I understand too well, can resonate and find it sad when a parent lives with guilt when something happens to their child. With the passing yesterday of Michael Payne, father of Sarah Payne who was killed some years ago, how within seconds not only does a life change, but a family’s life changes too.
With any trauma, when we close the door, the world carries on as if nothing has happened and as we carry guilt, we begin to cope less and less. When we turn our attentions to things that help us cope, we lose our ability to cope even further. Hearing of Michael Payne today, brings back some of my own experiences of trauma. My thoughts go out to his family tonight.
This blog is dedicated to any child who has recently lost a parent or loved one through tragic circumstances.