Holding the Light

Ed Gould: A Father's Loss

June 15, 2022 Monica and Colby Charette Season 1 Episode 3
Holding the Light
Ed Gould: A Father's Loss
Show Notes

Grief is a very personal journey, especially for couples grieving the loss of a child. Each person processes differently, each in their own way, and in their own time.  In this week's episode, Ed Gould shares how he and his wife Lynn reacted and coped very differently after the sudden loss of their son Matthew; and how they found common ground on which to walk together along their path to healing. This interview was recorded just before the 10th "anniversary" of Matthew's passing.

Ed is very open about the cause of Matt's death, the last words he shared with his 22-year-old son, how he still talks to him every night, and the gratefulness he carries with him now, for the time they had together.  And he has a message for other grieving fathers.  You are not alone.

You will be inspired to learn how this grieving father is honoring his son by supporting youth mentoring, and serving as a fierce advocate for mental health resources. 

Holding the Light is an original, twice-monthly podcast  (the 1st and 15th of every month) created and hosted by Monica and Colby Charette, and produced by Julia Vigue.  EMAIL US with questions, comments, or a request to join us as a guest. We also welcome you to visit us at ShineOnCass 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
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Holding the Light is an original, monthly podcast created and hosted by Monica and Colby Charette, and produced by Monica Charette with support from Julia Vigue and Sophia Speeckaert. EMAIL US (shineoncass@gmail.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!

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