Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Thanks for beaing there

But grief doesn't end with the funeral and occasional phone call, note or visit will let me know you haven't forgotten.The death of my child has left me emotionally and spiritually shattered. It will take time to put the pieces together again, to rebuild relationships. But when things get really bad, knowing there is a friend who cares may be all I need to tip the balance in favour of recovery.

Written by Elspeth Ludemann. First published in "North and South" (New Zealand) in March 1991).