The Slicer

“But please, please - won't you - can't you give me something that will cure Mother?'

Up till then he had been looking at the Lion's great feet and the huge claws on them; now, in his despair, he looked up at its face. What he saw surprised him as much as anything in his whole life. For the tawny face was bent down near his own and (wonder of wonders) great shining tears stood in the Lion's eyes. They were such big, bright tears compared with Digory's own that for a moment he felt as if the Lion must really be sorrier about his Mother than he was himself.

'My son, my son,' said Aslan. 'I know. Grief is great.”


Steve - you don't know me, but I too have lost a mother. Expected, but suddenly at the end - no-one with her. And I found the only thing that helped is Give Thanks. Nothing deep, the simple things, preferably aloud. Peace be with you.

Ruth Young

Steve my name is Ruth Young and I met you at the hospital last Friday I was going to see my dad and your mummy had just got a bed on the same ward. Tonight I am in the Macmillan unit sitting beside my daddy watching him too slip away and I read your beautiful tribute to your mum. I think I new your parents and that my dad may have worked with them years ago It's only when I saw her picture and you talked about the Academy that it came to me . My sincere sympathies to you , your daddy and all your family. Perhaps some day we can meet and find out if they really were colleagues .

Brenda Johnston

A beautiful and meaningful surmise Steve. Thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family.Bx

Lisette kroes

Thanks for sharing your emotions Steve. The grief will take time and I pray for your patience to ride the storm. Thinking about you and Janice and the gorlsxx

Indi Sundaram


You don't know me, but when I read your post, my heart went out to you and your family. I'm not on Twitter or Facebook, so looking for a way to contact you, I went to the Fitzroy site and wrote a message to you through the embedded contact form asking for it to be passed on to you. I'm not sure if you received it. At that time it didn't strike me that I could perhaps post a comment here. I hope you might forgive my presumption in writing to you through the church contact form, and you may not reply, but that's all right - we'll meet at His side.

I wrote my message there, but this is just to say I've been praying for you and your family through this time, for much grace, healing and wisdom for the coming months. 'The Lord is my Strength and my Song'

How I know about you and came to your blog is another story entirely that I hope I'll have the privilege to share with you some day. What would Life be without the enigma of God's marvellous working?

Yours because of Him,

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