"Be not afraid to feel
though grief may overwhelm you.
Its breath gives life to your loss
its thoughts to your precious memories.
Be not afraid of pain
though tears may consume you.
By allowing them, flowing with them
may they carry anguish softly away.
Be not afraid of change
exposed though you may feel.
Awaken to new directions
fuelled by their love and dreams for you.
One year on - and into your future
As time passes
as grief loosens its grip
may their hopes for you
energise and inspire you
and colour all your tomorrows".