Losing a child is far more than "a single loss" -- child loss is a number of losses and that's part of why this pain is so complicated. We lose part of our own heart, part of the future, part of the present, part of our hopes and dreams, part of our joy, part of our family, part of our heritage, and on and on we go. This is a loss that has many layers of grief, and we must in time deal with each and every one of those losses. Maybe that's why so many others don't understand -- child loss is a complicated, ongoing number of losses. Heartbreaking, painful losses, and it's so very hard trying to find some kind of balance in life again!