Compassionate Friends

I am about to head off for a weekend at Mary McKillop House,
named after Australia’s first saint.
It is a Professional Development weekend for volunteers and support group leaders of Compassionate Friends. It is being run by Mal and Di McKissop, the best known grief counsellor s in Australia. I was lucky enough to help in organising the weekend, so hope all goes to plan.
It will be a reflective weekend, hopefully improve our counselling skills, and it is always good to be with people who have experienced the hardest loss, the loss of a child.
It is 15 years since my 22 year old child died suddenly, I still feel the loss, but it is good to be able to reach out to the newly bereaved and show them that although the pain never goes away, it becomes more gentle.

Today’s quotes are for those who grieve.

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Saturday ..March 2……… Planning and dreaming

early start, watched ‘Pretty Woman’ and relaxed and musing at 1am
Put Daniel Odonnell on

photo…lit a candle by my three miniatures of angels. Joye, my sister, Shelley, my daughter and Jean, my mother.
Remembering the precious moments. You are always with me in memory. You inspire me to be a better woman.

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photo…whimsical..

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Quote..

Tis better to have loved and lost, than not to have loved at all.

Laugh….

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