Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall

Here are 2 recalls for shades that have injured and killed children. These recalls are great, and we applaud the manufactures and retailers for recalling them. Our hope is that ALL retailers and manufactures will recall their products that have the exact same design which have killed or injured other children.  All roman shades and roll up shades have the same exact design.  They all need to be pulled off the shelves! Click here for recall details.

What does grief feel like?

Grief to me feels like this giant gaping hole in your heart.  My heart feels physically “heavy”.  I feel a strong sense of longing. Roxanne Noddin Mother of Jacob

Will my pain ever go away?

The pain doesn’t go away, ever. It will lessen a little sometimes and once in a while it will come back in a big tidal wave. I think, as the years pass, the tidal waves become farther apart. Unlike in the beginning, it’s a constant tsunami. Roxanne Noddin Mother of Jacob

How long will it take before I feel ‘normal’ again?

The pain doesn’t go away, ever. It will lessen a little sometimes and once in a while it will come back in a big tidal wave. I think, as the years pass, the tidal waves become farther apart. Unlike in the beginning, it’s a constant tsunami. Roxanne Noddin Mother of Jacob

How can I tell my friends and family to support me?

Everyone’s needs are different. I wanted people around me all the time, but there were times I just wanted them to all go away. I didn’t want the hugs and looks and words of sympathy, but I would have felt hurt if no one showed they cared. I guess, just quietly, be there. Just know that I won’t have a melt-down if you mention his name. I actually enjoy hearing stories of him. Even if they are the same ones … Read More

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