Family

Thomas and Sophie holding a picture of Jessica in a spinning saucer

Siblings – July 2019

I can’t quite believe that we’re now almost a year into this new chapter of the Siblings project. A chapter that is full of ‘if only’s and ‘what if’s. Reflecting…

Me, hubby holding Thomas, and Sophie holding a photo of Jessica in the garden in the sunshine

Me and Mine – June 2019

Eight years ago today, we were in Oxford for the in-utero heart surgery that gave Jessica a chance of life. A milestone moment at the start of our journey as…

Sophie and Thomas in matching shorts and T-shirts sitting next to the sculpture of Jessica at her forever bed

Siblings – June 2019

I used to love putting my girls in matching dresses. They always seemed happy with it and I loved how it highlighted the fact that they were a pair –…

Me wearing a 40th birthday sash, Sophie holding a picture of Jessica and hubby holding Thomas at my 40th birthday barbecue

Me and Mine – May 2019

May is my birthday month. This year is a big birthday year for me as I turned forty. My birthday celebrations were spread out over a week, starting with a…

A picture of Jessica wearing a princess dress; Thomas in a Harry Potter sleepsuit; Sophie in a princess dress

Siblings – May 2019

It is lovely to see that how that sibling bond between Sophie and Thomas grows and develops. The way his little eyes light up when she talks to him; the…

Me, Thomas, hubby and Sophie at Jessica's forever bed

Me and Mine – April 2019

April has certainly been a tough month for us with the first anniversary of Jessica’s death. I still can’t quite believe that we have managed to survive a year without…

Sophie and Thomas sitting in Grandma's garden, with Sophie holding the picture of Jessica

Siblings – April 2019

It’s been a year since Jessica died. A year in which Sophie’s position within our family changed dramatically – from little sister, to our only living child, and then to…

Me (holding Jessica's photo), hubby, Sophie and Thomas with the Gruffalo at Chessington World of Adventures

Me and Mine – March 2019

This time last year we were heading off on our very last family holiday with Jessica. We’d decided to go to the Isle of Wight so we could have a…

Sophie and Thomas sitting on my bed in their pyjamas next to Jessica's photo blanket

Siblings – March 2019

I used to love watching my girls together at school drop-off and pick-up times. I loved the way that they would give each other a big cuddle and a kiss…

Me, hubby, Sophie (holding a picture of Jessica) and Thomas (in the buggy) at West Wycombe Park

Me and Mine – February 2019

It has been ten and a half months since Jessica died. The memories from this time last year are now an ever-increasing series of “last times” – last birthday party,…