I spoke to one of our clients at the beginning of the week whose birthday had been the week before. It was the first birthday without her husband who died in January. “It was awful, just awful” she said even though she had had lunch with a friend. They hadn’t been married 73 years like the Queen but the pain of being unable to share what should be a happy occasion was tangible in her voice. Grief remains raw when birthdays and anniversaries and special occasions pop up each year.
Our thoughts go to Her Majesty and her family today and all our own families for the days that would have been so much more enjoyable and fun with the special family member.