A sibling bond is unbreakable.
Just like you, they had dreamt of days spent with the new baby - their new brother or sister.
They had imagined park dates and cuddles.
Just like you miss them, they miss them too.
Sometimes children don't know how to express their grief. But over time they will. They will do this through drawings and stories.
The Remembering Me Sibling Journal gives them space to draw and write.
This journal can be used by up to four children. All the pages can be dated and the journal will grow with them over the years.
A poem from the inside of the journal
I have another sibling that the world cannot see.
My greatest wish is that my sibling was here to play and talk with me.
I have another sibling that looks out for me everyday,
And makes sure my family and I are going along okay.
I have another sibling, beautiful as can be,
A precious part of my family no longer here with me.
I have another sibling, I am very proud to say,
That is why there are rainbows after the skies are grey.
I have another sibling I love with all my heart,
Today, tomorrow and every day we are apart.
"The siblings edition is especially dear to my heart as it is an avenue for my sons aged 6 & 8 to express their emotions for their brother Will who was born in between their birthdays. The book is left in a special place where they both can come and pick it up anytime they like and sit and write a letter or draw a picture for their brother. I often look through the book and find beautiful artworks that they had drawn unbeknown to me. They pour their little hearts out, in happiness and sadness for Will and this is why I feel it's incredibly important for their emotional wellbeing to allow their inner thoughts to be let out. I encourage them to write/draw whatever they are feeling. It then creates a conversation to discuss things further if they need to. I came across a picture that my 8 year old drew of our chooks who were sadly taken by a fox a few days ago. Samson's picture illustrated the chooks flying up to heaven to be with Will. This was so heartwarming and comforting to see the world even when it's cruel, through the eyes of a child. This book is a godsend for our family and my gratitude for Shaela's vision will be everlasting. Thank you xxx "