanking new bedroom setting. Its towering wooden bed head makes me feel so tiny…but like a Princess! Anyway, yesterday, while clearing the space for our new […]

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Mums, Daughters and Mother’s Day

When I was growing up, I thought my mum was the most beautiful mother in the world!  I would sit in our bathroom, cross-legged on a white fluffy stool and gaze at […]

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Wondering About the Dreams of a Lost Child

THE BEREAVED – May Williams Ward In the next room, in the low chair, In the soft dark, are you there? I do not ask it when sun is laid […]

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Stranger More Comforting to Bereaved Than Friends

Do you ever find comfort from a stranger? While in Australia over Christmas, I met a young woman, an outsider to my world, who knew nothing of my losses.  I […]

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Grief has no Time-line

Yesterday, I read a blog about grief after child loss.  It was an interesting article, and it made me wonder about my opinions on grief.  I must tell you before you […]

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Mother’s Day Brings Sorrow — and Joy

Every year on the morning of Mother’s Day, I cry. On this special day, I’m greeted with a huge dimpled smile from our daughter Dempsey, who sneaks into our room, […]

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Mother Accepts Sorrow, Doesn’t Let it Rule Her

By Diana Doyle Five years ago, our daughter died. Savannah was only four. The grief I felt that day is still with me and still raw, but it helps me […]

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Enjoy Life Despite Loss

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