Saying Goodbye

The Terror Of Pregnancy Post Loss

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Parents
Zoe Clark-Coates

If you are one of the 700 mothers and fathers who lose a child each day in the UK, you will be all too acutely aware of the traumatic effects upon your life. What most people do not talk about however is what happens if you get pregnant again, because for many women they enter a period of fear and anxiety, that can paralyse their life.

The Vidaai: A Line Of Goodbyes

Zima Bhatt | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Zima Bhatt

That moment where butterflies come alive and flutter endlessly in my abdomen had arrived. Everyone gazed at me with intense affection. By this time the majority of guests had gone. The only people left were those who'd been there for the days of festivities before this final day.

Poppy

Claire Frances | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Frances

We drove around for hours, tears rolled down our cheeks, crying together; for you, for us, for what we had and what could have been. We pulled up on the moors and watched the burnt red and orange sunset; like a poppy painted into the sky until it disappeared. We could feel you with us.

Acquaintances or Friends?

Julia Burness | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Burness

Working for myself and living alone - at the time I loved it. Having initially come from a large recruitment company I was used to a busy office environment, so in place of this I made sure my days were filled with friendly faces dotted around town.

Forced Goodbye

Fila Magnus | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fila Magnus

Being a family that barely ever celebrates birthdays, you've been known to give the worst of gifts - from mugs to absolutely nothing, but this time, daddy, just 8 days before, you forced me to bury you into the ground, and say goodbye - for forever.

On Saying Goodbye to Home

Jasmine Irving | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Irving

I've been on the road for a good 16 months now, living out of my backpack and staying with different welcoming hosts, from family to strangers to friends. The last 3 months have been spent at home, home being the UK and more specifically Newcastle.

Saying Goodbye to My Husband

Beth Phillips | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Phillips

On the evening that Dunc died, he left for football while Sam, Thomas and I were eating tea. He kissed each of us in turn and told us that he loved us. Dunc did this every week before football, and every day before work. It was something that I had strongly encouraged, having worked closely with a family who hadn't had a chance to say a proper last goodbye to their child.

The Gifts of Grief: Saying Goodbye to Lost Babies

Jody Day | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Day

The Saying Goodbye organisation is a beautiful tribute to the five babies that Zoe and Andy Clark-Coates have personally suffered the loss of. And it is an organisation that the public has immediately taken to its heart.