Our meeting was attended by 14 bereaved parents this month and helped as always by our brilliant facilitator who help set up the room, make the tea’s and open the meeting. We welcomed back some old faces who have not been to a meeting for many months as well as parents who are facing anniversaries of their children’s death or … Read More
Parents came together on Thursday 20th April @ Pear tree bridge and we talked about how social media and the internet affects us – is it a good thing to spend hours searching for answers or reasons why as bereaved parents we feel like we do. Is it productive or destructive for the mind and soul ? Many of us said … Read More
We had 14 parents at our last meeting. Liz opened the meeting with a reading by Julia Samuel – Lessons in Love & Loss ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-4248650/Lessons-love-loss.html ) In her article she explains how building ‘pillars of strength’ will help bereaved people to keep going ,live with and learning from losing a loved one. This was followed by a lively discussion … Read More
16 parents came to our November meeting. We started the evening by Ian reading ‘An Ugly Pair of Shoes’ (author unknown). It expresses the painful journey of grief which nobody wants to be part of but recognizes that although it is hard road often one becomes stronger. It started a good conversation and parents shared what they found difficult. We … Read More
This month we welcomed some old faces back to the group for a chat and some support and we dusted off the hand made tree topper we use on the groups memorial tree at Woburn Abbey over the Christmas period. For some parents attending each month is either not possible, or not required, but the group with it’s friendly familiar faces … Read More
We had 10 parents at our September meeting. Val read a poem ‘Just for Today’ by V. Tushingham (taken from the Bereaved Parents Group of the USA Tampa Bay Newsletter, September 2001). Parents could associate with the reading. The discussion during the evening was fairly light as some of the parents shared some of their holiday experiences. There were tears … Read More
Despite the holiday season we had 11 parents coming to the meeting. The discussion was about going on holiday.Parents found it difficult to get ready for the holiday knowing that they do not need to pack for the child who died. They expressed the sadness they feel. The child’s funeral was also discussed and each parents found this a very traumatic … Read More
The group met as usual on the 3rd Thursday of the month. In addition to our 3 facilitators 13 parents attended (Mums and Dads) including 2 new mums who shared stories of their children. Tears were shed and lots of tea and biscuits consumed. Pictures of our children were hung on the photo tree and candles burned throughout the meeting. We … Read More
Our Next meeting will be on Thursday 18th August @ 7.30pm – Any parent who have suffered the loss of a child is welcome to come and talk or just listen to other bereaved parents talk about how they cope, their thoughts and fears. Please contact us if you would like assistance with transport to attend.
Christmas can be a difficult time for bereaved families and we spent our November meeting making Christmas Tree decorations with photos of our angles inside each one. The Tree was part of the 3 day Christmas Tree Festival hosted by St Michaels church in Woburn Sands.