No one ever recovers from losing a child.
No doubt that you can function and you can keep on living but something inside you will always be grieving and searching for what you have lost. The loss of expectation of a life not fully lived.
Unless we have experienced such a loss, we cannot understand what Denise and Bruce Morecombe are feeling this week. Their son Daniel was abducted 8 years ago.
To know that your child has gone and that you will never see him again is terrible enough – to have no remains to visit, no official talisman of grief to sustain them is cruelty of an enormous magnitude.
Nikki Parkinson blogger, journalist and a parent herself encouraged us all to dress in red to honour the memory of Daniel yesterday. Red is the colour of the tee shirt that Daniel was wearing when he disappeared. As a parent it is the very least that I could do.
Many many bloggers joined in silent support yesterday, swathed in shades of red. Here are a few of them:
You can find an enlarged version of the Mosaic here .
For further information about the Morecombe’s child safety campaign and to send words of support visit the Daniel Morecombe Foundation website.
In Chinese culture red is a symbol of fire and of good fortune and joy. I wish and pray and will continue to wish and pray for all of these these things for Denise and Bruce Morcombe.