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Happy Birthday, Charlie Gard

Rather than focus on the heated and varied debate regarding the medical case of Charlie Gard, I am instead simply going to think of his parents on this special day. Today would have been his first birthday. There is no way that this day last year, Chris and Connie would have dreamt in a million… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Charlie Gard

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Charlie Gard: Hope for Home in Final Days

  For reasons completely out of the control of his parents, little Charlie Gard is no longer able to be treated for his illness. With this in mind, they have made the decision, now all avenues have been exhausted, to remove Charlie from his life support and let him pass away. Their final wish is… Continue reading Charlie Gard: Hope for Home in Final Days

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Charlie Gard: An Update

In my last post, I reflected on the impending loss of baby Charlie Gard, the baby at the centre of a battle between his parents and the doctors treating him. When I wrote my post, it was in response to the fact his parents had released a video on YouTube stating that they would be… Continue reading Charlie Gard: An Update

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Charlie Gard, An Angel Too Soon

Update 03/07/2017: Since I posted the original post, news came through that Charlie's parents have been allowed to have more time to say their goodbyes to him. There is never enough time in this entire universe in order to say goodbye to your precious baby. I hope the time they have been given provides them… Continue reading Charlie Gard, An Angel Too Soon

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Email from 23rd May 2007 – Sending the News of Lucy’s Passing

Here is a copy of an email I sent out to family and friends a few days after Lucy's funeral. Back before Facebook was the go-to medium of choice for contacting friends and family, I would occasionally e-mail out updates of how we were getting on post-university. I don't think anyone really wanted to receive… Continue reading Email from 23rd May 2007 – Sending the News of Lucy’s Passing

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The First of my Angel’s Anniversaries Start Today

So it begins. The tenth anniversaries of when I lost my babies have now begun with today. 10 years ago today, I went into labour at work, sat at my desk. I remember panicking and sobbing with the pain and the thought that the precious lives I was carrying were in danger. I remember it… Continue reading The First of my Angel’s Anniversaries Start Today

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Nearly 10 Years Since My Daughters Died – And I am Struggling

I’ve been struggling to understand why I’ve felt more down than usual (even for me) over the past few days. I've eaten too much, struggled to concentrate and been barely able to sleep. However, the answer is obvious and I think I’m hiding from it and trying to distract myself from thinking about it, but… Continue reading Nearly 10 Years Since My Daughters Died – And I am Struggling

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The Bereaved at Christmas

Each Christmas, since 2007, I have faced the unimaginable: a Christmas with two children in heaven. It is lovely to experience Christmas with my two rainbow babies (rainbow babies/children: a term used by bereaved parents to describe the children they have after a loss of a baby or child), but, they are not their sister’s… Continue reading The Bereaved at Christmas