When you look back on your life at the age of 90, then 5 horrid years won’t seem that bad I would tell myself in 2007. I am 41 and already the pain of losing my son and my mother has subsided considerably. I have my faith, family and friends to thank for that but talking through my grief helped immensely at the time and empowered me to make decisions to work around the big black hole I found myself in!
After 2 years of therapy following the loss of our beautiful son Charlie, I decided I could use the experiences I had had to help others and went on to work with psychologists in the area of perinatal loss to help those training in the medical profession understand what it was like from the parental point of view. When I tell someone I understand their grief, they believe me and it helps. Of course, we face other types of challenges too and it helps to speak to someone who has come through a life changing situation with all the consequences that holds, and is still alive!