Surviving the Death of a Child

After a child dies we may feel like we have died ourselves. From my experience, I think parents have two basic choices, to exist (and merely survive), or to create new and meaningful lives. I opted for the second choice and am glad I did. Though my life isn't what I thought it would be at this age, it is exciting, rewarding, and happy. Do you have suggestions for surviving the death of a child? If so, please take a moment and share them.