I’m editing the whole and rewriting the ending of Watching Petals Fall, and giving a lot more thought this time as to what would make it more helpful for other bereaved parents.
I’m ten years into this journey and don’t claim to have a map – all our experiences are different and as this blog illustrates, I haven’t exactly stayed on the rails all the way. I guess all I can do is show how it’s been for me and my family and talk about what’s helped or hindered us. There is no recovery – we can’t go back to where we were before – but there is acceptance and assimilation, which with work and determination can enrich the present. I suppose that’s what I’m trying to say in telling our story.