Dear Bereaved Parent,

Birthdays are a celebration of life.

That changes after our child dies.

Even our own birthdays can sometimes feel like a betrayal

– why are we alive when they are not?

Their birthdays become reminders of what life could have been.

Finding gratitude in what is – a beautiful soul that graced our lives for a limited time – is hard work.

Time that ran out for them provides us with what we need to see life in a new way.

With love,

Mary Anne