We had 14 parents at our last meeting. One new dad came along. Parents discussed how real the pain of grief feels. They expressed their sadness that so often they lose close friends as they don’t understand that this pain does not disappear. One dad’s coping mechanism is to have very positive thoughts about his child. This is his way of walking through his grief. There was a real sense of support of each other during the evening – recognizing that each one is dealing with the loss of their child differently and understanding that those meetings are meaningful for each. It is a time when a parent can open up and share their deepest thoughts and pain. It is encouraging for newly bereaved parents to see that there can be laughter again.
We discussed the forthcoming 10th Anniversary of our group – a group no one wants to belong to but one which is so important for those parents who have lost a child. We are planning a get together in September – a venue needs to be confirmed and purchasing a bench from the Parks Trust. We will keep you updated.
Our next meeting will be Thursday 20th June 7.30 – 9.30 at
The Peartree Centre, 1 Chadds Lane, Peartree Bridge, MK6 3EB
Any bereaved parent is warmly welcome.