It takes a Village…

"It takes a village" is an African proverb meaning that in order to raise a child one cannot just do it alone, one needs an entire community to help and guide the parents and the child. I was thinking about how true this was the other day and thinking how it also takes a village... Continue Reading →

4th time’s the hardest…

Today should have been Eilys' 4th birthday. Her 4th Birthday. Every time I think it or say it it hurts. This one seems to hurt more than the others did. I think the reason for this is that with turning 4 comes so many changes in a child's life. At 4 a child becomes their... Continue Reading →

The things I would tell myself…

Baby loss awareness week has made me feel very reflective. I have been thinking a lot of Eilys and about other babies who have died, I have been thinking about how parents navigate grief and how the wider family and friends cope too. Sometimes I feel like that Eilys' death hasn't changed me, that I... Continue Reading →

2 years without Eilys

I can’t believe that it has been 2 years since Eilys died. 2 years. I say these cliches all the time, it feels like forever ago and no time at all. Some days I wonder how I have come to this point. None of it seems real. Eilys was here and now she isn’t. It... Continue Reading →

A little update…

In my last blog post I wrote about how I was struggling a bit with anxiety and lack of sleep at the moment and I wanted to give a little update on how I am feeling. First of all, getting my ass to the gym felt so flipping good and the endorphins set me weekend... Continue Reading →

Update from my life

I have been awol for a few weeks now, I am sorry!! I have been absolutely itching to blog but I just haven’t had the time or the inclination! We have been busy. We are trying to get the house ready for Christmas. We are hopefully having lots of people over for Christmas day and... Continue Reading →

Sharing Eilys

A few weeks ago during my counselling course I had a total shitter of a time due to one member of the group being a little overly critical of me as a person without really trying to get to know me. It threw me into a bit of a tail spin and I found it... Continue Reading →

Bedtime blues

Most days I'm alright at the moment. I get through. I keep busy. I surround myself with people I love and memories I cherish. Some days are harder than others but I drag my ass through them. Grief is a sneaky little bugger. Sometimes it creeps up on you, othertimes you can't escape it like... Continue Reading →

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