When a building is attacked it is often from the outside, in… hitting the walls to bring it down. When a heart is attacked through grief, it strikes me that the pain comes from inside. You feel as though you … More
We grieve because of lost love, we grieve because although we still have love in our heartsÂ – we have lost the person to share it with. So when problems arise and that love is not there to comfort, nurture … More
Anniversaries of losing someone is strange. Why is any day any more important than any other…when missing someone? Time in some ways helps you cope with anniversaries but never takes away the pain. I also find that the biggest benefit … More
I came across this poem about grief today, not sure who wrote it but maybe it will provide some comfort to anyone grieving When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and … More
There are days when the world seems black When nothing seems right, when all hope is lost Then I come here to our Widows community And you my friends, hold my heart until it can beat once more I fear, … More
In the UK, the leader of the opposition David Cameron and his wife suffered the loss of their child yesterday. Politics stopped for the day as the country realised one thing – that death always puts any problems into context. … More
As you know it was the anniversary ofÂ Dad’s deathÂ last week, Mum coped really well. I phoned her on the night and she was really cheerful, laughing with my Aunt. She said, “Oh Anna, this one date is no more important … More
I have never been a person who is frightened, yet when you grieve the loss of a loved one, suddenly fears surface that you never imagine. Fear of being alone, of the future, of the dark, of socialising, of going … More
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When we grieve we can become angry, we can hate what has happened to us and our loved ones. Anger is a normal reaction, however I am always reminded of a quote from Mahatma Ghandi “The weak can never forgive. … More
Agatha Christie said “I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations; and suddenly find – at the age of fifty, say – that a whole new life … More
I posted yesterday about Is there life after death, and Diane wrote such wonderful words that I wanted to share them with you. She also left a link to the Waterbug story “I believe that the loss of a loved … More
I remember when my best friend lost her brother – her mother who was usually a weak person went into overdrive and rallied the family until they had all coped with his death. I looked at her one day, I … More
Loneliness – Fact or Feeling was a post I wrote at the weekend. There were some wonderful comments and one comment from Leslie who said ” I declined today. I know she doesnâ€™t understand but I find that sometimes I … More