Tag Archives: loss

An open letter to my parents….

Dear Mum and Dad You must have thought that it all went terribly well the day that I asked the question “Why is mine different from Dad’s”? You told me that I’d had “a little operation to avoid trouble later … Continue reading

Little Earthquakes

A month after my dad died I answer the house phone, it is an old friend of my dad’s ‘is Chris in?’ and I have to tell him that no, Chris died a month before. I can hear the man … Continue reading

I lost my mother when I was a child

I was 7 years old when my mother died. I cannot say what my mother was like because the traumatic experience erased all the memories I had before that day. What I can say is that I missed her all … Continue reading