This year I have decided to participate in the Blogging from A to Z challenge. The challenge is to write a blog post everyday (except most of the Sundays) in April. Each post will be on the same theme, which is chosen by the blog author and in an alphabetical order.
The theme I have chosen in Parenting After Loss.
Losing a child is a major life event and it changes almost everything in that life and the life of those around you. It is also something that, unless you have experienced it, you will struggle to full understand.
Losing a child is nothing like losing a close adult. A child has had no chance to experience life or love. Some do not even get to feel the rain on their face or the wind in their hair. I know my Milo didn’t. He lived his whole life inside a hospital ward. He only came home on the day of his funeral. He never got to sleep in my bed, surrounded by my arms or feel the grass under his bare feet.
Hopefully by reading my A to Z challenge posts they will be able to give you a small insight into the world of a loss parent and how it is intrinsically changed forever. If you are a loss parent reading the posts then I hope them make you feel like you are not alone in the darkness.