Erica Farrimond's Blog (4)

Do you feel the presence of your loved one who has died?

The strangest thing happened to me a few days ago. I went out for a walk on my own, a rare occurrence as I usually have my two little people with me. But this day I was alone. I strode off out of my gate and along the waterfront where I live. A moment or two passed when I realised how tall I seemed. I felt like I was walking on a cloud. Somehow I felt elevated. I wondered if it was simply because I wasn't pushing the buggy and looking down at the…

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Added by Erica Farrimond on January 1, 2014 at 1:01am — 1 Comment

Is loneliness an issue for you?

When Lily died I missed her with all my heart and soul; but I wasn't lonely. I still had my husband. Our conversations filled in some of the gaps in my life that being without Lily left behind.

Recently, however, I have been without my husband. I still have Summer and Riley to play with…

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Added by Erica Farrimond on December 20, 2013 at 2:18am — 2 Comments

What is your focus?

I am having a challenging time with a specific person in my life right now. Amidst all my preparation for Christmas I need to deal with this person who it feels wants to drag me down as low as he is feeling! I have been trying to focus on all the amazing support and love I have been receiving from my special friends here on this page (thank you again). I have been trying to not take it personally, to just feel sorry for him and the pain he is feeling but today it got the better of me and…

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Added by Erica Farrimond on December 18, 2013 at 2:42pm — No Comments

EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH

About a week ago I had a dream. I was at a large family gathering. My aunts and remaining uncle were present and I was being introduced to a small boy, maybe 4 or 5 years old who was linked to my late uncle Jim (whose baby son had been adopted out at birth over thirty years before and none of our family had ever met). My uncle, like Lily died of cancer. This uncle whom I so adored as the gentle, funny and charismatic…

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Added by Erica Farrimond on December 11, 2013 at 12:05pm — 3 Comments

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