Just a quick post tonight because I’ve got to go and get Calum from trampolining in a minute. See, I didn’t make up the niddy noddy idea. It’s a device to make skeins of wool from. Julia (as in Julia and Paul who bought Denise the kitten to see Rosie) has one, along with a spinning wheel. Still don’t know whether they should or shouldn’t be waxed though. The niddy noddy. Not the kitten. Who is now safely with the Cats Protection League.
I was talking to someone today who said they didn’t know what was and wasn’t useful to say or do when someone has just died. I think it’s all quite personal stuff, but the things which are helping us are:
People saying there’s nothing to say, rather than trying to come up with something, when they meet us, and showing how sad they are too
People asking us how the last few months have been and sharing things about Rosie
All the letters and cards we’ve had
People sending us photos of Rosie
People turning up with cakes, flowers and anything else they think of
People coming up with offers of help and fundraising ideas
All those thoughts and ideas about grieving
People doing special things for Cal and Sylvie
And all the blog comments
I think people being honest and open helps the most.
Oops – am nearly late. Must go now.