Sorry. I was a bit angry.

It’s been almost a year since I last posted about the challenges of returning to work after my son died. As always, I hope that what follows is helpful for anyone else on a similar journey and friends who just want to know how life is. Continue Reading →

The perils of balancing grief, social media and work

Grief and social media make for a volatile mix. It can also be dangerous for your career, especially if you have a sense of humour like mine. However, if it helps break taboos and show others, especially dads, that it is possible to live, work and laugh again after losing a child, a social media habit is a risk I’m happy to take. Continue Reading →

It’s Time to Spread a Little Love

In a world blighted by conflict and anger it’s easy to wonder where love is but, if you want it and you look for it, you will find it.

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Going Back

On February 26th we finally returned to the Evelina to meet Edward’s medical team to discuss why he died and ask any questions about his treatment. Continue Reading →

Back To Work

When is the right time to return to work after the death of a child? I still don’t know the answer but there’s really only one way to find out. It’s time to give it a go. Continue Reading →

I Beg Your F***ing Pardon?

People can say the strangest things to bereaved parents. Here’s my list of the Top 10 I’ve had so far. There is plenty of gratuitous language, so please skip it if you’re easily offended. It’s supposed to be funny.

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Acceptance

There can be no ifs, buts or maybes after the death of a child. Acceptance is the only way forward.  Continue Reading →

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Little Hearts Matter

At Edward’s funeral, we asked mourners not to send flowers and instead make a donation to Little Hearts Matter, a small charity that provides support to the families of children affected by HLHS.

So far, including Gift Aid, we have managed to raise over £15,000 and I cannot tell you how grateful we are. The fund is still open, so if you have been touched by Edward’s story and want to help make a difference to other children like him, please consider making a contribution. If we had £1 for every time his blog has been read, we would have raised over£100,000.