I hope you are all ok and have had a lovely weekend. I haven’t posted on here for a while and I will go onto explain why including something very special that will begin tomorrow for the whole of this week.
Those of you who have been following and reading my blog posts regularly will know that September is an especially hard month for us as our beloved daughter Violet died 5 years ago at the the end of the month and a year later her brother died on the 1st. Usually I would have written lots of posts about it and the huge tidal wave of grief that hits me again every single year but this year I haven’t. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t floored by it or that I didn’t find it hard. I did. I just decided I wouldn’t share it again on here as I felt I was simply repeating myself every year.
Luckily this September we managed to do the thing I love to do the most when I get hit by the wave of grief and that is to escape. This year we escaped to Corfu and I spent Violet’s anniversary on a beautiful beach listening to the crashing of waves. I even did an early morning yoga and meditation on the beach. I really feel travel can be healing and a good way to do something positive for your spirit rather than being sat in what can feel like a groundhog day every year.
BABY LOSS AWARENESS WEEK
Anyway as we head now into Baby Loss Awareness week and October which is Child Loss Awareness month I still wanted to continue to talk openly about child loss and also to further conversations around the subject too.
Over the years this exclusive club I am a member of has introduced me to other fellow members who all like me didn’t ever choose to be here but like me have gone onto do some pretty amazing and special things in memory of their children’s legacies. They also like me have chosen to openly talk about their children in the hope it helps others to do so too and that those who are outside our club can better understand what others are going through which can help to smash the taboo surrounding child and baby loss.
I am honoured that some of those I now have the privilege to call friends have agreed to share their stories over the next week on here. These friends are all amazing, strong and phenomenally inspirational. They all have lost their babies at differing ages and for different reasons so I will let them tell you in their own words starting from tomorrow.
I hope anyone who is going through any kind of loss at the moment is being kind to themselves and to all those who love them. Reach out and send a quick message to someone you know who has suffered loss to simply say you are thinking of them.
Big love and hugs to you all
Always Violet Skies