For all of our Mums who’ve lost their children 💔 …
What is Normal after your child dies? ( Written by A Grieving Mother )
Normal is having tears waiting behind every smile because your child is missing from all the important events in your life.
Normal is feeling like you can’t sit another minute without getting up and screaming, because you just don’t like to sit through anything anymore.
Normal is not sleeping very well because a thousand what if’s & why didn’t I’s go through your head constantly.
Normal is reliving the day your child died, continuously through your eyes and mind, holding your head to make it go away.
Normal is having the TV on the minute you walk into the house to have noise, because the silence is deafening.
Normal is telling the story of your child’s death as if it were an everyday, commonplace activity, and then seeing the horror in someone’s eyes at how awful it sounds. And yet realizing it has become a part of your "normal."
Normal is each year coming up with the difficult task of how to honor your childs’s memory and their birthdays and survive these days.
Normal is a heart warming and yet sinking feeling at the sight of something special your child loved.
Normal is having some people afraid to mention your child.
Normal is making sure that others remember your child.
Normal is everyone else eventually going on with their lives.
Normal is weeks, months, and years after the initial shock, the grieving gets worse, not better.
Normal is not listening to people compare anything in their life to your loss, unless they too have lost a child. Nothing compares.
Normal is realizing you do cry everyday.
Normal is being impatient with everything and everyone except someone stricken with grief over the loss of their child.
Normal is sitting at the computer crying, sharing how you feel with other grieving parents.
Normal is being too tired to care if you paid the bills, cleaned the house, did the laundry or if there is any food.
Normal is asking God why he took your child’s life instead of yours.
Normal is learning to lie to everyone you meet and telling them you are fine. You lie because it makes others uncomfortable if you cry. You’ve learned it’s easier to lie to them then to tell them the truth that you still feel empty and lost.
And last of all…
Normal is hiding all the things that have become "normal" for you to feel, so that everyone around you will think that you are "normal."
Hi I just wanted to thank you all for helping 4Q Cancer to raise the amazing total of £10,000 which was Donated to The Adult Brain Cancer Unit at The Freeman Hospital. This year we’re hoping to raise another £10,000 which will be donated to our chosen charity www.facebook.com/HenryDancerDays/ this is a Children’s Cancer Charity. We can only do this with the amazing support that you’ve all shown over the past 3 years anyone who is wanting to get involved in the Fundraising please please get in touch as we’ve already had Clare doing the boxing day dip. Anyone coming to the Gala night on Friday 16th Nov needs to get intouch with Claire as she needs your deposit by 31st Jan £10 as we’ve had such an amazing response for the Gala night. Thanks Again 4Q Cancer #givecancer2fingers ✌
Garry Henderson is helping us again. He writes…..On 19 may I will be playing in a veterans rugby game once again Like last year it is to raise money for Henry Dancer Days and held at Kingston park home of Newcastle Falcons The day includes a bunch of old fat lads bumping into each other then followed by Washington RFC club dinner. There will be a raffle and auction I am looking for a few things to help the event A couple of old wingers would be appreciated Match sponsors, anyone giving a 3 ( or 4 ) figure sum will have their logo on the match shirts and in a possible match program General sponsorship money. All donations are going to a fantastic cause Raffle and auction items Feel free to give generously and if you know of companies who might like to sponsor us point them in my direction please …