Can you imagine having to tell your son or daughter that their brother or sister has died? Can you imagine telling a child that they will never see their mother or father again? Can you imagine sending your child to school and telling them that their best friend won’t be there to play with them because they have died?
The poem ANGEL was written by one of Brightest Stars siblings who lost his sister. When I 1st read it, it sent shivers down my spine as it made me take the tim...e to think about how hard it must be to experience loss so young and “the agony” that children can suffer. I often here people see that their loved one is now an angel in the sky but this poem has made me see the word angel and how children feel in a totally different way.
We often here that children are resilient, that they don’t know what’s going on, that they will just get on with it and move on but who decided that every child acts that way? Like us adults, every child is different and their experience of death and grief will be different and we should all #MakeTime2Listen . This is the theme of Child Grief Awareness which starts today and I am asking all our supporters to #MakeTime2Listen
Sharing this poem was a very brave and courageous thing to do and I hope it makes people stop for a minute and think of a child that is grieving.
As the poem says……
L is for love, which never dies
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