A small request…

Please, Mum and Dad… My hands are small, I don’t mean to spill my drink. My legs are short – please slow down so I can keep up. Don’t slap my hands when I touch something bright and pretty. I don’t understand. Please look at me when I talk to you. It lets me know […]

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Guest blog: To my grieving sister… (a poem)

A beautiful poem written by my older sister in a comment, which I think deserves a post of its own. I live each day with you, understanding the pain, Will life ever one day, be the same? Each heartbreaking moment reliving what was, Life as we knew it burst into dust.

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Jesus wept

One of the shortest sentences in the Bible has had a great impact on me and shows us that, despite all that he knew, Jesus didn’t gloss over the harsh reality of grief: ‘Jesus wept.’ (John 11:35) Jesus wept at the death of Lazarus, as He had arrived too late to save him, before He […]

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Water Bugs and Dragonflies

We came upon this story when preparing Abi’s funeral and the vicar read it out. We knew many people of all ages would be there and wanted a reading that everyone could understand and, hopefully, find comfort from.

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Comfort in loss (a prayer)

Dear Lord, Please help me in this time of loss and overwhelming grief. I don’t understand why my life is filled with this pain and heartache. But I turn my eyes to you as I seek to find the strength to trust in your faithfulness. I will wait on you and not despair; I will […]

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Forever autumn (a morning prayer)

You don’t have to be religious to draw comfort from this prayer. As I rise up this morning I remember the love that I lost. I remember their laughter and smile, their quirks and silly moments. I remember the place they always sat and the things that they once said.

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