A Chaplain’s View

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I’m doing paperwork, speaking on the phone, visiting on a ward, or I’m on call at home watching Neighbours or fast asleep at midnight ……….. and the pager goes. I call the switchboard and the operator says “Hello, Marion, Labour Ward wants you”. The line goes silent as she connects me and my heart sinks in anticipation of what I … Read More

The Suitcase

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Imagine for a moment that you carry an invisible suitcase. You have had this suitcase all your life and you have carried it everywhere you have been. There are certain things about this suitcase which are important. Firstly the suitcase packs itself – you have no control over what is packed in the suitcase. You cannot open the suitcase – … Read More

Avoiding the Jelly Mould

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Many people who lose a baby also lose their confidence – it’s hardly surprising that when one of our most basic functions doesn’t function ‘correctly’ we start to question everything, and lose confidence both in the world around us and ourselves. To be suddenly faced with the very new, very frightening and very unfamiliar feelings of being a bereaved parent … Read More

Poems

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At the end of every rainbow It’s said there’s a crock of gold, But we know the real truth Of a little one we cannot hold. It’s been two years now Oh how the time has flown And thoughts of you keep rushing in Of times we should have known. We cannot hold you in our arms But in our … Read More