About me

I started this blog to express my grief after my eldest daughter, Abi, died suddenly from a brain haemorrhage in February 2013. She was just 12 years old. As a mother of then three, now five, life has been a roller-coaster as I try to find some sense of normality while living with deep loss.

Please browse through my posts to discover more about my journey and how I coped in the aftermath of childloss. You can also order a copy of my book The Dragonfly Story or The Life Without You grief journal.

In 2019, I took a break from writing on this blog while I focused on my grief more privately, but I have kept it open to those who might find some comfort in the words I poured out and will write here and in other ways occasionally.

If you would like to contact me for press articles, interviews or collaborations please feel free to email me on CDOffice@virginmedia.com

Kelly x

2 thoughts on “About me

  1. I think all parents feel that they are making a hash of parenting at some time or another. All we can do is our best and accept that sometimes we will get it wrong and even when we don’t get it wrong our children may not share that opinion. Navigating one’s own grief is hard enough but trying to navigate someone else’s, particularly, a child’s, is extraordinarily difficult. Don’t be too hard on yourselves. I see life as a coin, one side agony, the other ecstasy. Without the former we would’t appreciate the latter, without the latter we wouldn’t survive the former. Time has a habit of filtering out the bad and leaving us with our happiest memories (if we let it). Life doesn’t tend to work out how we expect; I’ve given up looking for reasons, perhaps one day it will all become crystal clear.

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