Bereavement, Grief, Loss of a Parent

13 years on the grief rollercoaster

As this post goes live, it will have been exactly 4,750 days since my world was turned upside down and I was placed onto the grief rollercoaster, when my Dad passed away with no warning.  I wanted to take a moment to just sit and reflect on the time that has passed as a lot… Continue reading 13 years on the grief rollercoaster

Bereavement, Grief, Loss of a Parent, Uncategorized

Losing a Parent As a Child – 11 Years On, 11 Lessons Learnt

It’s been 11 years’ since I lost my dad aged 13 and I can honestly say that the journey of grief is one hell of a rollercoaster. When you lose a parent at any age you learn some pretty tough life lessons but when you lose a parent as a child/teenager, you learn things that… Continue reading Losing a Parent As a Child – 11 Years On, 11 Lessons Learnt

Bereavement, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Grief, Loss of a Parent

A Letter to my Younger Self

Dear 13-year-old Lauren, Tomorrow dad will take you to school. You will kiss him goodbye and tell him you love him and you’ll see him later. You’ll run into the common room to meet your friends and you’ll talk excitedly about the Christmas Feast that will take place that evening and how next year you… Continue reading A Letter to my Younger Self