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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

2 weeks of crying....




For the last 2 weeks or so i have cried everyday. I am emotionally exhausted…and I’m pretty happy about it.

Today marks 10 days to The Butterfly Award and I thought I would put something relevant up every day until we get there.

The Butterfly Awards now in its fourth year, is an amazing opportunity to celebrate those who do so much work around bereavement as well as honoring parents who have experienced the loss of a baby. The event aims to celebrate survivors and champions of baby loss.

That means it’s almost a year since I won this award in the Inspirational Father category. I got to say it’s a tough award to win, when you evaluate what it is you’re actually winning.

Anyway this year I will be speaking and performing at the awards and my wife will be singing. I have also been on the judging pane. Now I've judged things before. I've been on the British Comic awards panel for a couple of years and while I've read comics that have moved me to tears, this is another thing altogether.
Over the last couple of weeks I have read  75 profiles, a list which comprises all the finalists (how Mel and Jade, the organisers managed to read all the entrants and keep their sanity I'll never know)

These people ….are amazing, they are inspirational, they move me tears again and again and again. Tragic stories, stories you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy, and so much bravery. Have a look for yourself if you want - https://thebutterflyawards.com/voting/

So yea I have cried and I’m glad because to have been part of this process, to aid in the honouring of so many inspiring people. Well that’s a privilege. So yea, I'm tired, I'm raw, I'm done but I'm happy about it

2 comments:

Fragmentsofred@hotmail.com said...

Hello David,

I chatted to you yesterday at the Butterfly Awards - I'm the mom with the mountain climbing son, Nicky, we talked about the lack of definition surrounding the rights of a father who is named on a stillbirth certificate.

I wanted to say that found myself completely captivated and engulfed in your spoken word as you described so truthfully and powerfully what I had felt and also witnessed others feeling. I loved your performance so much I wondered if it were possible for me to hear or read this beautiful arrangement of words once more? If so please do share.

Thank you
Gill

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