It has been therapeutic to go through the book and have so many memories of the funeral, at least for us. Jeraldine and I were discussing just yesterday how we could see that for some people it would be easier to pretend nothing had ever happened and how that might hurt less for some people.
For us, on the other hand, it feels painful to forget. I hope that in the future people can move to embrace loved ones, with us or otherwise, and maybe without so much stigma surrounding death, funerals and grief we can grow a deeper appreciation of them when we have them with us.
Children and babies in particular present a moral challenge, no one wants to truly face how delicate life is at that stage and with advances in society it can be easy to forget entirely that not that long ago it was truly lucky to have a child survive into adulthood.
Our Daughter has given us an extremely precious gift with her departure. We will be grateful in future for every minute spent with our next child and be able to share with them her funeral.
Thank you again for doing what you do and your patience through the process, know that it made a huge difference for us.