Hello. Long time, no contact.
I am just back from a lovely break in England. The family and I toured about in a caravan and it was lovely. The weather was mild and sunny and we visited a lot of National Trust places. There is some amazing scenery and sites. But, now it is back to reality...
Before the break, I attended the ISA (International Stillbirth Association) Conference in Cork. Now, I must say that I do love a conference. I love people coming together, and I love the academic side of it. I love hearing about research going on and what other people are thinking about topics that are close to the heart. I never did think that I would be attending a conference about stillbirth, but hey, that is how life has gone.
I went with Sands NI and it was great to see so many charities and people from different organisations there. We are all there for the same reason.
Some things that amazed me about the conference:
My intentions after the conference:
So, this is where I am going. There will be information through my organisation, Hope After Grief, which you can find at:
And, as always, Patrick was very much present during the conference and throughout the holiday. It was Shay's 4th birthday yesterday also. I lit a candle for Patrick before Shay blew out his candles so that the whole family was together...