Holiday time, hurts

When we are in the long dark grip of winter, many of us just crave for summer. Long, lovely days and barmy evenings, are our idea of heaven.

There is no doubt for the majority of us, we do actually feel better when the sun shines, we feel more energetic and positive about life in general.

Not everyone feels that way though.

For some parents and grandparents summer, in particular summer holiday time, is unbearable.

Every where you go, there are families out and about, enjoying being together, out having fun, in the parks on the beaches, happy families doing things that families do.

It is at these times that for so many it brings into  harsh focus, what they are missing out on.

So many memories of a time gone by.

Those wonderful days when they were just like other families, out together, making memories with one another.

Now life is empty and lonely.

Precious people no longer in their lives, no more memories to be made, it as though time has stood still.

Those little people are now grown up, they have been through so much without one of their parents or grandparents there to share life experiences with, the good stuff and the not so good stuff, so many years lost.

I spoke to a grandmother today who finds it almost impossible to go down to her local beach on the coast because the reminders are too painful, a constant reminder of her loss and the loss of a relationship with her grandchildren.

So behind the holiday fun there are many who can’t wait for it to be over.


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Jane setup Bristol Grandparent Support Group in 2007 after a string of incidents led to the loss of contact with her Grand Daughter.

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