The world seems to be filled with sadness and fear. Maybe it's 24h/7hr access to the news on the television or internet. But we seem to be constantly immersed in others peoples grief and misery. I now catastrophic news sells better. An earthquake in a Greek island where houses tumble like dominoes or a tsunami in some island we … Continue reading The world as we know it.
I'd have died for my daughter but she died before me. Last year her life was severed six weeks before her 18th birthday, no warning, no goodbyes, no last hug before she got on the bus for the concert. She never got to go to her debs. She never got her first real taste of freedom … Continue reading Second chance
25th August 1998 The pain is getting stronger. The nurse checks the babies heart. The babies’ rhythmic heartbeat on the machine beside me soothes me, momentarily, the contraction intensifies that I lean forward into the pain. ‘Are you OK? Are you sure you don’t want an epidural?’ No’ I reply through clenched teeth. God the pain. I … Continue reading One Less Present to Wrap