Child loss is one of the most difficult things I have ever had to carry with me. Although when I reflect I also know that watching my child suffer was THE most difficult thing.
My name is Abigail Burton. This is my take on coping with grief. In March (2019) my husband and I lost our middle son, Matthew Noah Michael Burton. He was just 5 years and 11 days old. Matthew was born with a complex medical condition. Which included things like chronic lung disease, hypotonia, and club … Continue reading A day at a time – Coping with grief
As a carer, I am often stretched beyond my imaging. But would I know when I had reached my limits? During the bushfires, I learned that answer.
My friends compare this community to the Hunger Games. Our 'unlucky' drawcard landed us together. We need our community & the odds to ever be in our favour.
Who knew as a kid that a New Year would be a cause of further pain & grief? The New Year is coming, and our lost loved one, won't be in it While grieving as I learned to take a day at a time, I was surprised to realise that the idea of New Years … Continue reading Grief while facing a New Year
Feeling relief while grieving a disabled child seems like a cold and heartless thing. But when you have witnessed your child in almost constant pain for long enough, this may happen to you. If it hasn't happened to you, keep in mind that everyday is new, and that emotions and feeling are all over the … Continue reading Relief while grieving a disabled child