Emma and her family were supported by Princess Alice Hospice during her husband Tom’s illness and after his death in June 2019.

​Emma, who was a teacher prior to starting a family, started her blog – ‘the thoughts and ideas of a young grieving family’ – in January 2021, as a new way to focus her thoughts and writing.  “My intention is to write a short piece every month through 2021 on my feelings and our lives as the love he’s left behind.  In each one I use a song, a picture book and a book aimed for older children to help inspire my writing.  I hope that my ideas will reassure and possibly help others who also walk this incredibly challenging path.”