By Sophia, age 7
My mom’s favorite color was green and we both liked butterflies. It reminds me of her.
By Caitlyn, age 19
Portrait of a grieving person. Everyone experiences grief at some point in their lives, and it isn’t always easy to tell who is facing grief and when. My painting shows this because it is really just the imprint of a person – not someone who is recognizable or real.
Get Out of the Darkness
By Hannah, age 15
Symbolism: My painting means that even if you have been in the darkness of grief, you can always find the light out of the darkness. You can be still consumed in the darkness, but the light will overpower and save you from falling back.
By Kolton, age 8
At Valerie’s House children are taught that colors can represent an emotion when they are going through grief. Kolton’s piece represents a mixture of emotions when his loved one died. The word “Love” in black represents a lonely heart. The color choices in his art piece represent anger, sadness, and shock of losing his loved one.
Valerie's House provide grief support programs and services for children in Southwest Florida. No child should grieve alone.
We all lose people we love. In fact, 1 in 14 children in Florida will lose a parent or sibling before they turn 18. So let’s talk about it! Tune in to the conversation as we talk with children, parents, teachers, counselors, and others about childhood grief.
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