Browsing Archive: September, 2012

Reflecting on September

Posted by Samara Collins on Saturday, September 29, 2012, In : Blog 
What a month it has been!  I have been pleasantly surprised to be able to reflect on how far we have come these past 2 years.  We are as healed as we've ever been.  The grief remains the same - like the diagram we were shown by so many grief counsellors when Sadie died. We were shown two diagrams - the first was one circle completely filled with black.  The other was the same circle - all black and the same size with a large white circle surrounding it.  This depicts that the grief is all enc...
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Running with Sadie

Posted by Samara Collins on Saturday, September 1, 2012, In : Blog 
I have recently found that running (jogging really in my case!) is a big help to me with my grief management.  It gives me time to think and I find that I spend my runs thinking about Sadie lots and and its a nice way to remember her and spend time with her memory and almost say things to her that I want to say.  I listen to music as I run and it is amazing how many songs remind me of Sadie and I find this very uplifting. My favourite at the moment is U2's City of Blinding Lights.  This song ...
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Below are 2 articles I have written for the SOFT Newlsetter.  SOFT is a charity Support Organisation for Families of Trisomy. 

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About Me


Samara Collins I'm Samara Collins (nee Samara Lawrence) and I'm 35 years old. I live in a village called Mobberley in Cheshire with my husband Drew, our son, Patrick (born 17/02/11) and our cat, Clive. Our daughter, Sadie was born on 30/12/09. 24 hours after her birth we were told she had Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18) and a large VSD (hole in her heart) and would die very soon. She passed away aged 8 & 1/2 months on 10/09/10. Sadie was our first child and she was a wonderful surprise after 18 months of trying to conceive and then being told I was infertile! She is our miracle. I immediately loved being a mummy and miss Sadie terribly. I was made redundant shortly after Sadie was born. We are strong but we still focus on remaining so and on maintaining normality and enjoying our son, Pat. Grieving is a weird process and totally unavoidable. I think I'm doing OK most days but when I need to express myself and the grief becomes overwhelming and isolating I find writing really helps me.

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