This is our first of a special two-episode interview, sharing our personal experiences of how friends and family can support a grieving family after child loss. Colby and I are joined by our longtime family friend, Dr. Stephanie Bartholomew, who bravely and immediately stepped in when Cassidy died, to become what I have lovingly termed, my Grief Secretary. In this week’s podcast, we focus on the first hours, days and weeks after Cassidy’s sudden passing, and the many ways friends carried us. We hope sharing our experience might help others who are supporting friends and families along the grief journey.
We invite you to come back for Episode #2, released on August 15, 2022, when we continue our conversation with Stephanie about how grief changes over time, and how the support we need does too. We are grateful to Steph, our many friends and family, and our community, for their love and support.
Holding the Light is an original, monthly podcast created and hosted by Monica and Colby Charette, and produced by Julia Vigue and Sophia Speeckaert. EMAIL US (email@example.com) with questions, comments, or a request to join us as a guest. We also welcome you to visit us at ShineOnCass (www.shineoncass.org) where our family continues to Shine the Light of Cassidy.
Our podcast’s theme music is As Long As You Love (Scarlet Wings) written and sung by Cindy Bullens, from the album Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth produced by Blue Lobster Records (1999). Available on CD or download at www.cidnybullens.com. Mention Holding the Light Podcast and receive a signed copy.