These men and women walk a different path and live a different life ;
they try to conquer challenges amid a soul of strife.
Our tears fall soft and silently when no one is near,
the pain we have felt has changed us and there is not much else ewe fear.
A miracle was sent to us and all our dreams seemed real,
I never dreamed the kind of love a mothers soul could feel.
I wish my dream had lasted and my lifer had stayed the same,
but fate had other plans for me and I search for who to blame
I had my child for a less than expected time and my life seems empty now,
I hope each night my life will change and someone will show me how.
I seem to make it through each day although I rarely truly smile,
And hold onto the hope that my broken heart will hold on for another while.
No-one really knows us, there is no way they could feel the kind o f pain we suffer with a heart that cannot heal.
But one day when the sunshine ends and our time on this earth is world is through, we will have our children back again and our lifes will be born new.
By Diane Ranker Riesen
I wish I wasn’t one of those people but I am, I wish I didn’t feel this pain but I do.
I wish my child would come home but he wont, I wish I could turn back time but I can’t.
All I can do is take each day as it comes, some days I might get out of bed and function and some days I might stay in bed.
Some days I might want to talk about my grief and my son and some days I might not.
All of which are ok as despite what people may say, there is no right or wrong way to grieve.
Brightest star is here to support that “secret group” of men and women who walk among our streets. There should be nothing secret about us or our grief and Brightest Star can’t “fix you” “make you better” or make you “move on” as people may tell you too but we can give you a safe space to meet other parents who have lost a child through our parent support meetings. Brightest Star also offers parents the opportunity for one tot one sessions with a counsellor and bereaved siblings the opportunity to work with our play and adolescent therapist. If you would like to know more about our services or wish to make appointments, please get in touch. If you know someone who has lost a child of any age, please let them know that Brightest Star exists.