I just wanted to say thank you to everybody who reacted to my last post about the loss of our daughter Bryony last Christmas.
Whether you commented or didn’t have the words but let me know you’d visited with the ‘like’ button, some for the very first time, I really appreciated your kind thoughts and the fact that some of you shared some personal stories of your own with me. Most especially, I am glad to have passed on some information about SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy) – especially to a few of you who have more cause to be aware of it – in the hope that lives will be saved in the future.
Christmas is fast approaching and, obviously, will be a very difficult time for our family. We are not going to hide from it though – we do have another daughter to think about after all. Bryony absolutely loved everything to do with Christmas and we will continue to celebrate it as I’m sure she would have wanted us to. There will of course be more tears but also some smiles and, hopefully, even a bit of laughter as we share memories of our funny, brave, loving daughter and sister.
I will hopefully return more fully to blogging in the new year but, in the meantime, I hope you will all enjoy a healthy and peaceful festive season.
If you would like more information about this little known risk associated with epilepsy you can find it here.
#1 by Laurie Graves on November 14, 2022 - 13:30
Again, so very, very sorry! How you still must be grieving. But celebrating Christmas in your daughter’s memory sounds exactly right. Looking forward to the return of your blog.
#2 by lifebyacompassnotaclock on November 14, 2022 - 20:42
#3 by nanacathy2 on November 15, 2022 - 10:08
Hugs and more hugs. Laugh and smile again and don’t feel guilty about it. xx
#4 by katechiconi on November 15, 2022 - 15:08
It will be wonderful to have you back amongst us, participating as well as observing. I’ve missed you a lot. Bravo for mustering your strength and resolve to jump back into it, and I hope your Christmas is as peaceful, hopeful and filled with love as possible. We’ll see you on the other side of it.
#5 by Emmely on November 16, 2022 - 20:20
I missed your previous post and only just read it. What an absolutely devastating thing to happen. I am so so sorry for your loss.
#6 by Born To Organize on November 23, 2022 - 05:32
Sending a warm and loving virtual hug.
#7 by cedar51 on November 23, 2022 - 07:08
I look forward to seeing your home, your craft life and things about UK v France – whenever you feel you can blog again. I’ve been tardy as well, but that because of life that I’m trying to regain since we all know what but also my own health issues that I’m finally coming to grips with in my own slow way….