How My Support Group Saved Me

I wondered for a little while how to start this post, should I launch straight in to what I want to say or explain a little bit about my lack of posts.

Life is just busy, parenting, working, living, all these things keep me busy, so I’m not going to go too much in to detail. Besides I did that in a post I wrote a few months ago.

I shared via my Facebook page my first story as a contributor for Still Standing magazine in July this year, titled Remembering my Son , but my second article posted in August wasn’t shared, I just didn’t get around to it. This week, the 9th-15th October is Baby loss awareness week. This is a recognised worldwide and concludes with a Wave of Light ceremony at 7pm on the 15th October. The thought behind it is, where ever in the world you live when it is 7pm you light a candle in memory of your baby or the babies that are gone to soon, and let it burn for at least an hour.

Due to time zones throughout the world, a ‘Wave of Light’ is creating around the globe, pretty cool huh? Most Sands groups throughout New Zealand organise a Wave of Light ceremony, which the public can then go to. If you choose not to, you can always light a candle at home.

The main point of this post is to share with you the post I wrote for Still Standing magazine in August, titled How My Support Group Saved Me.

I have another post which will be live on the Still Standing magazine website in the next few weeks, plus one in November and another in December. Having an outlet to share mty grief is really good.

Thanks for reading,

Stacey xxxx

 

 

Guest Blog post: Mama Love Magazine

A little while ago, Leigh from Mama Love Magazine was looking for writers to share stories about Motherhood and tales of Inspiring and amazing women. The posts are titled ‘Tales From The Hood’.

I got in contact with Leigh and I told her about my blog, my passion for writing and hopefully helping others through my experiences.

I was asked to write a piece on my experience and my feelings after I lost Alex in 2011. To begin with I actually found it really hard to write what I wanted to say, and for the first time I experienced a touch of writers block!

In the end the words flowed and it all came together.

I have since reread the piece several times since it posted on the Mama Love Magazine website and I am so, so proud. I actually think this is one of my favourite pieces of writing.

Stacey xxx

After The Loss Of Alex- Mama Love Magazine

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