Our December meeting was a more solemn gathering. For some of the parents it was their first Christmas without their child. Apprehension of how to handle Christmas was present in the room. Parents chatted and supported each other by listening and those who have been without their child for the last year or so could give tips on how to survive this festive season.
One of the parent shared her feeling and said that they will do what their child would have liked – still a very painful thought but it was felt that this is the least they can do.
Another mum said that she heard a saying ‘No one dies when they live on the lips of the living’.
The parents all felt how important it was to talk about their child and even if it would upset someone.
A reading was shared by Faye McCord – TCF, Jackson , MS
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ (For Bereaved Parents)
The parents received a small gift from the group – each one got an Angel sun catcher. This was very much appreciated.
(picture credit to ebay seller prettylittlethings786)
Our next meeting will Thursday 19th January at 7.30pm. All are welcome.