It’s been commonly noted that while the English language contains words for a child who has lost their parents (orphan), or someone whose spouse has died (widow), we don’t currently have a word to describe a parent whose child is deceased.
For myself, I choose the term, “Sea Glass Parent
.” It acknowledges both the Broken and the Beauty in my life.
The Adrian’s Elephant Store
exists to provide bereaved parents who choose the Sea Glass term with the ability to purchase clothing and accessories to display this identity.
Important Disclosure: I do receive a small income from sales in this store, which will be used both to support this website and to fund distribution of educational materials to both expecting and bereaved families.