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Advent Calendar 2019

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 1

Sam’s tree. It’s ok to talk about it. People can’t understand unless we say it out loud. #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent Calendar. I am proud of myself for telling the retail assistant that I chose this Christmas tree for Sam, my daughter who was born asleep. It’s ok to say it

People can’t understand unless we say it out loud. #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 2

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 3

With a day of planning meetings for my play today, and a sneak peak at early rehearsals tonight, I thought I’d take time out for a picnic for Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 3…. Home – Moel Famau! It’s ok to say it out loud. #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

It’s ok to say it. People can’t understand if I don’t say it out loud #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 4

Set off from Chester this morning to return to Aberdeen with a sore throat. 300 miles later with full-blown flu in a Travelodge 150 from Aberdeen +2 dogs. So Day 4 is simple it’s the Christmas song I always wanted to play for Sam

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 5

I finally arrived back in Aberdeen with Flu and my dogs. Today’s Advent for Sam is a video of her very special little pony called Cookie, bought as a foal when 12 weeks pregnant with Sam. They were going to grow up together.

Sam’s Cookie, a video of her pony. They were going to grow up together. My animals keep me going when I miss Sam and her Siblings most. It’s ok to admit it I can’t expect people to understand if I don’t say it #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss
@NevilleSouthall


I wrote ‘A Cookie for Christmas‘ this for Sam after we lost her. When I was pregnant with baby after Sam I put the book on Amazon so Sam wasn’t forgotten with next baby. 2 days after publishing

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 6

I find decorating the house for Christmas hard for myself so I’ve done it for Sam and the other babies I’ve lost. It’s ok to admit you’re struggling. If I don’t say it out loud people can’t understand. #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 7

What an amazing day!! (Apologies for the length of this but bear with it) It’s ok to say I’ve had an amazing day even though I’m a bereaved Mum. If I don’t say it out loud people can’t understand. #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 8

As a Mum I dreamt of making gingerbread biscuits with my children at Christmas. Not made it before. I can’t do it with them now but I can do it for them It’s ok to say it out loud, if I don’t say it people can’t understand #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 9

Sorry this is a long one, and a tough one for me. Bereaved parents often struggle with anxiety. I hope Sam’s proud of me for this It’s ok to say it out loud people can’t understand if I don’t say it #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent from yesterday. Every step forward for a parent who’s lost a baby is hard, and a massive achievement. Proud of myself and my achievements over the last year. Saying it feels weird but nice. A change from beating myself up as a failure. #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 10

It’s ok to be an imperfect bereaved parent. It’s ok as a bereaved parent to smile and not feel guilty about smiling. It’s ok to say it out loud. If I don’t say it, people won’t understand #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 11

Struggling quite badly myself today, so today’s present for Sam is simple. It’s ok to have bad days, being a bereaved parent is a rollercoaster. If we don’t say it out loud people can’t understand. Love and miss you Sam x #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 12 and 13

It’s ok to remember to dream about the things you would do with the baby you have lost. If I don’t say it out loud people can’t understand. For you beautiful little girl. #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 14

For Mums and Dads who have gone through baby loss, their family and friends and all health care professionals please share this. If I don’t say it out loud people can’t understand PLEASE SHARE #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 15

For you, beautiful girl, I wish we could do it together. It’s ok to do things for our babies who aren’t here. If I don’t say it out loud, people can’t understand. Happy Christmas Sam, Love Mum x #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 16

Something I always wanted to do. Such a tough place for me, so glad I did it, another challenge overcome for Sam. It’s ok to be here, I am a parent too. If I don’t say it people can’t understand. #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Incredibly proud of this, huge, tough, emotional mountain climbed for today’s Advent surprise for Sam. #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 17

Very special trip to visit Sam’s cousins Part 1. Wish we could’ve done this trip together. Spending time with Sam’s cousins is important, hard to walk away. If I don’t say it people can’t understand #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 18

A magical, happy night watching Polar Express with Sam’s cousins. My face says a thousand words. Wish you’d been with us Sam, the missing pieces to a beautiful evening. It’s ok to say it out loud. #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 19

Brilliant day with Sam’s cousins, made me so happy, but has left me feeling guilty. Sam, today I need to tell you I love you and miss you. Baby loss raises unexpected anxiety. If I don’t say it people can’t understand #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 20

Telling Sam’s story was a hard decision but I could only raise awareness, understanding and support for parents like me by allowing people to see my journey. I’m looking for support with this. Thank you so much for any help

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/philippa-davies-1?utm_term=pDYb64yxn

As I’ve been asked numerous times for a fundraising link, I thought today I would create one. If you can help in anyway get Sam’s story out on stage, then thank you!! #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 21

To a very special Daddy from your very special daughter xx. Dad’s struggle as much as Mum’s do when you lose a baby and It’s their Christmas too. If I don’t say it people can’t understand. #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 22

The most precious Christmas presents. If I don’t say it people can’t understand #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Advent Calendar Day 23

Christmas for Sam 8 yrs ago, 6 1/2 months pregnant with her, exactly a month to the day before she hung up her dancing shoes. It’s hard but ok to remember. Miss her every day. If I don’t say it people can’t understand #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

Sam’s Final Advent Calendar Day

Christmas Eve With love to all Mums and Dads who are going through Christmas without their little ones xxx We can say it out loud and people will understand. #RaisingAwarenessOfBabyLoss

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