For so many of my friends in this community, August is a month that they will never forget.
For me August means that September is almost here. For then it will mean that 12 months have passed. 12 months since our lives changed for ever.
And they have changed.
Changed from the course it should have taken. We should have a 7 month old baby girl named Alice. A little sister for Minnie. Rosie, chubby cheeks covered in apples or prunes or pureed carrot. A big gummy smile. We would be happy that our family was complete. But, that's not the way it is. And that's not the way it can ever be.
And we keep on mourning what could have been, what should have been and what never will be.