Monthly archives for December, 2016

Without You

Without You

I think it can be helpful to have a plan for Christmas but not to set anything in stone or try to do things just to please everyone else. Just do it in little chunks and look after yourself It’s such a difficult time of year if you’ve lost someone. Peace Mary

I’m Not Ready to Say Goodbye

I’m Not Ready to Say Goodbye

A Song for you Mum, I love you and you will always be in our hearts x

Without You

Without You

Last year was our first Christmas without our son. I remember dreading it, feeling really excluded and wanting it just to stop. There’s an assumption that it’s such a happy time but for many people it’s a sad, lonely and isolating time . We didn’t know what to do. It felt like it was everywhere […]

Without You

Without You

My dad died in March.We are dreading Christmas, dad was the life and soul. We always had lights outside and the house looked like Santa’s grotto by the time he’d finished. This year we are going to friends for the day. We put the tree up but it made us all cry – to think […]

Without You

Without You

  My late partner Rachel absolutely loved everything about Christmas time, The fact that she’s gone from this world and will never see any more Christmases makes my heart ache this time of year. I know I’m not alone in my feelings and I hope the poem may bring just a small piece of comfort […]

Share your story with us

Share your story with us

  As Christmas and New Year approach we think of our bereaved visitors and clients. For the newly bereaved, facing a first Christmas without their loved one, Christmas can bring added pain and stress. We know that over the holiday period many people will visit this website, some seeking support and others simply wanting to […]

Facing the season of celebrations without your loved one

Facing the season of celebrations without your loved one

For ¬†those who are facing their first Christmas and New Year without their loved one the prospect can feel so daunting. It’s incredibly hard when others ¬†around are lighting their houses and busily shopping for presents, it may seem like the world around has suddenly become exclusively jolly and wrapped in excitement and anticipation. Shops […]