You know that feeling, where you wake up and for a split second the world is as it has always been, and then it descends with a weight; the knowledge that something significant has ended and that life will never be the same again.
We went away over half term to meet with our friends as we often do. But this time one family was not there. The primary-school-aged daughter had broken her leg very badly whilst ice skating. Her femur snapped and fractured and she was in hospital for a number of days until she gained mobility. My