Take The Red Pill, Take The Blue Pill: The Choices And Decisions We Make

I’m sure that many of you reading this will be familiar with the film “The Matrix” from 1999 starring Keanu Reeves.  While in places it was quite confusing, the basic premise of the film was that humans have been enslaved by artificial intelligence machines who have them “plugged in” to the Matrix which they believe…

Life PC (Post Curley)

It is now 4 days PC (post Curley) and it is only now that I feel able to write about how I feel.  What I’m about to say may shock some of you reading this, although some of you will hopefully understand it. How I feel about losing my Curley is right up there with…

The 5 Stages Of Grief

I remember reading somewhere on the internet, I can’t remember where though, about The Kübler-Ross model, otherwise known as “the five stages of grief”.  This model is a series of emotional stages by survivors of grief and death, and the 5 stages according to the model are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. For some…

Sunshine On My Shoulders….

In 1971 a young woman died at the age of 20.  She left behind a husband, a two year old daughter, and a journal of tape recordings.  A journal that told what it was to be young, and a mother, and in love…and dying.  The names of the people in her life have been changed,…

Support For Empty Armed Mothers

I’ve been doing a lot of work on “Frankie’s Legacy” recently to bring it more in line with what I always wanted it to be – a blog and a place where I can talk honestly and openly about my feelings, a resource site for early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, neonatal death, cleft lip/palate, rare chromosome…

I Failed….

Grief, I hate you. Grief, why did you have to come back to haunt me now? Grief, why don’t you just f**k off and never come back….ever. Oh wait….you can’t. You won’t. You will be with me for the rest of my life. I tried so hard not to give in to you when Frankie…