We welcomed three new parents at our last meeting. Each one lost their child in the last 6 month. They shared their loss and those parents who have been bereaved for longer were able to listen and comfort them. Parents reassured each other that what ever pain there is – it is real and no one should tell them how to survive day by day. Each one has their individual way of coping with losing their child – there is no right or wrong.
Half way through the evening – over another cup of drink – the parents had a chance to speak to each other in smaller groups.
It was a gathering of total support by listening to each other and make each other feel at ease . It is a difficult step to come into our meetings as it seems so real that your child is not there anymore. Although a parent finds it hard to come for the first time they are glad they found the courage to come along.
One mother shared a reading which she found spoke to her:
I Heard Your Voice In The Wind Today
I heard your voice in the wind today and I turned to see your face;
The warmth of the wind caressed me as I stood silently in place.
I felt your touch in the sun today as its warmth filled the sky;
I closed my eyes for your embrace and my spirit soared high.
I saw your eyes in the window pane as I watched the falling rain;
It seemed as each raindrop fell it quietly said your name.
I held you close in my heart today it made me feel complete;
You may have died….but you are not gone you will always be part of me.
As long as the sun shines…the wind blows…the rain falls…
You will live on inside of me forever for that is all my heart knows.
If you are a bereaved parent and want to talk about your child and be understood please come to our next meeting on
Thursday 15th November at 7.30
1 Chadds Lane
Peartree Bridge MK16 3EB