Angel Mums, a support group for bereaved mothers started in 2003 and has sadly grown to around 50 members. They meet monthly and offer support at various levels to grieving mums. Hilton based Life Coach, Cherri Forsyth is one of the founding members.
Our Angel Mums group is for Mums who have lost a child- it doesn't matter how recently, or how long ago- all are welcome!
Below you will find the dates of our meetings for 2014, with a reminder that the meetings are held at the Protea Hilton Hotel from 2.30pm on every SECOND Wednesday of the month. Please ask at reception where our venue is, as they change our venue from month to month. Please diarise these dates, we would love to see you there.
Quote from Joan Morgan:
"In my worst seasons I've come back from the colorless world of despair and grief by forcing myself to look hard, for a long time at a single glorious thing: a flame of red geranium outside my bedroom window. And then another: an interplay of colors in a painting. And another: the perfect outline of a full, dark sphere behind the crescent moon. Until I learned to be in love with my life again. Like a stroke victim retraining new parts of the brain to grasp lost skills, I have taught myself joy, over and over and over again."
I will practice this beautiful simple skill of "living in the moment".
I will use it when I feel that I cannot go on without my Child
I will use it when I remember how I brushed Her hair the last time I saw Her
I will use it when I remember holding her and saying goodbye the last time we spoke
I will use it when I remember the fear in her eyes when I left the hospital that night
I will use it when I keep feeling like I should have done something to protect her
I will use it when I try and forgive myself.................
I will use it when those terrible images of my child on that bed appear
I will use it when I remember how I felt when I realised that my child was gone from this physical world
I will use it when I realise that I will NEVER hear her voice again
I will use it when I realise that I will NEVER be able to embrace her again
I will use it when I see a car like hers drive past and I know it can never be her
I will use it when I see Mothers and daughters shopping together and I know it can never be us
I will use it when I want to cry out WHY WHY WHY
I will use it during this difficult time I have to face now with Christmas and our new Baby
I will use it when my tears are welling up behind my eyes like a massive waterfall of grief
I will use it when I look into Brian's eyes and know that he needs me to be Ok
I will use it when I see the pain in his eyes and wish that I could take it away,
I will use it when him and Vicki look into their new baby girl's face and smile
I will use it when I look into her face and know that another little girl needs me now to be her Gran
I will separate myself from all around me and focus on the beauty of nature..............
I will grow from this terrible physical loss. I will, l I will,l I will
I will practice and practice and practice and get stronger I have to, I have to, I have to...........
That is what my Angel Child would want me to do.
Until one wonderful day
When I have lifted myself up from the pain and sadness
I will feel my Child's spiritual presence
and we will be together again. Mother and Child.................
And I realise that we were never separated in Spirit at all
Poem by Yvonne Perekles
MY ANGEL CHILD
07/06/1974 TO 10/01/2013
News December 2013 - Dealing with Christmas after the loss of someone close to you